Please pick a play:
|All's Well That Ends Well||Antony and Cleopatra||As You Like It||Comedy of Errors||❧ Comedy of Errors - MLA||Coriolanus||Cymbeline||Hamlet||Henry IV - Part I||Henry IV - Part II||Henry V||Henry VI - Part I||Henry VI - Part II||Henry VI - Part III||Henry VIII||Julius Caesar||King John||King Lear||Love's Labour's Lost||Macbeth||Measure for Measure||Merchant of Venice||Merry Wives of Windsor||Midsummer Night's Dream||Much Ado about Nothing||Othello||Passionate Pilgrim||Pericles||Richard II||Richard III||Romeo and Juliet||Taming of the Shrew||Tempest||Timon of Athens||Titus Andronicus||Troilus and Cressida||Twelfth Night||Two Gentlemen of Verona||Winter's Tale||❧ Winter's Tale - MLA|
Or pick a poem:
|Lover's Complaint||Phoenix and the Turtle||Rape of Lucrece||Sonnets||Venus and Adonis|
❧ The text of this play is taken from the MLA New Variorum edition, based on the First Folio. It will allow you to see the words as they were published in 1623. Completing one of these scenes will bring you to a facsimile of the early printed text.
About Digital Acting Parts
In the early modern period, rather than having access to a full-text play, actors learned their lines using “Actors’ parts,” hastily handwritten documents that provided them with only their cues and lines. Traditionally, today’s actors learn their lines from full-text plays, without any computer assistance. Digital Acting Parts (DAP) is an online environment that both mimics and enhances the early modern acting experience in order to facilitate actors learning their lines. DAP is the first project to give users an interactive experience with an early-modern-inspired “actor’s part,” which encourages both active reading and memorization, in turn leading to a better understanding of the texts themselves.
If you would like to speak your text rather than type it, please use Google Chrome as a browser to open the site. Then click on the microphone icon to speak your text. Make sure your device's microphone is turned on.
Digital Acting Parts works with desktop computers, portable tablets and phones - meaning you can practice your lines anywhere you have Internet connectivity.