Emma Fielding, an actor of subtle and discerning power, played Viola over a period of eighteen months in the mid-nineties for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She pinpoints the inspiration behind the actor's craft and presents a wealth of illuminating detail on the art of the play. Shakespeare's work is important in shaping our language and character. The enduring popularity and success of Shakespearean productions in theatre and on film is a truly international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the Actors on Shakespeare series is to provide a unique and accessible contemporary commentary to each of the plays via top-class actors who have performed in them.