How to speak Shakespeare

The Objective for this lesson is to learn and perform an extract of Shakespeare with nuanced understanding of how to use voice and movement to communicate comedy clearly to the audience.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Question 4

Q1.What is a rhythm where each line has five beats.

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Q2.What is the term we use to describe why a character does something on stage.

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Q3.What is the term for a long speech that an actor says on their own.

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Q4.Who was Orsino is love with at the beginning of Twelfth Night?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What is a rhythm where each line has five beats.

1/4

Q2.What is the term we use to describe why a character does something on stage.

2/4

Q3.What is the term for a long speech that an actor says on their own.

3/4

Q4.Who was Orsino is love with at the beginning of Twelfth Night?

4/4

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Quiz:

How to speak Shakespeare

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What key word do we use to describe deliberately adding a moment of silence to add meaning to your performance?

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Q2.What does the keyword motivation mean?

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Q3.When do we take pauses when performing Shakespeare?

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Q4.Could shrugging your shoulders be considered a gesture?

4/5

Q5.Who does Viola fall in love with during the play Twelfth Night?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How to speak Shakespeare

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What key word do we use to describe deliberately adding a moment of silence to add meaning to your performance?

1/5

Q2.What does the keyword motivation mean?

2/5

Q3.When do we take pauses when performing Shakespeare?

3/5

Q4.Could shrugging your shoulders be considered a gesture?

4/5

Q5.Who does Viola fall in love with during the play Twelfth Night?

5/5

Lesson summary: How to speak Shakespeare

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