The following is a re-airing of Armin’s text work session taken from the full episode with him.
You wanted these text work sessions as separate episodes and I’m happy to accommodate! First up, Armin talks about his general approach to Shakespeare and some of the overall principles he teaches in classes.
In this excerpt we discuss Richard of Gloucester (who later becomes Richard III) in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 3. This soliloquy comes at the end of Act 3, scene 2.
Armin (@ShimermanArmin) is perhaps best known to audiences for playing Quark on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series.
Armin has been working 50 years in the business and has amassed 200+ credits on IMDb, with 4 projects in post-production. He was a long-running recurring character on Beauty and the Beast, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Boston Legal.
He has voiced Dr. Nefarious in the video game Ratchet and Clank, and has done many other voiceovers, video games, and commercials.
He’s also a Shakespeare scholar, teacher, director, and actor. In recent years, he has played Leo Tolstoy and King Lear’s Fool onstage. He’s also a writer, and has written a few novels with a sci-fi/Renaissance twist in the Merchant Prince series.
Please enjoy the text work with Armin Shimerman!
Total running time: 13:19
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Armin’s Monologue from Henry VI, Part III (Act 3, Scene 2) by Shakespeare
RICHARD OF GLOUCESTER
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Armin teaching Shakespeare back in 1993!
Photo credit: video of Armin performing Richard at a convention!