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Secret Project: Shakespeare Screenplays

Hey, there!

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:

https://www.vo2gogo.com/shakespeare-screenplays/

Every couple of weeks, 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
  • Hamlet
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Comedy of Errors

I’ve finished 12 14 15 17 19 20 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:

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Or you can work smarter and faster with this:

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Other advantages:

  • 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 industry standard app for learning lines and rehearsing scenes, Rehearsal.

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.

David

9 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

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  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

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  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    I can not thank you enough. I worked so hard on 15 page IVR project, one day I cryed, look for answers, pull my hear (not really) but I was about until another VO send me this great tool. Thanks!

  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    David

    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    David,
    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!
    Shirley

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

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