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Review (****) Upstart Crow, Season 1, BBC 2016

By Alan Brown December 4, 2017   ‘Upstart Crow’, Series 1 is available In the UK: from Amazon.co.uk  as a DVD for £9.99. Series 1 & 2 are available to stream through Amazon Video UK  at £9.99 per series or £2.49 per episode, in HD. . In the US the same options are available at different prices at Amazon.com. . Upstart Crow would make a great Christmas present, but maybe …Read More

Henry IV Part 1: New version for play-reading and performance

In December 2017, we published our MFFEV5 edition of Henry IV Part 1. It is our ‘Play of the Month’ for December. With Falstaff as one of the key characters, it is one of the more interesting of Shakespeare’s plays, so we’ve written much more about the play than usual, and as part of an upgraded ‘Play of the Month’ feature, we’ll publish links to those articles on our Facebook page …Read More

RSC Workshop: Directing Masterclass (Updated)

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th & 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. Note that the picture above is not from our workshop, but from an RSC First Encounters production of The Tempest at the RSC’s Swan Theatre  which Aileen Gonsalves (the workshop leader) …Read More

RSC Workshop: Directing Masterclass

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th & 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. Note that the picture above is not from our workshop, but from an RSC First Encounters production of The Tempest at the RSC’s Swan Theatre  which Aileen Gonsalves (the workshop leader) …Read More

RSC Workshop: Voice and Text (updated)

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th& 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. . The workshop leader was Michael Corbidge, a senior RSC associate practitioner. Michael  is a freelance, and so can undertake workshops with interested groups. I can personally recommend Michael, as I had attended …Read More

A school production of Twelfth Night in Tarzana, Calafornia, November 16th, – 18th at 7pm

Sherman Oaks CES High School Drama Presents: TWELFTH NIGHT, November 16th, – 18th at 7pm At 18605 Erwin St, Tarzana, CA 91335 Tickets: $10 At The Door | $15 VIP *Free admission for those who serve and protect! (includes firefighters, police officers, and members of the armed forces of the United States)  .Come one, come all to SOCES Drama’s production of TWELFTH NIGHT! Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, the crafty Viola disguises …Read More

RSC Workshop: Voice and Text

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th& 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. . The workshop leader was Michael Corbidge, a senior RSC associate practitioner. Michael  is a freelance, and so can undertake workshops with interested groups. I can personally recommend Michael, as I had attended …Read More

RSC Workshop: Acting for the Stage

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th& 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. . The workshop leader was Annie Tyson, a practitioner of RADA, amd a Guest Practitioner of the RSC. Annie is a freelance, and so can undertake workshops with intereseted groups. To ask Annie …Read More

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

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