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Romeo and Juliet – for a young cast

[Ed. Note that some of our adaptations provide excellent support to help with play-reading: cue scripts; cast lists; round-robin reading, and highlight text. We have a one hour adaptation of Romeo and Juliet,  adapted by Aileen Gonsalves, an RSC director, which explains how these features work and you can find it at:   One Hour Romeo and Juliet for Young and Old – Overview ]   We’re pleased to publish …Read More

Romeo and Juliet: A2S2 The Balcony Scene

A Video Reading of The Balcony Scene (A2S2) of Romeo and Juliet: This Video Reading is of the whole scene of A2S2 (The Balcony Scene) of Romeo and Juliet – excluding the Nurse’s two or three lines. . Both Romeo and Juliet are played by Eliza Langland. We’ve tweaked the sound to reduce the pitch for Romeo’s lines, and made them a little higher for Juliet’s lines. An interesting experiment! After you’ve …Read More

Let’s Explore: Bottom’s Dream, and Juliet drinks a potion

One of the things we hope you’ll do is read some Shakespeare speeches out loud. We’ve asked you often to do this, but we’ve never ever done it ourselves to show you how it can work. Today, we change that, by publishing two videos you’ll find below (though they’re really screenshots + audio) of  Bottom’s Dream (part of A4S1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream)  and a soliloquy that Juliet says, just …Read More

Romeo and Juliet: Playreading Report: Edinburgh, 16th Feb 2017

We ran a play-reading of Romeo and Juliet last Thursday. It was our first evening play-reading  and that turned out not to be so good an idea. Usually we run them on a Sunday afternoon starting around 2:30pm and finishing about 4 hours later, which leaves plenty of time to chat for a bit and then go home for an evening meal. With an evening reading we couldn’t start earlier than 6:30 pm, which …Read More

Romeo and Juliet: Upgrade to Version 5.06

We’ve upgraded Romeo and Juliet with lots of new goodies to help you explore the play. At the top-level, with this new release,  you can: Use “Let’s Explore” to explore the characters of Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse (or any other character in the play) Use “Let’s Play” with a few friends to play: The Balcony scene; The lovers’ parting; The death of Mercutio and Tybalt; Juliet’s family discover the ‘death’ …Read More

Let’s Explore: the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . You can explore any Shakespearean character in a play  published by Players-Shakespeare.com in a similar way. Here we help you explore Juliet’s Nurse. Don’t forget to read his lines …Read More

Let’s Explore: Juliet – the young lover

If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . You can explore any Shakespearean character in a play  published by Players-Shakespeare.com in a similar way. Here we help you explore Juliet, Romeo’s lover. . Juliet is a young girl, …Read More

Let’s Explore: Romeo – the young lover

If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’ to explore a Shakespeare character, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). . You can explore any Shakespearean character in a play  published by Players-Shakespeare.com in a similar way. Here we help you explore Romeo, Juliet’s lover. Don’t forget to read his …Read More

Romeo and Juliet (cast list for 20 players – the original cast list)

Romeo and Juliet is a great play for a play-reading by school children; students; or play-reading groups. We ran a playreading of R&J  recently in Edinburgh and we’ve published a play-reading report about it at: Playreading Report: Romeo and Juliet, Edinburgh 13th Dec. 2015 Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 16 playreaders for Romeo and Juliet. Each casting lets a small group of people read a play, sharing the roles amongst the readers minimising …Read More

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