The recipes in this collection were compiled by members of the 1995-96 Folger Institute on Shakespeare Examined through Performance. Most recipes were used during the course of the institute. Others are exercises that institute members have found useful in their teaching. Where possible, the source of each recipe is listed, but many of the recipes have been circulating among teachers, actors and directors for some time.

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