Many of us have been forced to read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in school.  And as great of a writer as William Shakespeare is, his style is a little, oh…”old fashioned.”  For those of us who enjoy a lighter, more modern read, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet can be a little more difficult to decipher than the latest Harry Potter book.  But if you’re having to read Romeo and Juliet for school or for pleasure, it always helps to have a little bit of explanation to confirm you’re catching the drift correctly.

This is where CliffNotes comes in.  You’re probably already familiar with CliffNotes–the eye-catching yellow and black flip books available at the library and bookstore that gives you a quick breakdown and explanation to some of the most popular classic books, poems, and plays.

Well guess what?  Now, there’s an app for that…

CliffNotes has a Romeo and Juliet app to help you prepare for writing a paper or taking an exam on this popular Shakespeare play.  From a quick cram session to a full study plan, CliffNotes has you covered with this iPhone app!  Just like the CliffNotes books, their app is easy to read and maneuver, and provides a wealth of in-depth information.  From an extensive character list to a breakdown of the play, act by act, you will be able to quickly and easily grasp the meaning and storyline of Romeo and Juliet.

Another cool thing about the CliffNotes app is the “CramCast,” where you listen to quick audio blurbs about the summary of the play.  This gives you a brief run-down as to the characters, plot, and general meaning of the written work.  You can also take the in-app quiz to test your knowledge on the play and see if you’re ready to put your memory to the test!

By reading the play and supplementing your knowledge with the CliffNotes Romeo and Juliet iPhone app, you will have a better understanding and deeper knowledge on the play, which can help you in study groups, school, or your reading club.

What’s not to love about CliffNotes?