Rhona Silverbush studied theatre and psychology at Brandeis University and acted and directed Shakespeare regionally.  She then received her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and represented asylum seekers for a decade before returning to her first loves, Shakespeare and the theatre.

Ms.  Silverbush is the co-author with Sami Plotkin of Speak the Speech! Shakespeare’s Monologues Illuminated (Faber and Faber at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002), hailed by Sir Derek Jacobi as “a fabulous book, gloriously packed with information.”

Click HERE for more about the book, which is hailed by many as the definitive book for understanding Shakespeare text work, and which is used by professional actors of note, directors and dramaturgs as well as professors and students of acting and Shakespeare.

Ms. Silverbush coaches actors and acting students privately, teaches “Speak the Verse” classes for the Shakespeare Society on a regular basis, hosts Play-Reading Circles, and runs Shakespeare workshops, intensives and master classes.  She has taught Shakespeare at Columbia University Teachers College and has taught Shakespeare to all ages from middle schoolers up.  See HERE for testimonials about her teaching.

With director Daniela Varon, Ms. Silverbush co-produced, directed wrote and moderated Conversations with Shakespeare at Symphony Space in New York, now being edited for public radio.  She also writes for hire, has co-written the Terrific Toddlers series of books for toddlers, to be published by Magination Press in the Spring of 2018, and is a proud mom and stepmom.