Embrace the meter
What is it & Why did Shakespeare love it?
Goal: Increase comprehension and understanding of subtext.
Goal: Increase comprehension of iambic pentameter.
Goal: Deepen understanding of rhythm and iambic pentameter.
Goal: Increase understanding of iambic pentameter through experimentation.
Shakespeare: Seen & Heard
Plays impact us most when seen and heard. Remove the performance, and you reduce the impact. Clips online, like the ones below, give us a taste of the bard as originally intended (though there's no substitute for seeing it live).
"to be or not to be..." in an accent??
To Be or Not To Be in OP
(Original Pronunciation, aka 16th century English)