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MFFE text analysis

Othello ( Cast list for 10 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original, Jacobean, cast list.  This cast list is for 10 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup window (accessed via …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 9 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original, Jacobean, cast list.  This cast list is for 9 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup window (accessed via …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 8 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original, Jacobean, cast list.  This cast list is for 8 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup window (accessed …Read More

Othello ( Cast list for 7 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play by Shakespeare with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides cast list for 6 to 10 playreaders, plus the original Jacobean casting.  This casting is for 7 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup windows (accessed via the …Read More

Othello (MFFEV5 Casting for 6 players)

Othello  is a Jacobean play with a relatively small cast. Players-Shakespeare.com’s MFFEV5 edition provides castings for 6 to 10 playreaders.  This casting is for 6 players. The roles for each player are shown below with links to a highlight text script. If you want to read your script in Parts and Cues format, change the script format in the setup windows (accessed via the gearwheel in the top right-hand corner of …Read More

Let’s Explore: the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . You can explore any Shakespearean character in a play  published by Players-Shakespeare.com in a similar way. Here we help you explore Juliet’s Nurse. Don’t forget to read his lines …Read More

Romeo and Juliet – Speaking Cast List

List of Characters . 2ND_WATCH One of the watchmen who discover Paris, Romeo, and Juliet dead in the crypt. 3RD_WATCH Another of the watchmen who discover the dead lovers and Paris in the crypt. ABRAM A Montague retainer. APOTHECARY An apothecary in Mantua who sells Romeo poison. BALTHASAR Romeo’s man. BENVOLIO Romeo’s cousin. CAPULET Juliet’s father. CAPULET_WIFE Juliet’s mother and wife to CAPULET. CHIEF_WATCHMAN The leader of the watch which …Read More

Romeo and Juliet: Introduction

Introduction: Date and Sources: Romeo and Juliet is an early play of Shakespeare. The play was probably written between 1591 and 1595 (I’d guess 1594), after The Taming of the Shrew. . The play is based on an Italian tale, translated into English and turned into verse by Arthur Brooke, and published in 1562. It was then turned into prose and published as The Palace of Pleasure in 1567 by …Read More

First version (5.00) of Antony and Cleopatra published

It’s summer time, and we’re having far too much fun deepening the channel between the UK and Europe, and changing all our UK political leaders, to be bothered with running play-readings or reviewing Shakespeare plays. However we are still editing more Shakespeare plays into our online format (MFFEV5) preparing for play-readings in the autumn, etc, and we’ve just published our first version of Antony and Cleopatra in MFFEV5 format, ready for a play-reading …Read More

As You Like It – June’s Play of the Month

It’s the beginning of June and so there is a new ‘Play of the Month’ for you. It’s As You Like It. We’ve upgraded to the text to improve spelling, convert to modern punctuation, and implement ‘shared lines’, and expanded the number of cast lists we provide.  This should make the text much easier to use for lots of different groups. We’ve found more ways of using our casting software to suit …Read More

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