Shakespeare wasn't meant to be read, which is why reading his work can be so difficult and intimidating. His words were meant to be brought to life in performance. That's why our books provide a video of every scene, with simple staging to help keep the focus on the words and the story.
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All of our productions are filmed in a theatrical setting, but they have been "staged" for the camera. This gives viewers a sense of how the work is meant to be seen - on stage - while also taking advantage of the benefits of modern, digital filmmaking.
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Language will evolve over hundreds of years, which is why Shakespeare's texts can be so difficult to follow for a modern reader. Each of our books includes a custom glossary which includes definitions for dozens of obscure words or phrases that will help the reader along in their understanding of the text.
Shakespeare at Play is dedicated to bringing you the clearest, most unobtrusive way to read Shakespeare. What you see is what you need: the text.
Each and every scene is presented with a simple audio introduction by Noam Lior, a video performance of the entire scene, handy side-notes with points of interest and, of course, Shakespeare's words.