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As You Like is now available for play-reading

We’re  pleased to announce that we have published As You Like It in MFFEV5 format and so it is now available for play-reading.
To see the play and get an overview of what we provide as well as the play:

  • using a MS-Windows laptop or an Apple iPad in landscape format:
  • Click on any of the links in the index to the right of this post to start exploring As You Like It.

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The play is published with cast lists for two to twelve players,a s well as the original casting foe 20 players.

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You can play-read As You Like It in round-robin form with 2 – 5 players. Cast lists, with all characters allocated to a particular player are provided for six to twelve players, making it practical to run play-readings with six to 12 players. The cast lists for 11 and 12 players are performable. In other words they can be used as the basis for a production.

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By default, The scripts will be viewed in Highlight Text format, where the lines for each character that a player is playing are highlit in a different colour. Alternatively the script can be seen in ‘Parts and Cues’ format by using the set-up gearwheel at the top right of the script to change the Viewing mode to ‘Parts and Cues’.

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We also publish four scenes in “Let’s Play” format which allows smaller groups of players to play those scenes. This is useful in a number of situations:

  • As play-reaadings when you don’t have the time or the number of players to play-read the whole play
  • To rehearse scenes for a production
  • In a drama class to explore particular scenes of the play.

The scenes we provide are:

Rosalind is banished (A1S3, 3 players)
In the Forest of Arden (A2S4, 5 players)
Town Mouse and Country Mouse (A3S2, 2 players)
Silvius courts Phebe (A3S5, 3 players)
Rosalind and Orlando ‘marry’ (A4S1, 4 players)

 

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Let’s play!

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Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’
Players-Shakespeare.com

 

If you are using, or thinking of using, Players-Shakespeare.com’s edition of Shakespeare’s plays for production rehearsals or play-reading, why don’t you ask to become a member of our Support for Playreading & Productions Closed FB group?

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