Freeing Shakespeare's Voice The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

ISBN-10: 1559360313
ISBN-13: 9781559360319
Edition: 2007 (Reprint)
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Description: Beginning with exercises designed to break long-held habits and allow an emotional rather than intellectual relationship to Elizabethan language, Kristin Linklater analyses Shakespeare's strategies for creating character, story and meaning through  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Beginning with exercises designed to break long-held habits and allow an emotional rather than intellectual relationship to Elizabethan language, Kristin Linklater analyses Shakespeare's strategies for creating character, story and meaning through figures of speech, iambic pentameter, rhyme and the alternation of verse and prose.

Prologue
Introduction
The Content: Language
Vowels and Consonants
Words and Images
Words into Phrases
Organically, Cosmically and Etymologically Speaking
Figures of Speech
Interlude: Stage Directions; Double Meanings; Bawdry; Thee's, Thou's and You's
The Form: Verse and Prose
Iambic Pentameter
Rhyme
Line-Endings
Verse and Prose Alternation
The Contexture
Today's Actor in Shakespeare's World
Shakespeare's Voice in Today's World
Which Voice? The Texts
Whose Voice? The Man

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