As you may be aware, we’re in our third year of running monthly play-readings of Shakespeare plays, here in Edinburgh.
We find it a very satisfying way of exploring Shakspeare’s plays, and it has been helped by our use of technology to make the plays more accessible for playreadings (and for productions), by generating castings for different numbers of players / readers, and by providing the scripts in three different forms (Parts and Cues; Highlit Text; and Standard Script) which each player can choose for themselves.
We’ve been using this way of reading Shakespeare’s plays for the last six months or so, and are now launching a “Play of the Month” feature which makes it super-easy for any play-reading group to read the same play as we read. By the way, in case you’re wondering, this is free.
Click on the following link to see the first play available (Julius Caesar) as our ‘Play of the Month‘.
The Play of the Month will change round about the second Sunday of each month (that’s when our play-reading group meets). The next two ‘Plays of the Month’ are planned to be:
- King John
- Love’s Labour’s Lost
Of course, you don’t have to playread our ‘Play of the Month’. You can play-read any of our MFFEV5 plays online (see the MFFEV5 menu for the 10 plays currently available online). It’s just a lot easier to use the ‘Play of the Month’. It’s already set up for you. All you have to do is for each player in your playreading group to select a character(s) from the casting, and off you go.
If you want to keep up-to-date with new Plays of the Month, you can ‘like’ our Facebook page.
If you’re interested in “Parts and Cues”, there’s a book about it. You can read our review at: Secrets of Acting Shakespeare – The Original Approach
Don’t forget – for feedback on the MFFEV5, post on Players-Shakespeare.com’s Facebook page,
and to keep up-to-date with what is going on, ‘like’ Players-Shakespeare.com’s Facebook page
And finally, don’t forget we review Shakespeare productions you can watch at home on DVD or streaming. See:
Great plays to watch at home.