1. Current theatrical theories and practice regarding Shakespearean verse speaking -- 2. Theatrical engagement with the early printed text or modern edited text and modern editorial principles of lineation and punctuation -- 3. Historical evidence: documentary, anecdotal and textual -- 4. Internal evidence: a study of nine Shakespearean plays -- 5. The rehearsal room text -- Appendix. rehearsal text of Measure for Measure 2.4.