Shakespeare's Wordcraft

ISBN-10: 0879103450
ISBN-13: 9780879103453
Edition: N/A
Authors: Scott Kaiser
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Description: Written for readers who have a passion for Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Wordcraft takes a comprehensive look at Shakespeare's stellar use of language devices throughout his plays, devices he used to ink memorable lines like these: * I must be cruel  More...

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List price: $24.99
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Written for readers who have a passion for Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Wordcraft takes a comprehensive look at Shakespeare's stellar use of language devices throughout his plays, devices he used to ink memorable lines like these: * I must be cruel only to be kind * Fair is foul, and foul is fair * Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more! * Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! In a clear, accessible, non-academic style - using plain terms, modern quotes, and several thousand examples - Shakespeare's Wordcraft deftly reveals how these lasting lines were not accidental or coincidental, but designed and crafted by a master of the word.

Janet Evanovich was born on April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. She received a bachelor's degree in art from Douglas College, which is part of Rutgers University. She was working as a secretary for a temporary employment agency when she sold her first romance novel, Hero at Large, which was published in 1987 under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. She went on to write 12 romances in five years using her real name before beginning to write mysteries. Her first mystery novel, One for the Money, became the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. Her title in this series, Top Secret Twenty-One, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. She is also the author of the Alex Barnaby series, A Between-the-Numbers Novel series, Lizzy and Diesel series, and Full series with Charlotte Hughes. She has also written several books with Lee Goldberg including The Heist and The Chase.Scott Kaiser caught the Shakespeare bug at the age of fifteen playing Bottom in A Midsummer Nightrsquo;s Dream in high school. He earned a BA in theatre at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1981, and an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in 1985. For several years he worked on the West Coast and at Shakespeare festivals around the nation, playing roles such as Pericles, Malvolio, Dromio, Tranio, Sebastian, and Launcelot Gobbo. In 1988 he joined the faculty of Duke University, where he began adapting, directing, and teaching Shakespeare under the guidance of Master Teacher Robert L. Hobbs. In 1991 he traveled to London, where he earned his Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Since that time Scott has coached and taught at numerous theaters and conservatories, including the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, The Intiman Theater in Seattle, Rose Bruford College in England, the University of Utah, and the Drsquo;ell Arte School of Physical Theater in Blue Lake, California. Currently, Scott serves as Head of Voice and Text at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland where, since 1993, he has coached more than 65 productions, and collaborated as associate director and co-adapter on several shows. Scottrsquo;s first book, Have Shakespeare, Will Travel, published by OSF in 1998, is a collection of four Shakespearean adaptations for three actors which toured high schools throughout the western states as part of OSFrsquo;s School Visit Residency Program. Scottrsquo;s adaptations of Shakespearersquo;s three Henry the Sixth plays were produced at OSF in the 2004 season. Scott co-directed with Artistic Director Libby Appel. nbsp;

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