Renaissance Acting Editions: Cue-Scripts and Prompt Scripts from Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623.

<p> Each Renaissance Acting Editions play package contains a prompt script and a complete set of cue-scripts (a.k.a. "part-scripts") in modern font, edited and prepared from William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 by Demitra Papadinis; a platt (a.k.a. a "plot'"), a running list of entrances, exits, and major stage business; and instructions for assembling a cue-script roll. These editions are a must for anyone seeking to explore the plays using authentic Early Modern acting techniques. </p> <p> Shakespeare's actors did not receive a copy of the entire script but instead worked from "cue-scripts" or "part scripts" which contained only the lines and cues for a single character. Elizabethan players would roll these up onto wooden dowels forming a scroll which could be "rolled" along as the play progressed - hence the modern word "role" meaning an actor's individual part in a play. </p> <p> I am pleased to put my two decades' experience creating cue-scripts and staging cue-script productions to work for you by making available the "Renaissance Acting Editions," First Folio cue-scripts (a.k.a. part-scripts or "rolls") for use in staging productions or for simply experimenting with the Elizabethan acting process. </p> <p> Please note that the Renaissance Acting Editions are not direct transcriptions of the First Folio texts. Original spelling, punctuation, and verse lineation have been retained throughout, but minimal revision has been done (e.g., correction of missing entrances and exits, restoration of simultaneous dialogue, etc.) to make the scripts more user-friendly. </p>