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4 Shakespeare Plays Every Actor Should Read

4 Shakespeare Plays Every Actor Should Read
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We know he’s world-renowned as the greatest dramatist of his time, but diving into Shakespeare’s body of work can be a daunting task for any actor. Where to begin? Lucky for you, stage director, teacher, casting director, and Backstage Expert JV Mercanti is offering his top four picks for any working actor today.

READ: Why You Should Study Shakespearean Soliloquies

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