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Let’s Explore Macbeth’s first scene (A1S3)

It’s a commonplace that Shakespeare’s plays don’t have many stage directions in them. Our view is that there are many, many stage directions but they are not labelled as such.  Instead, the writer buries his stage instructions in the language of the play. Cues; midline switches; rhetorical devices; short lines; rhyming couplets; switches between verse and prose; all of these incorporate stage directions into the play. . Why does the …Read More

Macbeth Cast List for 7 players

The table below provides the cast list for Macbeth 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: Player1: Macbeth Player2: Malcolm, First Witch, Second Murderer, Old Man, Fleance Player3: Lady Macbeth, Third Witch, Menteith, Messenger2, Young Siward, Doctor_eng Player4: Banquo, Hecate, Doctor_scot, Siward, Son, …Read More

Macbeth Cast list for 10 players

The table below provides the cast list for Macbeth 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: Macbeth 2: Lady Macbeth, Murderer, Soldier 3: Malcolm, Lords 4: Macduff, First Murderer, Second Witch 5: Lenox, Siward, Doctor_eng, Second Apparition 6: Ross, Caithness, Young Siward, …Read More

Macbeth Cast list for 9 players

The table below provides the cast list for Macbeth 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: Macbeth 2: Lady Macbeth, Seyton, Murderer 3: Malcolm, Lords, First Apparition 4: Banquo, First Witch, Caithness, Messenger2, Young Siward, Soldier 5: Macduff, Angus, Third Murderer, …Read More

Macbeth Cast List for 8 players

The table below provides the cast list for Macbeth 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: Macbeth Player2: Lady Macbeth, Second Witch, Seyton, Murderer Player3: Malcolm, First Murderer, First Apparition, Fleance Player4: Duncan, Macduffs Wife, Hecate, Siward, Old Man, Caithness, Donalbain, Third …Read More

Macbeth ‘Round-robin’ play-reading for 2 – 4 readers

If you can only get a few people (2 -4)  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

Cast of Macbeth

DUNCAN, King of Scotland MALCOLM, his eldest son DONALBAIN, his younger son MACBETH, One of Duncan’s generals BANQUO, One of Duncan’s generals MACDUFF, One of Duncan’s generals LENOX, One of Duncan’s generals ROSS, One of Duncan’s generals MENTEITH, One of Duncan’s generals ANGUS, One of Duncan’s generals CAITHNESS, One of Duncan’s generals FLEANCE, son of Banquo SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of the English YOUNG SIWARD, Son of Siward SEYTON, …Read More

What Players-Shakespeare.com does

What we want to do: We think that Shakespeare’s plays are in a class of their own, and are worth exploring by anyone with an interest in human nature, English literature, or theatre. The best way of exploring them, in our view, is by experiencing them: by seeing them performed; by playing them yourselves; by play-reading them; and by exploring characters and situations in the plays. . Players-Shakespeare.com publishes an …Read More

The innovative tools we offer to explore a Shakespeare play

There has been a lot of interest recently in how you can use our web-site for play-reading Shakespeare’s plays. There are three posts which seem to have excited people: How to get started with Shakespeare play-readings How to run a Shakespeare play-reading Professional Actors Playreading Session which records how a set of Porfessional Actors used it to explore a few scenes from different plays We’re delighted that so many of you …Read More

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