Producing a Shakespeare play just got easier The kindest cut of all – edited play scripts online WilliamOnWeb


Vancouver, BC – Producing a Shakespeare play just got easier with an innovative software social enterprise WilliamOnWeb that offers Director’s Choice scripts which are editable versions of Shakespeare’s play scripts specifically for those bringing Shakespeare to the stage, creating a community online resource.

What exactly is a Director's Choice? Most Shakespeare scripts, with 40-plus roles and running times over 3 hours, rarely get performed as-written in modern productions. So what to cut? Editing is a daunting process that may leave a director struggling with characters’ motives and plot flow, and requires time-consuming manual reformatting. To help solve these problems, WilliamOnWeb created their Director’s Choice scripts to suggest specific cuts which help you reduce cast size and running time while maintaining the integrity of the script.

Director’s Choice offers the benefit of streamlining the editing process for professional companies, community theatres, academic or school productions by providing sophisticated editing capacity with industry insider professional editorial suggestions.

“We think of our project as bringing Shakespeare into the 21st Century”, stated COO James Pollard.  "This new edition of his plays is the first real change in the way to work with the Bard’s plays since he wrote them 400 years ago.”

From the original Folio to today’s academic gold standard, the Arden, this new production edition draws on every credible version of the plays.  But scripts from WilliamOnWeb aren’t academic works. They’ve been carefully crafted to work for directors and producers preparing from production.   

The website offers versions of Shakespeare’s most popular plays including  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet as well as Hamlet, King Lear, The Tempest, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Love's Labour’s Lost, Julius Caesar and more, available right now. The Directors Choice is a complete editing solution for those who bring Shakespeare to the stage. For $19.97 these versions of the Bard’s plays are accurate, fully editable and offer professional editing advice in our powerful script editing software.

About Us WilliamOnWeb is a privately funded, social profit enterprise based in Vancouver BC, Canada. We are an e-publishing company, committed to providing the theatre community with superior Shakespeare scripts and resources. Our team of theatre professionals and software designers combine decades of experience working in live theatre with cutting edge technological know-how.

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