Mischa Barton is driven to land a part in a Shakespearian play and has even assumed a course of study on the playwright to better her chances. The onetime actress has chosen to undergo a time out from acting on motion picture roles to focus on a stage career. And Mischa takes a firm stand acquiring a role in one of Shakespeare's works is her top precedence. She stated, "I took a Shakespeare course of study since they do not teach Shakespeare properly in American schools. Only I guess as with any play it's just about discovering the correct cast of characters and actors and playscript for you."