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The Tempest – Round-Robin play-reading for 2 – 4 players

If you can only get a few people  together (2 -4) to do a play-reading – less than the smallest cast list we’ve provided, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’.

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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 the first speaker speaks the next speech, and so on until you’ve read the play.

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This way of reading the play means that no player reads particular characters, but you’ll still get a good feeling for what happens in the play.

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If you’ve got enough people to use one of our cast lists ( for The Tempest 5 or more players) you’ll probably find it more satisfactory, as each player is allocated a number of characters to read.

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To run a round-robin play-reading of  The Tempest, each player should click on the following link. When all the players have got to the script start reading:

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  • The Tempest for round-robin reading (2 – 4 players)

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Don’t forget, you can adjust the size of the script, or change the type of reading, by using the set-up options (click on the gear-wheel in the top right-hand corner of the script window).

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Let’s Play!
Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’,
Players-Shakespeare.com

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