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Let’s Play: Macbeth (7 – 10 players)

Flickering tapers anyone? A play-reading of Macbeth should end with candles guttering out and its closing lines spoken ‘off’, where light can still be seen. The ‘butcher’ and ‘his fiend-like queen’ may be dead but what about those witches? It is a close, terrifying play. A small chalk circle was all that contained the fatal action of the acclaimed RSC production of 1976 (dir. Trevor Nunn) with Ian McKellen and …Read More

Let’s Play Macbeth (Original Casting for 28)

This casting of Macbeth, is the original casting of 28 speaking parts, as played by The Kings Men. (In addition there would be non-speaking performers acting as lords, attendants, etc., which, if you wish, you can add to your production). The casting is in the same sequence as the original casting: principal men; principal boys (mostly female roles); minor men; minor boys, with each in the same sequence as the original. This casting is for …Read More

Let’s Play: As You Like It (Original cast list for 20)

This casting of As You Like It, is the original casting of 20 speaking parts, as played by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. (In addition there would be non-speaking performers acting as lords, attendants, etc., which, if you wish, you can add to your production). The casting is in the same sequence as the original casting: principal men; principal boys (usually female roles); minor men; minor boys, with each in the same sequence as the …Read More

Let’s Play: As You Like It (For 11 players – performable)

As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s mature comedies, probably written in 1598  / 1599, between Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night. It tells the story of Rosalind, who is banished by her uncle, Duke Ferdinand. She escapes to the Forest of Arden, disguised as a youth, with her cousin, Celia, and the Duke’s comic, Touchstone, in search of her father, Duke Senior. There, she meets up with Orlando, who she has …Read More

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