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Shakespeare Adaptations for play-reading or production

We publish adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, provided they are provided in .pdf format; they provide a licence which allows our users to download the play script and use it for free in play-reading or production; it meets our editorial standards. The usual licence we use is a Creative Commons Version 3 licence.

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If you have an adaptation you’d like us to consider for publication, please send us a copy of the play, in .pdf format, via our Facebook page.

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We have published the following plays to date:

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – for 20 or so young actors:

An adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for 20 or so young actors by Tim Wilcock for the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair. This adaptationn has been performed by them at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Chimes at Midnight – a Radio Play:

An adaptation of Chimes at Midnight (the Orson Welles film) for radio with seven actors by Ignatz Ratskywatsky and Ruth Landowne Giorano.

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Gentlemen of the Shade:

An adaptation of Chimes at Midnight (the Orson Welles film) for the stage with seven actors, adapted by myself (Richard Forsyth) and my partner (Fiona Forsyth) and produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004

 

Hamlet – for children:

A comic adaptation of Hamlet for children, adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to perform it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016.

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Open Your Ears:

An exploration of Early Modern playwrights’ attitudes to prologues and audiences, mostly using quotations from Shakespeare’s plays by Ignatz Ratskywatsky and Ruth Landowne Giorano. .

 

Romeo and Juliet – for a young cast:

A comic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for a young cast, adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to perform it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016.

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Shakespeare’s Canon:

A comic exploration (45 mins to 1 hour) of Shakespeare’s canon for perhaps 14 children playing around 45 Shaekspearean roles. Adapted by Douglas Roberts.

 

 

Let’s play!

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Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’
Players-Shakespeare.com

 

 

 

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