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Playreadings that require more than 4 players

Othello – Upgrade to Version 5.05

We’ve upgraded Othello  to our latest format to allow you explore the play in many ways. We’ve taken the OUP First Folio Edition of the plays, and using Internet and computer technology, allow you to explore Shakespeare’s plays in ways  which are much easier than with a paper form of the play. The focus is on ‘playing’ the play, rather than studying it. With this new release of Othello,  you can: Use “Let’s Explore” …Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is our new ‘Play of the Month’

Rather late (it’s the 6th March) we’re making A Midsummer Night’s Dream our ‘Play of the Month’ for March ’17. Because it’s late, and because it’s fun, we’ve upgraded our video of Eliza Langland’s interpretation of “Bottom’s Dream” and before we tell you all about what we provide with the play, here’s the video (just click on the arrow to play it): . . Now you’ve heard one of Bottom’s speeches, you …Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Upgrade to 5.08

We’ve upgraded A Midsummer Night’s Dream  to help you explore the play. At the top-level, with this new release,  you can: Use “Let’s Explore” to explore the characters of Bottom, Helena, Puck, Quince, and Titania (or any other character in the play) Use “Let’s Play” with a few friends to play: Bottom becomes an Ass; What fools these mortals be; Bottom with the fairies; Bottom is reunited with the players. Play-read the whole …Read More

Romeo and Juliet: Upgrade to Version 5.06

We’ve upgraded Romeo and Juliet with lots of new goodies to help you explore the play. At the top-level, with this new release,  you can: Use “Let’s Explore” to explore the characters of Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse (or any other character in the play) Use “Let’s Play” with a few friends to play: The Balcony scene; The lovers’ parting; The death of Mercutio and Tybalt; Juliet’s family discover the ‘death’ …Read More

Let’s Play: ‘By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes’ (Macbeth, A4S1, 7 players)

The cauldron bubbles and thunder ‘claps’. The witches’ spell is cooking and Macbeth approaches. These ‘secret, black and midnight hags’ call him ‘wicked’, which tells us something!  The spirits know what he wants to hear. Each of three Apparitions reassures him but then, in answer to a direct question, comes the last ‘horrible sight’. This scene requires 7 players, which is more than we usually include for scenes to play, but …Read More

Let’s Play: In the Forest of Arden (A2S4, As You Like It – 5 players)

In A2S4 of As You Like It, Rosalind (disguised as a youth), Celia, and Touchstone arrive in the Forest of Arden, tired after their journey. They meet Corin and Silvius, who is telling Corin how much he loves Phebe. Silvius soon runs away distraught. The travelers ask Corin if they know where they can find food and shelter, and he agrees to help them. Playing the scene: The scene requires five players: …Read More

Let’s play: Malvolio and Sir Toby fall out (Twelfth Night A2S3) – 5 players

  Sir Toby and his friends. Sir Toby and Malvolio fall out when  Malvolio complains about Sir Toby and Sir Andrew singing late at night, disturbing everyone’s (and particularly Olivia’s) sleep. At the end of this scene, Maria and the knights plot Malvolio’s downfall, which you’ll find out about in the scene. This scene is great fun, but requires drunken singing by three men (Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Feste). …Read More

Let’s Play: Bottom is reunited with the Players (5 Players)

Let’s play A4S2 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Bottom, who has been lost in the forest, visiting the fairies, is finally re-united with the players, back in Athens, and just in time to play their play to Theseus and Hippolyta (and the young lovers). Player 1 – Quince Player 2 – Starveling Player 3- Thisbe Player 4 – Snug Player 5 – Bottom All the scripts above are in Highlit Text format.  When everyone …Read More

Let’s Play: Bottom and the Fairies (5 players)

Let’s play part of  A4S1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Bottom is looked after by fairies. Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, is in love with Bottom, because of a potion her husband has applied to her eyes. Player 1 – Titania Player 2 – Bottom Player 3- Peaseblossom Player 4 – Cobweb Player 5 – Mustardseed All the scripts above are in Highlit Text format.  When everyone has selected their role, let the reading …Read More

Let’s Play: Bottom becomes an Ass (7 players)

Let’s play part of  A3S1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Bottom becomes an Ass. The mechanicals have gone into the forest to rehearse their play for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. All goes well until Bottom goes ‘offstage’ into a bush, where Puck puts an Ass’s head on him. (Don’t ask how!).  This is the start of Bottom’s adventures with the fairies. Player 1 – Bottom, Pyramus Player 2 – …Read More

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