Over the last few years, I’ve been working on a project that’s kind of a secret.
I’ve been reformatting all of Shakespeare’s plays into screenplay format from folio format.
The first ones are up. And my Pros get them free.
They are right here:
Every couple of weeks or months, there will be a new one available, depending upon my time availability.
Why am I doing this?
Mostly because I wanted Rehearsal users to be able to study and perform Shakespeare, while taking advantage of the processes for learning your lines and exploring your character that Rehearsal offers.
And there are few plays that have more lines to memorize than does Shakespeare.
Each of them are handcrafted – this isn’t me doing some sort of mass import and automatic formatting. I’m going page by page, making sure that every detail is maintained.
And when I’m finished with each one, they’ll be available at the link above. All 37 will be available, as well as a complete archive.
The first ones up are ready for your perusal (and if you’re a Pro, you get them all for free!). Examples:
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- All’s Well That Ends Well
- Antony and Cleopatra
- As You Like It
- Love’s Labour’s Lost
- King Lear
- Measure for Measure
- The Comedy of Errors
4 12 19 27 33 of the 37 done, and am working on the rest.
What’s the advantage of using this version of the play as opposed to the folio?
Well, you could slog through Shakespeare with this:
Or you can work smarter and faster with this:
- Industry standard PDF – no more printing web pages
Courier 12 font– simple and easy to read
- Single line spacing – the TV drama spacing standard
- Line numbers intact – find where you are in the script easily
- Aligned role names – find your lines in a snap
- BBC/USA standard line blocks – familiar and easy to read
- (MORE)…(cont.) notations – perfect for long speeches
- Page numbers upper right – right where you expect them
- Print or electronic use – use on paper or on screen
- Inexpensive – $4.99 each, $149.99 for all 37 scripts (a 20% discount!)
All of these scripts work perfectly with the most popular and effective app for learning lines and rehearsing scenes, Rehearsal® Pro.
And, as usual, if you’re a member of the VO2GoGo Pro group, you get them for free. Pop them in your cart, and use the same Pro-only coupon you use when you reserve your seat in class.
(Not a member of the Pro group yet? You can join here – you get a lot of bang for your buck.)
I hope you like what you see, and I hope they help you if you’re in a Shakespeare production – and I look forward to your comments below.
Hope this helps.