Articles by Fay Barrett

Fay has taught extensively within arts education for 15 years. She specialises in English and drama, with an emphasis on Shakespeare. Having trained as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she worked for many years as a theatre actor, spending a lot of time performing Shakespeare’s plays. Alongside this she established a career as a freelance theatre practitioner working with primary, secondary and SEN schools on a varied program of drama projects. She has worked within the GCSE Drama and English curriculum as well as A level English and Theatre Studies. She has also developed programs of work utilising drama as a way of enlivening other curriculum subjects. Fay has spent several years working closely with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where she devised and delivered work to engage students with Shakespeare’s language in an active way. She is also a freelance content writer.

Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare’s Advice to the Players: Act 3.

To pause or not to pause, that is the question.


Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare’s Advice to the Players: Act 2

A regular verse line is one that fits neatly into this structure. However, Shakespeare often breaks this rule, adding or removing syllables, creating irregular lines. This is choice, not accident.


Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare’s Advice to the Players: Act 1

Even if we struggle to understand the words, there are clues within the verse structure that can assist us.


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