Playing Shakespeare An Actor's Guide
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Description: Now in its first American edition, Playing Shakespeare is the premier guide to understanding and appreciating the mastery of the world’s greatest playwright. Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors–among them Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet–John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. The director begins by explicating Shakespeare’s verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare’s most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice. A practical and essential guide, Playing Shakespeare will stand for years as the authoritative favorite among actors, scholars, teachers, and students.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2001
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|The Two Traditions - Elizabethan and Modern Acting|
|Using the Verse - Heightened and Naturalistic Verse|
|Language and Character - Making the Words One's Own|
|Using the Prose - Why Does Shakespeare Use Prose?|
|Set Speeches and Soliloquies - Taking the Audience with You|
|Using the Sonnets - Going Over Some Old Ground|
|Irony and Ambiguity - Text That Isn't What It Seems|
|Passion and Coolness - A Question of Balance|
|Rehearsing the Text - Orsino and Viola|
|Exploring a Character - Playing Shylock|
|Contemporary Shakespeare - A Discussion|
|Poetry and Hidden Poetry - Three Kinds of Failure|