Shakespeare

Shakespeare

Shakespeare has always been a major focus on StageMilk. Working with Shakespearean text is essential for an actor, and actors and theatre makers across the world are enthralled and intrigued by William Shakespeare and his plays. For that reason we have a great deal of Shakespeare information, all of which can be found here. Enjoy…

Best Shakespeare Characters

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After our recent poll we felt it was time we put together a list of best Shakespeare characters. The Bard created some of the most interesting and unique characters, and so we thought we would...

Hamlet

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Hamlet is one of the great plays of all times. It is considered William Shakespeare’s finest work, and it is the goal of any young actor to play the eponymous lead role. The play, remade...

Best Shakespeare Sonnets

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Here is a list of my favourite Shakespeare sonnets. As is often the case with Stage Milk, the audacious title is backed by very little. Poetry is completely subjective and a deeply personal thing, so...

Othello

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Here we go… How to clearly explain Shakespeare’s harrowing tragedy, Othello? Like most of Shakespeare’s plays, Othello can be summed up in either a sentence or a novel. I shall therefore do my utmost to...

Pericles

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Fantastical and majestic, Pericles is interwoven with comedy and tragedy. Labelled a romance due to this balance, it is not a play we often see in theatres around the world. Many infer that the play...

Twelfth Night

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Alternative Title: What You Will Play Synopsis So we’re in Illyria. Don’t go searching through those faded geography class memories; Illyria is a Shakespearean invention. The play begins with Duke Orsino, the Duke of Illyria,...

Richard the Third

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Play Synopsis Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, is hungry for the English crown. His relentless ambition isn’t hindered by the fact that his brother is the current Monarch. Richard deceives his brother, King Edward IV,...