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Moving around on this site is tricky. WordPress sets and fixes links to open the target page in your source window. Close it and our site is history. Use your browser’s Back button to return to the source, click another link, or right-click on a link to open a new window (or tab).
Contrarily, embedded in the content are internal links that open pages in new windows (or tabs), forming a chain of tangent topics. Close them to return.
If this is dichotomy confusing or annoying, please comment and advise.
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All the tabs displayed in the Menu bar beneath the banner at the top of every page and post (and briefly described in the Contents below) are fixed to open targets in the source window (or tab), as are all sidebar and footer links. The Blog tab opens a list of links to all posts by date published, beginning with the latest, with the first few lines of text; Categories in the drop-down menu (left sidebar) and above the heading of each post open similar lists of posts related to the one you see. Posts accessed from these lists are also WordPress links.
This site is a work in progress. Many of its posts and pages—especially those in Why Read Plays?—are rough and rambling, repetitious, searching for shape and cohesion. CR/I is desperately in need of an editor. (See Admin Apology in the right sidebar.)
Home. Your Invitation to Cold Reads
The Play’s the Thing. What we do, and how, and why, in a nutshell.
About Us. Our mission, our vision.
The Wholly Human Art. A Cold Reads is no substitute for fannies in the seats.
Navigation Tips. The page you’re reading now.
Why Read Plays? It’s fun, it’s free, it’s easy, and it makes us better people.
- Why Not? All the righteous reasons and lame excuses.
Fun & Games. Quality time with friends and family.
Personal Enrichment. Reading aloud is good for the brain.
Cultural Heritage. Plays are rich in history, religion, politics, social issues…
Salvation. Reading plays can save the world.
How It Happens. Corral a few friends, download a play, and read.
Choose a Play. Some helpful guidelines.
Acquire a Script. Download for free.
Schedule a Read. Who reads when and where, for how long?
Play By the Rules. Suggested protocols and etiquette.
Feedback. Post a follow-up report, critique, article, or testimonial.
- Testimonials. Read feedback from other readers.
Join Up. Join (or start) a local group and become a member of CR/I.
Start a Group. Simple guidelines for creating a Cold Reads group.
Connect On Line. Guide to creating a Facebook group and reading plays in chat rooms.
Role Call. Links to member groups and posts listing individual members.
Blog. Posts in a variety of Categories elaborate on the above, and may be used by members to promote local group activities, share insights and opinions, and upload scripts to augment our collection.
NOTE: All scripts are published on the Blog as individual posts, in the order posted, intermingled with all other posts. Find them listed alphabetically by author, with links, in our Catalog, and by Category under Digital Scripts in the drop-down menu in the left sidebar.
Use the green Search square in the Menu bar to find posts and pages containing a specific word or phrase, or select a Category from the drop-down menu.
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