I'm frequently asked by our theatre majors questions about Shakespeare. I love it. That's what I'm here for.
Often, the questions are about less-often-performed monologues for auditions. I have resources and ideas that I can point them toward.
Sometimes, the questions are about acting. And I'm much less sure of myself then.
But I've found a very good resource that I can point them toward. Barry Edelstein's Thinking Shakespeare is a clear and relatively informal handbook on understanding Shakespeare's language and ways to put it into practice for the actor—the actor in particular, but also for the director, the student, and the teacher.
The best I can do is give you the first chapter and then send you off to buy the book.
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