Unit 2 — Find­ing Acting Freedom


We will now delve into free­dom! We will teach you exactly how you as an actor can remain free but spe­cif­ic and stra­tegic in performance.

You will also learn:
  • How to select tactics/actions to apply to your role
  • A sys­tem­at­ic, prac­tic­al way of access­ing any piece of Shakespeare’s text
  • How to read ‘the music’ of the page that Shakespeare has woven into his plays
You will find the following video links and resources for this month by scrolling down this page to the bottom, please watch and practice at your convenience. When you have completed them all, the challenge box will open with your instructions and link to upload your material!

Watch all videos- Gameplan Unit 2

4 Required Steps

  • Watch the ‘Com­plete Actor’s Toolkit’ – Module 1 – video 3 – Fear, Free­dom and structure
  • Watch the ‘Com­plete Actor’s Toolkit’ – Module 2 – video 1 – Which verbs
  • Watch the ‘Owning Shakespeare’ – Module 1 – video 3 – Peel­ing The Onion
  • Watch the ‘Owning Shakespeare’ – Module 2 – video 1 – Pre­serving the verse line togeth­er: scenes

To offi­cially com­plete each lesson & unlock the next unit and Self Tape Challenges:

  • Com­plete the lesson in one sit­ting (tim­ings are stated on each video — allow ten extra minutes for prac­tic­al play on each one)
  • Please watch each lesson right to the very end


Com­plete the les­sons in full to access the self tape chal­lenge. You will upload your work and receive detailed per­son­al feed­back and prac­tic­al next steps from one of our industry respec­ted coaches push­ing you fur­ther toward your acting goals.

Complete Actors Toolkit — Module 1 (continued)

Lesson 3: Fear, Free­dom and Struc­ture (10.53)

Down­load lesson notes — Module 1 Lesson 3

Complete Actors Toolkit — Module 2

Lesson 1: Which Verbs? (11.44)

Owning Shakespeare — Module 1 continued

3. Peel­ing The Onion (21.11)

Owning Shakespeare — Module 2

1.Pre­serving the verse line togeth­er: scenes (26.40)

Down­load lesson notes: Module 2 Lesson 1