35 scenes requiring the simplest of stage props and the barest of spaces. Presented with advice to actors, notes which clarify meanings, topical references, puns and ambiguities. A brief description of characters and situations prefaces each scene, followed by a Director’s commentary on acting highlighting the challenges and opportunities of each scene.
Scenes for 1 actor and 1 actress include: Portia and Bassanio, Queen Margaret and Duke of Suffolk, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth.
Scenes for 2 actresses include: Adriana and Luciana, Juliet and Nurse, Portia and Nerissa.
Scenes for 2 actors include: Two Clowns, King Henry VI and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Autolycus and the young Shepherd.