Will Power How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days

ISBN-10: 1557836663
ISBN-13: 9781557836663
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Thousands of young people set their sights on becoming professional actors each year, hoping to get a foot in the door with a solid resume built in high school, college, and local theatre company productions. But competition for parts is fierce, and no list of credits is complete without competency in the classical works of Shakespeare. Will Power guides both professional actors and aspirants through a lively 21-day rehearsal process leading up to the day of an actual audition or performance. Actors need never again be confused about where to begin or how to follow through when developing a Shakespearean role. Clear stepping stones have been laid out before them-by Shakespeare himself. Even seasoned actors, familiar with verse, are fascinated when they learn about the acting clues and stage directions embedded in the original First Folio text of Shakespeare's work, in the form of particular punctuation, capitalized letters, and spelling. Putting actors on their feet in dynamic and fun rehearsals, this practical guide helps them develop the 7 Cs of acting: commitment, concentration, conditioning, control, confidence, courage, and clarity while also demystifying how to perform these these magnificently crafted plays.

Introduction : your 21-day journey with Will
The Shakespeare rehearsal
Map reading : secrets of your script unfolded
Revealing your repetitions
Cracking the capitalization code
Verse or prose?
Picking out punctuation
Revving up your verbs
Amiable adjectives, saucy similes, and merry metaphors
O! Thy status is showing
Your secret formula for persuasive rhetoric
Scouting the landscape : going on instinct, getting off book
Script rotations
To memorize, physicalize
Now, go ahead and look it up
Draft your newspaper headlines
Charting your course : moments of variety and nuance
Playing with the pace
Finding your focus
Surely, you jest
Art thou parent, child, or adult?
Greeks bearing gifts
Staking your claim : Stanislavski's approach
Your given circumstances
Five basic human needs
Your doings
Presto, PASTO!
Shakespeare in action
On day 22 ...

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