Shakespeare

Shakespeare Resources

Shakespeare has always been a major focus here at StageMilk. Working with Shakespearean text is essential for any actor! He is heralded for being the best playwright of all time, and for good reason. Both actors and theatremakers across the globe are enthralled and intrigued by William Shakespeare and his plays. For that reason, we have a great deal of Shakespeare resources and information, all of which can be found here.

For more about William Shakespeare himself, click here

For a list of the best Shakespeare plays, click here

The Winter’s Tale

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The Winter’s Tale is often an underestimated play in Shakespeare’s canon. However, I believe this intriguing work is definitely worth exploring. The Winter’s Tale often referred to as one of the Bard’s problem plays, as it...

King John

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King John is often the forgotten Shakespeare play, believed to have been written sometime around the mid 1590’s, and based on true events. At its core, Shakespeare’s King John is a play about identity, loyalty,...

Five Essential Books on Acting Shakespeare

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Playwright Tom Stoppard, after seeing the actor Simon Russell Beale in The Winter’s Tale, astutely said to him, “Shakespeare exercises all your muscles—doesn’t he.” That might sound daunting to some actors, and I’ve known a...

How Do I Get Into Acting Shakespeare?

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Countless notable actors in interviews will speak about how they began their careers acting Shakespeare. They will cite Shakespeare as an essential part of their development as actors, and will encourage actors at the beginning...

Coriolanus

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Coriolanus is a lesser known Shakespearean tragedy that tackles such themes as power, class, pride, and honour. It also has a whole truckload of sword fights to boot. Believed to have been written sometime between...

Best Shakespeare Villains

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Hero, villain. White-hat, black-hat. Goodie, baddie. When it comes to the creation of compelling protagonists and antagonists, nobody did it quite like William Shakespeare. Shakespeare understood that a story is only as good as its...

Best Prose Monologues by Shakespeare

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Shakespeare is famously known for his masterful and downright revolutionary use of blank verse. Blank verse put simply; is un-rhyming verse written in iambic pentameter. Shakespeare, of course, was not the only playwright in his...