Beyond Shakespeare

is creating Podcasts

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patrons

$33

per month
Welcome to the Beyond Shakespeare Podcast! We produce full cast audio productions of early English drama, everything but the Bard from the earliest fragments to the closing of the theatres in 1642. Our mission is to record literally every play written in English (apart from Shakespeare) - as well as talk to experts about the plays and playwrights who wrote them. It's a huge and exciting task, that you can help us achieve by joining our patreon. 

What do you get if you do?
Beyond audio drama, all the usual goodies - let's go straight to the exciting stuff.

YOU GET A VOTE!

Because the plays are already out there, written and ready, we're not about teasing you with what's coming up. You can tell us what you want. Each level of pledge unlocks another voting option, so that you can go from voting for a playwright, to a play, to paying for specific speeches or scenes, which we'll record especially for you.
The primary voting (the lower tier pledges) will be for what we produce for a season of work, and is first past the post - but if your vote isn't successful for the current season (several months, depending on the size of plays/income), we'll hold the tally on so you can add to it the next vote. Winning playwrights and plays go back to zero and are then ineligible for at least one round of voting.
Higher tier pledges are for one off recordings of speeches and scenes, which we'll produce especially for you over the course of the following year.

What else do you get?

Well, beyond the audio plays, the readings, the read through's, the interviews, the artwork - they'll be live shows which patreons will get early notice, discounts and sometimes freebies to.
We're on Twitter @BeyondShakes and, if you can't pledge, you can always help by just subscribing to the podcast via your podcast provider or by going HERE!

Tiers
Keep in the Loop!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for joining us. For your pledge you'll get regular updates about all the work we're doing, as well as early news on tickets for live events and more. You'll also get to join our general survey - this isn't a binding vote, but it will help us shape where we're going. For binding voting rights, look to the next pledges.
Vote for a Playwright!
$3 or more per month
You get to vote for the Playwright you want us to focus on in the coming season - first past the post wins, if your playwright doesn't win this time, your vote is carried forward to the next season when you can vote again.
Vote for a Play!
$5 or more per month
As well as the above two tiers, you can also vote for a specific play you want us to focus on in the coming season. Same voting rules as with playwrights.
Recording of a Speech!
$10 or more per month
All the above AND a special recording of a speech of your choice from any play - speech to be recorded sometime in the following seasons. Plus other benefits and gifts as the mood hits us.
Recording of a Dialogue!
$20 or more per month only 49 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers AND a special recording of a dialogue (two people) of your choice from any play - to be recorded sometime in the following seasons. Plus other benefits and gifts as the mood hits us.
Make a Scene!
$30 or more per month only 50 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers AND a special recording of a multi-character (3 or more) scene your choice from any play - to be recorded sometime in the following seasons. Plus other benefits and gifts as the mood hits us. Definitely some merchandise.
Let's Explore!
$50 or more per month only 15 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers, PLUS you can choose a whole play for a full table reading for recording. And you'll be invited to come along and meet the cast - via the internet if you can't make it in person!
Let's Produce A Play!
$250 or more per month only 6 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers, PLUS you can choose a play, whatever play you like, and we will produce a full cast audio adaptation of it.  They'll be regular reports/access to rushes, invite to the table read, discussion with production team and you'll get a producer credit. (May take a year to eighteen months to produce final recording) 
Live Theatre!
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
Okay, we don’t actually expect anyone to go for this – but if you don’t ask… So, the above, and the play you choose will get full stage production. (One year commitment to guarantee full production - there are regular updates, planning and producer access to the show et al.) This live production will also be documented and recorded for the podcast etc.
Goals
$33 of $150 per month
Basic coverage of table readings and interviews will be covered.
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Welcome to the Beyond Shakespeare Podcast! We produce full cast audio productions of early English drama, everything but the Bard from the earliest fragments to the closing of the theatres in 1642. Our mission is to record literally every play written in English (apart from Shakespeare) - as well as talk to experts about the plays and playwrights who wrote them. It's a huge and exciting task, that you can help us achieve by joining our patreon. 

What do you get if you do?
Beyond audio drama, all the usual goodies - let's go straight to the exciting stuff.

YOU GET A VOTE!

Because the plays are already out there, written and ready, we're not about teasing you with what's coming up. You can tell us what you want. Each level of pledge unlocks another voting option, so that you can go from voting for a playwright, to a play, to paying for specific speeches or scenes, which we'll record especially for you.
The primary voting (the lower tier pledges) will be for what we produce for a season of work, and is first past the post - but if your vote isn't successful for the current season (several months, depending on the size of plays/income), we'll hold the tally on so you can add to it the next vote. Winning playwrights and plays go back to zero and are then ineligible for at least one round of voting.
Higher tier pledges are for one off recordings of speeches and scenes, which we'll produce especially for you over the course of the following year.

What else do you get?

Well, beyond the audio plays, the readings, the read through's, the interviews, the artwork - they'll be live shows which patreons will get early notice, discounts and sometimes freebies to.
We're on Twitter @BeyondShakes and, if you can't pledge, you can always help by just subscribing to the podcast via your podcast provider or by going HERE!

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Tiers
Keep in the Loop!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for joining us. For your pledge you'll get regular updates about all the work we're doing, as well as early news on tickets for live events and more. You'll also get to join our general survey - this isn't a binding vote, but it will help us shape where we're going. For binding voting rights, look to the next pledges.
Vote for a Playwright!
$3 or more per month
You get to vote for the Playwright you want us to focus on in the coming season - first past the post wins, if your playwright doesn't win this time, your vote is carried forward to the next season when you can vote again.
Vote for a Play!
$5 or more per month
As well as the above two tiers, you can also vote for a specific play you want us to focus on in the coming season. Same voting rules as with playwrights.
Recording of a Speech!
$10 or more per month
All the above AND a special recording of a speech of your choice from any play - speech to be recorded sometime in the following seasons. Plus other benefits and gifts as the mood hits us.
Recording of a Dialogue!
$20 or more per month only 49 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers AND a special recording of a dialogue (two people) of your choice from any play - to be recorded sometime in the following seasons. Plus other benefits and gifts as the mood hits us.
Make a Scene!
$30 or more per month only 50 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers AND a special recording of a multi-character (3 or more) scene your choice from any play - to be recorded sometime in the following seasons. Plus other benefits and gifts as the mood hits us. Definitely some merchandise.
Let's Explore!
$50 or more per month only 15 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers, PLUS you can choose a whole play for a full table reading for recording. And you'll be invited to come along and meet the cast - via the internet if you can't make it in person!
Let's Produce A Play!
$250 or more per month only 6 left
All the voting rights of the first three tiers, PLUS you can choose a play, whatever play you like, and we will produce a full cast audio adaptation of it.  They'll be regular reports/access to rushes, invite to the table read, discussion with production team and you'll get a producer credit. (May take a year to eighteen months to produce final recording) 
Live Theatre!
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left
Okay, we don’t actually expect anyone to go for this – but if you don’t ask… So, the above, and the play you choose will get full stage production. (One year commitment to guarantee full production - there are regular updates, planning and producer access to the show et al.) This live production will also be documented and recorded for the podcast etc.