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THE 250 Acting (Audition for Theatre): Shakespeare

This guide is designed to assist students with researching information on preparing for an audition.

Free Works of Shakespeare

 

All of Shakespeare's works are no longer protected by copyright and are considered public domain.  The link below will give you access to his complete works in electronic format.

Shakespeare Uncovered (PBS)


 

This PBS series offers a more in-depth look at Shakespeare's works and their performance.  Each episode is hosted by a celebrated actor including-- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant.

Visit the PBS Shakespeare Uncovered page to access the videos in this series, as well as other resources.

Read an article on the discovery of the location of the Curtain Theatre (pictured below) which predated the Globe.

Richard III

 

In 2013 the skeletal remains of King Richard III, England's last Plantagenet king, were found under a parking lot in Leicester, England.  Scholars suspect that he was very different than the man portrayed in Shakespeare's Richard III.  What do you think?