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Macbeth

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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s best known plays. It’s often studied at high school as it’s short, entertaining and thematically rich. For actors it is also an absolute gift. The eponymous Macbeth is one of...

Shakespeare’s Words | Book Review

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The must have Shakespeare resource: Shakespeare’s Words Shakespeare’s Words by Ben and David Crystal is an incredible book. For actors it is an essential resource. It is a glossary and language companion that gives accurate definitions...

Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is arguably Shakespeare’s best known play and one of his most beloved (ranked no. 7 in our Best Shakespeare Plays). If you grow up in the west, Romeo and Juliet is almost...

King Lear

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Information on Shakespeare’s masterpiece, King Lear. Written between 1605 and 1606 this is considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Below is a play synopsis, character list and the best King Lear monologues. This play is rated...

The Merchant of Venice

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Play Synopsis Bassanio, confident with his place in Portia’s heart, requires money to be considered as a suitor. He approaches his wealthy merchant friend Antonio; however, Antonio’s money is tied up in shipments and so...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the greatest comedies ever written. It remainss hilarious for a modern audience and is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. This wonderful play is perfect for a large...

Articulation Exercises

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As an actor, or singer, it is important to develop your articulation. Many emerging performers—especially those without formal training—can struggle to develop these skills; alarmingly, even more performers discredit their importance with the thinking that...