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20 October 2014
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Off By Heart - Shakespeare

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Katy Brand

Set Speech List

At the regional heats students must perform one of the 18 speeches from the set list below. Click on the links to see films of well-known people, past and present, performing the speeches.

For each speech you can download the text and read some notes and suggestions written by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Note: There are many different versions of Shakespeare's plays, please learn the speech text as published here. They come from the Cambridge University Press editions of the plays.


Romeo and Juliet


The Merchant of Venice

Julius Caesar

A Midsummer Night's Dream

As You Like It

Spoken by: Jaques
All the world's a stage

Larry Lamb as Jaques

Twelfth Night

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