Sentence Fragments and Rhetorical Questions
Actors seeking a short scene of dialogue for two female characters will find Act 2, Scene 3 of Henry VIII a rewarding experience. In this scene, Shakespeare gives each character different rhetorical figures of speech that uniquely illuminate each character's nature. Actors and audiences are accustomed to the power of casting, costumes, makeup, even physical posture and gestures as means to express character. Shakespeare, as both an actor and a playwright, understood the power of classical figures of speech to distinguish and define characters. Read the short essay, Characters, Actors and Figurative Language to understand why, after 400 years, good actors are still happy to perform even small parts in Shakespeare's plays.

John McGinnis