Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsOne of the things that attracted me most to Shakespeare as an actor to play with is he gives you an opportunity to play characters bigger than yourself. And being part of a process of making these very, very important and beautiful and touching and humane works of art come alive for people is obviously something that's very attractive to do.

Performing Shakespeare

In this video, James explains why he enjoys acting in Shakespeare plays.

What does James say attracts him to the work of Shakespeare?

How about you?

  • Have you ever acted in a play, or acted in front of the camera?
  • What play(s) have you performed in?
  • If you have acted, how did you feel about doing it?
  • If you haven’t acted, do you think you would like to?

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Exploring English: Shakespeare

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