Making Shakespeare’s Verse work for you

Do you find verse speaking off-putting? Rupert’s workshop will provide you with a toolbox to unlock clues into the writing. Why did Shakespeare use verse, where did he use it and for what reasons?  

This will be an interactive session, where Rupert will be asking for your responses. Please look at the attached examples of verse variations - and all will become clear during the workshop!

Click here for the Verse Examples

There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session, which you can email us or message us on Instagram.

Baffled by all this newfangled technology? Click here for a guide on how to view this session. Just can't tune in? Don't worry - we'll be writing up a blog post of Rupert's Masterclass which will be on our website afterwards!

About Rupert

Rupert’s lifelong passion for Shakespeare has seen him involved in over 30 professional productions as an actor and producer, at venues as diverse as the Royal Court, the National Theatre and Ludlow and Lancaster open-air festivals. He played Hamlet at Greenwich Theatre and Mercutio, directed by Judi Dench, at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.  

For 3 years Rupert produced for the Secondary School arm of the Young Shakespeare Company. Amongst others, he has devised and run workshops for Shakespeare’s Globe, the English Shakespeare Company and Regent’s Park, as well as at schools the length and breadth of the UK.

To attend this Masterclass, all you need to do is read through the verse variations, and then watch our story live on Instagram at 2.30pm on Friday 5 June!