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One Hour Hamlet Cast list for 9 players

This cast list give different parts for 9 players to read One Houramlet. You can  read these parts online in cue script format or highlit text. . Click here for help with Play-reading . To read your part  on the Internet, click on your Player No. below: Player 1: (Hamlet) Cue Script                        Highlit Text Player 2: Horatio) Cue Script            …Read More

One Hour Hamlet Cast List for 8 players

This cast list give different parts for 8 players to read One Hour Hamlet. You can  read their parts online . Click here for help with Play-reading   To read your part  on the Internet, choose either “Cue Script” or “Highlit Text” for your Player No. below: Player 1: (Hamlet) Cue Script                        Highlit Text Player 2: (King [or Claudius]) Cue Script        …Read More

One Hour Hamlet Round-robin play-reading for 2 – 7 players

If you can only get a few people (2 -7)  together to do a play-reading, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’.   In other words, each player reads a speech in turn. The first reader reads the first speech; then the next speaker in a clockwise direction reads the next speech; and so on until all the speakers have read, and then …Read More

Six tips for performing Shakespeare soliloquies

    Learn your lines beyond learning… If you don’t know the lines so ridiculously well that nothing can unbalance you, you will not be able to fully put your attention on the audience, because you will be scared that their coughs, looks away, laughs, actual true engagement will throw you. Practise the lines with someone throwing bean bags at you, or playing tie rugby or piggy in the middle …Read More

Performing Shakespeare soliloquies using the Gonsalves Method.

The Gonsalves Method is very clear when it comes to working with another person. It is after all about reading and responding and making your performance dependent on the other actor. It works to help you truly match the old adage “acting is reacting”! But what happens when it’s just you up there and you’re on your own? There’s nothing to respond to I hear you say. I have to …Read More

Cast of One Hour Hamlet

Characters in the play: (Original casting) Hamlet Horatio Laertes, Francisco, Player_King, Ophelia Claudius Gertrude Polonius, Ghost Rozencrantz Marcellus, Priest, Player_1 Guildenstern, Barnardo, Grave Digger, Osric, Player_2     Note that Player_1 and Player_2 are non-speaking roles only required in scenes in which Player_King appears     Also, depending on the production, you may wish to have further non-speaking Players, particularly for ‘The MouseTrap’.  

One Hour Hamlet – Introduction to the play

“Let me entreat, and beseech, and adjure, and implore you not to write an essay on Hamlet. In the catalogue of a library which is very dear to me, there are about four hundred titles of separate editions, essays, commentaries, lectures, and criticisms of this sole tragedy, and I know that this is only the vanguard of the coming years.” Horace Howard Furness, 1833 – 1912 By the 1990s the …Read More

One Hour Hamlet – for the young and old

We’re very excited to publish an adaptation of Hamlet by Aileen Gonsalves, the RSC director, along with two more articles on her methodology, covering Soliloquies (see her web-site on her methodology at: https://www.gonsalvesmethod.com/testimonials/) . Aileen’s adaptation sticks closely o the script and provides a ‘route map’ of the plot of Hamlet. It plays in an hour.   I understand that Aileen has used this adaptation for pub-lunch productions of Shakespeare …Read More

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