Can I buy a larger volume of books at a discount?

Absolutely.   Just send me an email using the form below and we can make arrangements.


Can I buy a signed copy?

Yes!  Just email me and I’ll make arrangements to get you a signed copy.

Use the contact form below.

Can I do this as an after-school program or summer camp?

ABSOLUTELY, but…. (there’s always a but) if you are charging for this class, then you have to pay for the books.  And, if you are charging for the audience to see your production, then there will be a performance royalty associated with each performance.  ($35 for the first performance, and $30 for each subsequent performance)

Please contact me using the form below for details and group discounts on books.


Can I modify or customize the script?

Yes, it is VERY important that you have fun with the scripts.  I have seen kids do Star Wars music every time Lady Macbeth appeared on stage and even dance to Thriller in a production of Romeo & Juliet!  Just the other day, a lady from the Philippines wrote music to be sung in Midsummer – AWESOME!

Just do me a favor, let me know!  I love to share ideas with other teachers and sometimes I even modify my plays to include your ideas!

Just drop me a note in the contact box below.

Can I photocopy the script?

First of all, the plays are copyright protected.  With that being said, I am ok with a school or educational group photocopying they plays, if they are in an educational setting AND not charging the kids to be part of the production. There is a small, nominal fee associated with the photocopying, so it can work within school budgets. HOWEVER, if you are charging the kids to be part of this group, then, no, you CAN NOT photocopy the plays.  You will need to purchase one book per kid.  The good news is that you can buy a larger quantity directly from me at a discount (and they will be signed, and come with some sweet Shakespeare tattoos, too!)

Just contact me using the form below. or email: Brendan at PlayingWithPlays.com


Can you come to my classroom or school and introduce Shakespeare to them?

Yes!  However, I have a very tight schedule (this is my very late at night job, the day job pays the mortgage!) So contact me and we can see what we can work out.

Fill out the contact form below and I will get back with you.

I’m a teacher, and we have no budget, do I still have to pay a royalty?

The answer is yes and no, depending…I work with MANY teachers and, unfortunately, they don’t get paid well enough, nor are most given budgets for the arts.  A teacher once told me: “Pay a royalty?!?! Are you kidding me!  I’m lucky enough to buy one copy of this book, with my own money!”  So, if you fall under the following criteria, you don’t have to pay any royalties:

  1. You don’t charge your kids for the books or the class.
  2. You don’t charge for the performances. (typically they are just for parents or classmates)
  3. BUT! I do ask that you let me know so I can share it with other teachers, as well as mark it as a donation!

However, if you do:

  • Charge your kids for the books or the class – then you DO have to pay for each book. (I can get you a group discount, contact me directly)
  • Charge for the performances – then you DO have to pay a royalty per performance( $35 for the first and $30 for each subsequent performance)

But, with that said, I am an author and I’m trying to do more and more of these plays, so if you can pull it off, I would appreciate the royalty!



Is there a royalty for using your plays?

Yes and No… depends who you are.  If you are performing my plays and NOT charging any money for people to see it, then NO, there is no royalty.  HOWEVER, if you are charging for the audience to see it, then YES, there is a royalty.

Please contact me directly for details using the form below.

If you do fall under, “there is no royalty” then that’s great!  If you can still let me know, I would appreciate it, I love to share when groups perform my plays.


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FAQ was originally published on Shakespeare for Kids Books