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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – for young actors

We’re pleased to publish a children’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – designed to be performed by a younger cast. There are parts for around 20 actors, but there are reasonable opportunities to double-up parts and reduce the cast size   It has been adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to take this adaptation (or an earlier version of it) to the Edinburgh …Read More

Review (*****) Slings and Arrows, 1, Hamlet; dir. Peter Wellington. Acorn Media 2003.

‘Slings and Arrows’, Season 1, Hamlet, dir. Peter Wellington, Acorn Media. 2003.  6 x 45 minutes.   By Alan Brown   April 2, 2018   ‘Slings and Arrows’, is available:   To stream on YouTube, Encore+, at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXssjYeUyJVGSvu1YWyTNM2fmXtOpXPYO   in the US, from Amazon.com to buy as a DVD, new from $35.99 https://www.amazon.com/Slings-Arrows-Season-ACORN-MEDIA/dp/B00UGPXPI8   in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk to buy Seasons 1-3, 7 discs (DVD, Region 1), new from …Read More

Romeo and Juliet – for a young cast

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.

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

Shakespeare’s Canon

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

Hamlet – for children

We’re pleased to publish a children’s version of Hamlet – 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.   It has been adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to take this adaptation (or an earlier version of it) to the Edinburgh Fringe …Read More

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