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Mad Lear meets blind Gloucester (Parts and Cues)

Let’s play the scene where Gloucester jumps off a cliff and then meets the mad Lear  in Act 4 Scene 5.
This page let’s three players play that scene, with the two main parts  in Parts and Cues format, with Edgar in Highlit Text (so that he can read his lines and act as prompt).

Each  player needs their own tablet, smartphone,  or laptop, with a web browser.

The three roles, with links to their scripts, are:
Player 1: Gloucester (script in Parts and Cues format)
Player 2: Edgar (script in Highlit text so he can play his part and act as prompt / conductor)
Player 3: Lear (script in Parts and Cues format)

When each player has clicked on the appropriate link, and got to his script, play the scene until Lear’s line: ‘Kill, Kill, Kill,….’ and the entry of Gentleman.

 Now you’ve read this scene, there’s a number of things you can do:

  • Read the scenes again and again, reversing roles, until the speeches sound ‘just right’
  • Let us know how it went (good and bad) by posting on Players-Shakespeare.com Facebook page
  • Read the whole play by clicking on the following link: King Lear
  • Choose another piece for 3 or more players to read from: Playreadings for 3 players
  • Get 6 – 12 friends around and read one of the Shakespeare plays choosing from those available at MFFEV5

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


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