New App Sets Shakespeare to Rap | Playbill

News New App Sets Shakespeare to Rap "RE:Shakespeare," a new app developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, is attempting to bridge the gap between Shakespeare and rap. The app, co-created with Samsung, remixes Shakespeare's prose through a hip-hop lens.

Actor David Tennant hosts the app, which is now available through Google Play.

"RE:Shakespeare" includes such features as an examination of insults and courtships, beatboxing from producer Shlomo, a quiz designed to determine whether certain lines were written by Shakespeare or hip-hop artists and full 360-degree footage of a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The Royal Shakespeare Company hopes that the app will engage younger audiences and show Shakespeare's modernity.

For more information, or to download the app, click here.

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