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As You Like is now available for play-reading

We’re  pleased to announce that we have published As You Like It in MFFEV5 format and so it is now available for play-reading. To see the play and get an overview of what we provide as well as the play: using a MS-Windows laptop or an Apple iPad in landscape format: Click on any of the links in the index to the right of this post to start exploring As You Like …Read More

Players-Shakespeare.com’s Newsletter No. 4

In this issue: Using our Edition on Android and Amazon Fire Tablets / Phones: Playreading activity on Players-Shakespeare.com Canada has discovered Players-Shakespeare.com . Using our Edition on Android and Amazon Fire Tablets / Phones: . We received a report of an issue recently regarding access to our web-site from Facebook using an Android smartphone. The user received an error message along the lines of ‘Attachment missing’ which is strange because …Read More

RSC Amateur Actors Workshop Week-end (14th & 15th October)

The RSC are runnnng a week-end of workshops for amateur actors at The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon, with a ticket for their production of Coriolanus on the Saturday.  Details of the week-end are given below. I know that there are still some tickets at the time of writing, because I’ve just booked my ticket. (12:00pm on 14th September). . As a director of Shakespeare at Traquair, I took a …Read More

Shakespeare play-reading activity during August 2017 & Macbeth’s Soliloquies

For six weeks or so in July / August, we tried to persuade you to try out play-reading using our online edition of Shakespeare’s plays. A couple of weeks ago, at the end of August, we ran a hasty analysis to get a feel for what activity you’d undertaken during that month. Now we’ve had a bit more time to undertake a more rigorous analysis, we’ve got a better understanding …Read More

Play-reading of our Shakespeare edition is taking off

For the past five or six weeks, I’ve been trying to persuade you all to play-read Shakespeare’s plays using our edition. Are any of your doing that? The short answer is yes, a surprising number of you are starting to play-read. I’ve done some analysis of web-site traffic over the last 30 days or so, and there’s a table at the end of this post which summarizes the activity numerically. …Read More

Countdown to Play-reading ….T – 10 (Select the play and the players)

We run play-readings here in Edinburgh from September through May. We’re hoping that this year (2017 – 2018) other groups around the world will join us in play-reading some of Shakespeare’s plays. . It’s now the beginning of August, so we’re running a countdown of the things you need to do to be ready to play-read a Shakespeare play in September. . Today it’s T-10 and it’s time to select …Read More

Countdown to Playreading … T – 9 (The technology & the location)

We run play-readings here in Edinburgh from September through May. We’re hoping that this year (2017 – 2018) other groups around the world will join us in play-reading some of Shakespeare’s plays. . It’s now the beginning of August, so we’re running a countdown of the things you need to do to be ready to play-read a Shakespeare play in September. . Today it’s T-9 and it’s time to select …Read More

Players-Shakespeare.com’s Newsletter No 3

In this issue: . Players-Shakespeare.com has more than 1,000 followers More of you are trying out Play-reading Support for Playreading and Production FB Group Technology Updates: –  Google Custom Search implemented on Players-Shakespeare.com – Our plays on your own e-book readers – Virtual play-reading across the Net . Players-Shakespeare.com has more than 1,000 followers: We’re very pleased that our FB page and web-site is growing fast. On Midsummer’s day we …Read More

Players-Shakespeare.com’s Newsletter No 2

In this issue: How you are using Players-Shakespeare.com Launch of ‘Support for Playreading’ Closed FB Group Technology Update: Our plays on your own e-book readers  Players-Shakespeare.com content in ’17 – ’18 Virtual play-reading across the Net . How you are using Players-Shakespeare.com As we get closer to the start of the play-reading season, in September,  there’s more and more activity from you on the web-site. Some of the things we’ve …Read More

Shakespeare’s plays we have published

Players-Shakespeare.com publishes Shakespeare’s plays in an innovative form which lets you explore them in new ways.  You’ll find a detailed description of what you can do below the table of our published plays. You can get help on how to do this at the following links: Click here for video help with the features we provide. Click here for video help with reading Shakespeare’s texts Click here to learn how to run …Read More

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