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Playreading Report: Thou art alive

Andrew didn’t like Shakespeare. . “Well,” he said, “when I say I don’t like Shakespeare, I don’t mean I don’t like Shakespeare, I mean I wish I did like Shakespeare. I just can’t get on with him. All that thee-ing and thou-ing. Men in tights. Complicated words.” . It sounded to me like Andrew had never met Shakespeare. I invited him to come over. We could hang out. Have a …Read More

Shakespeare’s plays we have published

Players-Shakespeare.com publishes Shakespeare’s plays in an innovative form which lets you explore them in new ways.  You’ll find a detailed description of what you can do below the table of our published plays. You can get help on how to do this at the following links: Click here for video help with the features we provide. Click here for video help with reading Shakespeare’s texts Click here to learn how to run …Read More

Let’s Play: The Merchant of Venice, A1S1 (3 players)

When we set-up a “Let’s Play”, it’s usually to demonstrate the particular emotions that a character or characters are going through; or to show some particularly interesting bit of action, but this “Let’s Play” serves a different purpose. . I hope it will demonstrate some of the uses of language that Shakespeare uses to help his actors (both those of his own time, and those of our time). It is …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast list for 12 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 12 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: 1: Portia 2: Bassanio, Messenger 3: Shylock 4: Antonio 5: Gratiano, Man 6: Clown, Arragon 7: Lorenzo 8: Salarino, Duke of Venice 9: Morocco, Salerio …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast list for 11 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 11 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: 1: Portia 2: Bassanio, Messenger 3: Shylock 4: Antonio, Tubal 5: Gratiano 6: Clown, Arragon 7: Morocco, Duke Of Venice, Balthazar 8: Lorenzo, Man …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast list for 10 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 10 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: 1: Portia 2: Bassanio, Messenger 3: Shylock 4: Clown, Salarino, Salerio 5: Lorenzo, Giobbe, Tubal 6: Antonio, Man 7: Gratiano, Balthazar 8: Morocco, Nerissa …Read More

The Merchant of Venice – Cast list for 9 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice for 9 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One:   1: Portia 2: Shylock, Stephano 3: Bassanio, Man 4: Gratiano, Morocco, Balthazar 5: Jessica, Arragon, Duke Of Venice, Servantparition 6: Antonio, Messenger, Singer, …Read More

The Merchant of Venice: Cast List for 8 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 8 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: Player1: Portia Player 2: Bassanio, Salanio Player 3: Shylock, Stephano Player 4: Lorenzo, Morocco, Salerio, Tubal Note: Player 4 talks to themselves once in …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast List for 7 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice for 7 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: Player 1: Portia, Leonardo Player 2: Bassanio, Salarino Note: Player 2 talks to themselves twice in A1S1 Player 3: Shylock, Salerio, Stephano Player 4: …Read More

The Merchant of Venice ‘Round-robin’ play-reading for 2 – 6 players

If you can only get a few people (2 -6)  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 the …Read More

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