I took Ralph's class the first semester it was offered, and I felt honored to be under the tutelage of such a brilliant professor. Ralph is a visiting professor from Juilliard, and we are so lucky to have him here. His first semester was a little haphazardly organized - he was on a trip for three weeks, and tried to make it up to the class by scheduling weekend classes at Juilliard. We never got the chance to perform as many scenes as were on the syllabus, and very few people had the chance to perform their soliloquies, but I'm told that the organization has become better in later semesters. Ralph is excellent at close readings of Shakespeare - he'll have you go word by word through an entire scene, teaching you where to pause, when to breathe, and where to place emphasis for the meaning to come across. The class also helps you become comfortable with rehearsing in front of an audience (important skill). If you want to act Shakespeare, it would be difficult to find a better professor than Ralph Zito.