Name James DeVita
Occupation Actor and author
|Residence Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States|
Books The rose of treason, A Winsome Murder, The Christmas angel, Excavating Mom, Blue, The Three Musketeers
James devita in acting shakespeare
James "Jim" DeVita is an American actor and author. He is a member of the core acting company at American Players Theatre, a classical amphitheater located in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
- James devita in acting shakespeare
- Wonderland by james devita directed by jennifer sparks
Wonderland by james devita directed by jennifer sparks
Devita is from Long Island, New York. He spent years as a first mate on a boat off of Long Island. His one-person show In Acting Shakespeare chronicles his journey from working on fishing boats to becoming an actor and director of classical theater. The play is a personalized adaption of Ian McKellen's Acting Shakespeare, which inspired DeVita to become an actor when he saw it in 1983. DeVita has spent the bulk of his long acting career at American Players Theatre playing among other Shakespeare roles Hamlet, Romeo, iago, Macbeth, Leontes, Richard III, Richard II
In 2015, Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout wrote that "America has no finer classical actor than Jim DeVita."