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Teaching or directing tips Performing Shakespeare for kids

Director’s Toolbox

Over years of writing and directing Playing With Plays scripts and working with directors all around the globe, there are several tools that I’ve learned directors love to use. I’m consolidating them here in this simple Director’s toolbox. Please note, most of these tools are specific to directing Playing With Plays scripts.

First: Cast size – How many actors are needed for a particular script. That is answered here.

2nd: Casting help – Character Line Quantities – How many lines per character, per script? This really helps when knowing what actors to double up or which roles to split between actors. You can find character line quantities here.

3rd: Setting up a weekly afterschool or homeschool program or a 1-week summer camp. These are the basics to run your own successful program or even your own business!

Now, there are MANY other avenues to go down for learning about drama in your school or organization. Here are some quick links you might find handy:

If you know of something that should be added to this drama toolbox, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know! As well, if you ever have any questions, I’m here to help!

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By brendan kelso

Brendan is the main creative source and author behind Playing With Plays and the infamous Shakespeare for Kids series. You can typically find him inventing by day, playing with his family by night, and writing by very late night.

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