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Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous! by Herb Parker

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Act OneSHAKSPER YOUR BFF1

 

 

 

Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.

(Twelfth Night)

Who He Was, What He Did, and What That Means for Us Actors

Given how much he has been lauded, studied, criticized, and analyzed over the centuries it might be argued that knowing as little as we do about the man named William Shakespeare is, well, outrageous. It may even be just as fantastic when you learn that one of the things that we have been able to document about him is that his surname, during and after his lifetime, was spelled some 80 different ways, ranging from “Shappere” to “Shaxberd.”

What we seem to be reasonably sure of is that he was born to John Shakespeare and ...

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