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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Castings and Scenes to playread)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream lends itself to play-reading. The three different casts (the court; the rude mechanicals; the fairies) allows a good distribution of parts across the readers. For playing scenes, there aren’t many scenes which are dialogues for 2 players. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an ealry play, and in his early plays Shakespeare seems to have mostly written scenes for large number of characters.

Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 12 playreaders, but we have decided to pre-configure readings for 6 – 8 players and for 10 players. The castings for 6 – 8 players are on the sidebar on the right hand side (or after the script on a smartphone)

The casting for 10 players folllows.  Select your part from the list below,  and a script will open up at A1S1

Once you’ve all selected a part, let the play-reading can commence. If you need more help, go to “Help with Let’s Play”

We have prepared some scenes to read for smaller groups, and you can find them on the sidebar on the right hand side. They are for 5 – 7 players.

If there’s only two of you, have a look at the extracts for 2 players on Playreadings for 2 players.  Probably the easiest of these to play is “Hotspur teases Lady Percy”. But there are other interesting extracts for 2 players.

When you’ve read the play, there’s a number of things you can do:

If you want to understand better how to use our MFFEV5 CloudReader, read:


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And finally, don’t forget we review Shakespeare productions you can watch at home on DVD or streaming. See:
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