1 Mistake Actors Make With Shakespeare + How to Avoid It

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Are you facing the Bard for the first time and looking for some quick tips? Or perhaps Shakespeare is old hat for you and you’re looking for new ways to dive in. Either way, stage director, casting director, and Backstage Expert JV Mercanti has some wisdom to throw your way.

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JV Mercanti
JV Mercanti most recently directed the critically acclaimed premiere of Songbird at 59E59 Theaters. He is currently the head of acting for the musical theater program at Pace School of Performing Arts. He served as the casting and associate director on the recent Broadway revival of “Romeo and Juliet” with Orlando Bloom. He also cast the Kevin Kline-starring revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” with Jennifer Garner.
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