Speech of the Week

SPEECH OF THE WEEK is a fun, interactive exploration of Shakespeare speeches designed for all ages and all experience levels…and it’s free!

Each speech has been carefully selected for its juicy words and rich imagery. Remember, these words are yours to enjoy and these characters are yours to play.


Each Speech of the Week session features three parts, described below. Each part offers a different way to explore the speech—we welcome you to join us for any or all of them; pick and choose as suits you!

OBSERVE (Webinar)

A text masterclass on Zoom, featuring a special guest actor and hosted by our Director of Education, Mary Hartman. You’ll get a closer look at a professional actor’s process and will find out their top tips and tricks for bringing the speech to life.

CONNECT (Working Session)

After the webinar, you’re invited to make the speech your own and share your discoveries in a follow-up working session later that week.

SHARE & ENJOY (Upload your video)

Finally, we encourage everyone to record and upload their performance of the speech. With permission, we’ll create a compilation video to share with the world!