As the train rattled and clanged along the track, passengers bobbed silently in their seats, zoning out the world around them.

At first, when Anna Rice, 19, began fidgeting and dancing by the door, no one paid her much attention. But as the subway pulled away from Castle Frank station, she called out, leapt into the aisle and all eyes were on her.

“I left no ring with her: What means this lady?” she sang loudly as Viola, Act 2 Scene 2 — Twelfth Night.

One man screamed with fright. Another woman pulled a toddler onto her lap.

“Fortune forbid my outsides have not charmed her,” Rice continued loudly, as gobsmacked passengers watched with open mouths.

“Her parents didn’t give her any attention,” remarked Tom Lynch, 65.

They call themselves the Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective, and once a week for the past two months this group of nine young acting grads and students has been performing Guerilla Shakespeare on the Bloor-Danforth line.

Using material from Romeo And Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream — among others — the group acts out monologues, scenes and soundscapes (where everyone is involved).

“We all know Shakespeare. We read it in high school. But Shakespeare really needs to be heard to be understood and appreciated. We’re making it accessible,” said director and collective co-founder Victoria Urquhart.