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Let’s play: What fools these mortals be (6 players)

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Let’s play A3S2 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where the young lovers get rather confused about who loves whom, much to Puck’s delight. The players, in order of speaking  are as follows.Click on the character you’re playing to see your script.


Player 1 – Oberon (In Highlit Text format)
Player 2 –Puck (In Highlit Text format)
Player 3- Demetrius
Player 4 – Hermia
Player 5 – Lysander
Player 6 – Helena


All the lovers’ scripts above (except Oberon and Puck) are in Parts and Cue format.  Oberon or Puck should act as prompt.  If you need help, check out our Help with “Let’s Play”. When everyone has selected their role, let the reading commence.



When you’ve read the extract, there’s a number of things you can do:



Read the extract again and again, re-allocating roles,  until the speeches sound ‘just right’
Let us know how it went (the good and the bad) by posting on Players-Shakespeare.com’s Facebook page
Choose another piece for 2, 3, 4, or more players to read from: Playreadings for 2 players
Choose another play to read from: Playreadings of Complete Plays



If you want to understand better how to use our MFFEV5 CloudReader, read:



 Why read Shakespeare’s plays in a group?
How to use our MFFEV5 CloudReader , and

Preparing Malvolio for Performance using MFFEV5 CloudReader and Parts and Cues





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