Objectives are essential to good acting. What are they and how to act truthfully with them? One of my favourite scenes ever written is the scene between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Act I Scene VII where Macbeth has just convinced himself that, contrary to the prophecy and his promise to his wife earlier he will not murder King Duncan that night. “I have no spur to prick the sides of …Read More
Our use of Facebook: In 2018, Players-Shakespeare.com plans to encourage people and organisations to use our web-site www.players-shakespeare.com to explore Shakespeare’s texts by play-reading; using “Let’s Explore”; and “Let’s Play” and other functions provided by that web-site. It is supported by the WordPress content management system. We use standard Facebook posts to encourage you to visit our web-site. We do not use apps in any form for our Facebook …Read More
We’re pleased to publish a version of Romeo and Juliet for a young cast – a bit less tragic than the original, and with more laughs. You should note that, although it is a children’s production, adults laugh like drain when they see it. I saw an earlier version of this play at the Eastgate, in Peebles in the Scottish Borders, and found it very funny. It has been …Read More
Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, dir. Adrian Noble, RSC. Film 4, 1996. 99 minutes. By Alan Brown February 26, 2018 ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is available: in the US, from Amazon.com to buy as a DVD for $6.81 in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk to buy for £7.91 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. By Alan Brown February …Read More
When I first peered into the wonder that is Kents Cavern in Torquay, a prehistoric show cave to perform in Macbeth, I knew I’d fallen in love. I decided then, (I was very precocious at age 15), I would come back with my own company when I grew up and do it properly! And that is what I did. So fast forwarding we have done 3 different productions of …Read More
Editor’s Introduction: I am very pleased that Aileen Gonsalves, Artistic Director and founder of Butterfly Theatre (www.butterflytheatre.com), director at the RSC, and originator of the Gonsalves Method, has agreed to write for Players-Shakespeare.com. I first met Aileen at the RSC Big Week-end, where she gave a very impressive masterclass on directing, which introduced me (and the other attendees) to the Gonsalves Method. You can read my review of that workshop …Read More
Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Dir. David Kerr, BBC Films, 2016. 90 minutes. By Alan Brown February 12, 2018 ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is available: in the USA, watch with Britbox on Amazon for $6.99 a month after a trial in the UK, to buy & stream from Amazon Prime video for £2.49 in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk to buy as a DVD for £6.03, Blu-Ray …Read More
Here’s another Shakespeare adaptation for children. It’s about an hour long, has a cast of around 14, playing about 45 characters, adapted by Douglas Roberts. Douglas is another Shakespeare addict and adapter from the Scottish Borders. I first came across Shakespeare’s Canon, when it was played as part of a double-bill, along with my adaptation of Chimes at Midnight, called Gentlemen of the Shakes (see it at: https://players-shakespeare.com/gentlemen-of-the-shade-c21e-version-1-01/), at the Eastgate, in Peebles. Since then, …Read More
Entries in this index lead you to an article about the play. Articles in: “Let’s Explore”; “Let’s Play”; and “Cast Lists” Sections let you explore some of the text of the play in Cue Script, Highlight Text, or Standard format. Touch (or click on) an Index entry to see the article.
Entries in this index lead you to articles about the play. Articles in the “Let’s Explore”;”Let’s Play”; and “Cast List” sections, let you explore some of the text of the play in Cue Script, Highlight Text, or Standard format. Touch (or click on) an Index entry to see the article.