William S. is an actor, living and working in Amsterdam, NL.
This blog contains William's thoughts and reflections on everything Shakespeare.
I'm a populist and believe the Sonnets are the perfect introduction to manipulating and speaking Shakespeare's verse. Understanding the man and his times is a great help as well. Nowadays there seems to be a Renaissance happening in how one studies, views and performs Shakespeare. There is no standard anymore for speaking the verse except to ride the sound energy within the words.
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27 June 2022
21 June 2018
Slow Arts Actors activate text into life-forms. Using Poetry as an act of realignment. But when dealing with Hamlet, which text are we talking about? 1st Quarto – a gritty murder...
8 June 2018
The Experiment: HAMLET in 4 days. And perform a premiere on the 5th day. Madness. Hold on the experiment goes further. 12 actors to do 34 characters total. 7 Main roles: King Claudius,...
20 February 2018
Guest Post by Francis Cox on Shakespeare in Italy: Discovering Shakespeare in the pleasant garden of great Italy “So, what do we think ‘Titus Andronicus’ is...