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One Hour Merchant of Venice – Cast List for 6 players

  This post is the play-reading cast list for 6 players for One Hour Merchant of Venice. Links are given for the six players to see the script in Highlight Text format or Cue Script format, in two tables you’ll find below.   Cast list for 6 players in Highlight Text Format   The table below provides the cast list for 6 players in Highlight Text format. The complete text …Read More

One Hour Merchant of Venice Round-robin reading for 2 – 5 players

If you can only get a few people (2 – 5)  together to do a play-reading, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’.   Each player reads a speech in turn until all the speakers have read a speech, and then the first speaker speaks the next speech, and so on until you’ve read the play.   This way of reading the play means …Read More

One Hour Hamlet Cast List for 8 players

This cast list give different parts for 8 players to read One Hour Hamlet. You can  read their parts online . Click here for help with Play-reading   To read your part  on the Internet, choose either “Cue Script” or “Highlit Text” for your Player No. below: Player 1: (Hamlet) Cue Script                        Highlit Text Player 2: (King [or Claudius]) Cue Script        …Read More

One Hour Hamlet Round-robin play-reading for 2 – 7 players

If you can only get a few people (2 -7)  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 …Read More

One Hour Hamlet – for the young and old

We’re very excited to publish an adaptation of Hamlet by Aileen Gonsalves, the RSC director, along with two more articles on her methodology, covering Soliloquies (see her web-site on her methodology at: https://www.gonsalvesmethod.com/testimonials/) . Aileen’s adaptation sticks closely o the script and provides a ‘route map’ of the plot of Hamlet. It plays in an hour.   I understand that Aileen has used this adaptation for pub-lunch productions of Shakespeare …Read More

Players-Shakespeare.com: An Overview, March ’18

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Cast lists for play-readings, etc

If you want to play-read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 2 to 12 playreaders – and for 20. We like to make sure that the smallest part is 100 lines or more, and with up to 11 playreaders, we’re there. However, we think the play probably works best with a cast of 8 (everyone has at least one principal character) so it might be an idea to invite  8 …Read More

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