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One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream – Cast

Characters in One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream by size of part Bottom A weaver, Pyramus in the mechanical’s play in Act Five Scene One   Puck AKA Robin Goodfellow, Oberon’s Jester   Oberon King of the Fairies   Lysander Young courtier, in love with Hermia at the start of the play.   Hermia In love with Lysander   Helena In love with Demetrius   Theseus Duke of Athens   Quince …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream- Cast List for 7 players

  If you don’t know how to use this page, click on this link   This post is the play-reading cast list for 7 players for One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream. Links are given for the seven players to see the script in Highlight Text format or Cue Script format, in two tables you’ll find below.   Cast list for 7 players in Highlight Text Format   The table below …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream – Cast List for 6 players

  If you don’t know how to use this page, click on this link.   This post is the play-reading cast list for 6 players for One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream. Links are given for the six players to see the script in Highlight Text format or Cue Script format, in two tables you’ll find below.   Cast list for 6 players in Highlight Text Format   The table below …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Deam – Round Robin 2 – 5

If you can only get a few people (2 – 5)  together to do a play-reading, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’.   Each player reads a speech in turn until all the speakers have read a speech, and then the first speaker speaks the next speech, and so on until you’ve read the play.   This way of reading the play means …Read More

It is all Much Ado About Nothing this week

It’s all Much Ado About Nothing this week, as the picture of David Garrick as Benedick above implies. I’m dizzy with Much Ado’s. They are whirling around inside my brain, and when I sleep at night Eve Best (The Globe’s Beatrice)  puts David Garrick (Benedick) in his place, whilst he is scathing about Glaudio’s (Tunji Kasim from the RSC production) falling in love with Hero, whilst the excellent Michelle Terry (Beatrice …Read More

Review: Globe Production of Much Ado About Nothing (****)

The Globe’s production of Much Ado About Nothing is available: – For streaming by The Globe Player for £4 / ~$6 – As a DVD from Amazon UK  £19.50 and Amazon USA $17.03 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. If you want to know more about how to stream a Globe production, check out our: HELP WITH WATCHING A GLOBE SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION WHEREVER YOU ARE Our Bottom Line: This …Read More

The Globe production of The Merry Wives of Windsor (to be reviewed)

The Globe’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is available: For streaming from The Globe Player For streaming from DigitalTheatre.com For purchase as a DVD from Amazon Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Shakespeare’s brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to the Globe after delighting audiences in 2008. Synopsis Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress …Read More

Why the ‘Modern First Folio’?

A First Folio version of a play has a number of advantages for people who are interested in Shakespeare’s plays as theatre rather than as poetry (and that is our hoped-for audience): The First Folio was based on the ‘prompt’ books from the first production. This means the text is closest to the plays as they were first performed, (probably with Shakespeare in the cast), rather than how they were …Read More

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