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Poetry for Actors

In all major drama schools around the world there is at least one class a week dedicated to poetry.

This is because poetry is a training ground for actors. Poetry is heightened, typically complex, text. It offers challenges to the actor that aren’t found in most scripts for film and TV.

The more you learn about poetry and the more confident you are with poetic language the better placed you will be when an audition comes along for Shakespeare, Moliere, Marlowe and many other poetic playwrights.

So here are a few great articles and resources on poetry.

Poetry for Actors

Some Great Poems to Snuggle up to

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As many of you know I am a passionate poetry fan. And I want to share that love with you all. But I’m not just forcing poems down your throats because I can, poetry is...

Best Shakespeare Sonnets

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Here is a list of my favourite Shakespeare sonnets. As is often the case with these top 10 lists, the audacious title is backed by little more than my subjective love for Shakespeare’s intriguing sonnets....