To make it easier for the students aged 11 to 18 to study and experience the famous playwright Shakespeare’s work 'Much Ado About Nothing', a new App named Re:Shakespeare has been launched.
Daily express reported that the app is an initiative by UK's Royal Shakespeare Company which allows students to lip-sync favourite lines, mix beatbox rhythms with Bard's text and take a Hip-Hop Shakespeare quiz.
Students can get to grips with the 'what, why and how' of Shakespeare's language, with a 360 degree performance of two sections of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
Hosted by "Doctor Who" actor David Tennant, the app also features actor Tamsin Greig, voice coach Nia Lynn and director Iqbal Khan, offering tips and advice for understanding and performing Shakespeare. The app includes links to, and quotes from, 19 other Shakespeare plays.
Jacqui O'Hanlon, RSC's director of education said that the app sets Shakespeare alongside contemporary artists doing the most extraordinary things with language as it is power for hip-hop artists and they use it to provoke, challenge and move people just like Shakespeare did.
More than three million UK students study the works of Shakespeare every year but teachers are concerned that some pupils struggle to see the relevance of works in medieval dialogue from the 16th century. The app will be offered as a support to schools from September.