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An overview of Cue Scripts, Cast lists and Highlight Text

  We spend a lot of time telling you all that we support cast lists, cue scripts, and highlight text, but we’ve never bothered to explain what they are, so we’re going to do that in this article.   I’m going to spend the least time on cue scripts, because I think that’s fairly familiar to most people involved with Shakespearean drama. Cue Scripts: In Shakespeare’s times, actors were not …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overview

  We’re very excited to publish an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Aileen Gonsalves, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) director. Aileen’s adaptation sticks closely to the script and provides a ‘route map’ of the plot for ‘The Dream.  It plays in an hour. Aileen has used this adaptation for pub-lunch productions of Shakespeare plays.   We (an RSC director; an ex-Shakespeare school-teacher; a community theatre Shakespeare director; an ex-IT …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream – Cast list for 8 players

  If you don’t know how to use this page, click on this link.   This post is the play-reading cast list for 8 players for One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream. Links are given for the eight players to see the script in Highlight Text format or Cue Script format, in two tables you’ll find below.   Cast list for 8 players in Highlight Text Format   The table below …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream- Cast List for 7 players

  If you don’t know how to use this page, click on this link   This post is the play-reading cast list for 7 players for One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream. Links are given for the seven players to see the script in Highlight Text format or Cue Script format, in two tables you’ll find below.   Cast list for 7 players in Highlight Text Format   The table below …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream – Cast List for 6 players

  If you don’t know how to use this page, click on this link.   This post is the play-reading cast list for 6 players for One Hour Midsummer Night’s Dream. Links are given for the six players to see the script in Highlight Text format or Cue Script format, in two tables you’ll find below.   Cast list for 6 players in Highlight Text Format   The table below …Read More

One Hour Midsummer Night’s Deam – Round Robin 2 – 5

If you can only get a few people (2 – 5)  together to do a play-reading, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’.   Each player reads a speech in turn until all the speakers have read a speech, and then the first speaker speaks the next speech, and so on until you’ve read the play.   This way of reading the play means …Read More

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