A new Shakespeare-learning tool for the Mac has been launched.

Macbeth is teaching software aimed at secondary school pupils. Published by 4Learning, it combines footage of Macbeth, starring actors Greta Scacchi and Sean Pertwee.

The CD-ROM includes the full text of the play, as well as historical and literary articles. Pupils can also explore themes, scenes or characters via footage, through the text, or through topic-by-topic commentary.

Scene-by-scene questions encourage students to analyse the play's meaning, and a glossary explains unfamiliar terms.

A set of two CDs costs £47. Five additional CDs cost £11.75 each. Orders can be placed via the 4Learning shop.