Theatre Apps

Something a little different today.  I’ve been looking at what’s available in the iPad app store for theatre people (free and paid for), and there is a surprising mix so I thought I’d share a few of them with you.  First my favourite in terms of design:

Evernote Camera Roll 20130519 141459Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 plays, 1945-2010

This is a beautiful interactive book that looks at plays that have been performed in the UK from 1945 to 2010. It isn’t just about British plays either – any thing that was performed during that period.  Reviews, interviews, production photographs and so on. Suffice to say I bought it.

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Basically just an ebook, but beautifully illustrated, on the history of Chinese theatre.

Chinese Theater for iPad

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For you techies out there are a number of magazines you can get for free:

Lighting and Sound America

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Make-up Artist Magazine

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For all things techie Stage Directions Magazine

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Now this is a super organisational app for stage managers, ShowTool SM

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An app to write plays with called, not surprisingly, Playwriter

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Now there are a few line-learning apps out there. This is one of the free ones, My Lines Lite

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And finally a series of free little apps that bring various forms of Asian puppet theatre to the iPad, Shadow Play Wayang Kulit

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