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Let’s Explore: Desdemona, innocent wife

Before we explore the character of Desdemona, let us remind you how you can explore a Shakespearean character in any of our published plays.  If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . Desdemona, the inncocent wife: You can …Read More

Let’s Explore: Othello, the Moorish general

Before we explore the character of Othello, let us remind you how you can explore a Shakespearean character in any of our published plays.  If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . Othello, the Moorish general: You can …Read More

Let’s Explore: Iago, Othello’s nemesis

Before we explore the character of Iago, in Othello, let us remind you how you can explore a Shakespearean character in any of our published plays. If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . Iago, Othello’s nemesis: You can explore …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 10 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original, Jacobean, cast list.  This cast list is for 10 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup window (accessed via …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 9 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original, Jacobean, cast list.  This cast list is for 9 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup window (accessed via …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 8 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original, Jacobean, cast list.  This cast list is for 8 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup window (accessed …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 7 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides cast list for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original Jacobean casting.  This casting is for 7 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup windows (accessed via the …Read More

Othello (MFFEV5 Casting for 6 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders.  This casting is for 6 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup windows (accessed via the gearwheel in the top right-hand corner of …Read More

Othello ‘Round-robin’ play-reading for 2 – 5 readers

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’. In other words, each player reads a speech in turn. The first reader reads the first speech; then the next speaker in a clockwise direction reads the next speech; and so on until all the speakers have read, and then …Read More

Twelfth Night: A2S4 ‘Like Patience on a monument’

Introduction: The audio of the following video reading is taken from an episode of John Barton’s Playing Shakespeare. It’s called ‘Rehearsing a text’. Playing Shakespeare,  nine 45 minute episodes on how to play Shakespeare’s text, uses a host of famous RSC actors from the 70’s. It is the best series I know on how to play Shakespeare. It’s available on Youtube, and if you go to My Channel on Youtube, you’ll …Read More

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