With so much going on for Shakespeare’s birthday on 23 April – celebrations at the Globe, the RSC and at Shakespeare’s birthplace – here at AYT, we thought we should do something to get in the party mood too. What better way to celebrate than a competition to win a book full of drama games for acting Shakespeare? Yes, we have teamed up with interdisciplinary theatre director and writer Martin Jago to give you the chance to win a copy of his book, To Play or Not to Play: 50 Games for Acting Shakespeare. Read the blub below for a bit more information about the book and then scroll down to see how to enter. Good luck!


To Play or Not to Play: 50 Games for Acting Shakespeare
by Martin Jago

“An insightful and essential guide for actors, directors, teachers and anyone interested in Shakespeare.”
– Guy Roberts, Artistic Director, Prague Shakespeare Festival

Martin Jago has written an attractive, informative, and practical book for professional and enthusiasts alike, on the subject of acting Shakespeare. Jago has created a manual, if you will, for the professional actor, and student alike. There is much here as well for anyone interest in having more grounded, and hands-on knowledge of what is, I believe, some of the greatest writing we will ever know. Jago encourages you to feel the text, both as physical and emotional experience, but above all, a practical one, reclaimed from mere passive observation, and to have a lot of fun along the way. He has created games and exercises that free the text, and liberate the performer.

Enter the competition
To win a copy of To Play or Not to Play: 50 Games for Acting Shakespeare simply fill in the form below and submit it by 4.00pm on Monday 6 May. There are two copies of the book to be won and winners will be contacted via e-mail for delivery details.

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