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Sample Exercises: Shakespeare for All

Sample Exercises: Shakespeare for All

Shakespeare for All makes the Bard accessible for everyone. Here are just a few of the exercises you might work on.

Thanks to Nicolette Stearns, Nadia Abouraya, Adrian Forsythe y Korzeniewicz, and John Newman for creating these samples.

Shakespearean Insults

A fun way to practice language with understanding, intent, and action.


Standing in character

Does your character stand with feet together or spread apart? Does your character hold their shoulders back or forward? Does your character look away or look right at their scene partner?

Here is ArtStreamer Nadia as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

What if Beatrice was in the Victorian Period? Or what if she was an officer in the military?

Photo by John Newman

Shakespeare with a scene partner

Here’s Nadia performing Beatrice with Director of Marketing John Newman as Benedick.

Beloved monologues

Here’s Adrian performing the first few lines of Jacques “All the world’s a stage” monologue in As You Like It.

Adrian as Jacques from “As You Like It” #alltheworldsastage #Shakespeare #inclusive

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And here’s Cecelia performing Helena’s confession of love from All’s Well That Ends Well

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