Playing Shakespeare: An Actor's Guide
Anchor Books, 2001 - 265 halaman
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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Walking the boards in a play by the Bard can be one of the most rewarding and frightening experiences of an actor's life. Drawing on 35 years' experience as associate director of the Royal Shakespeare ... Baca ulasan lengkap
The Two TraditionsElizabethan and Modern Acting
Using the VerseHeightened and Naturalistic Verse
Language and CharacterMaking the Words Ones Own
Using the ProseWhy Does Shakespeare Use Prose?
Set Speeches and Soliloquies Taking the Audience with You
Using the SonnetsGoing Over Some Old Ground
Irony and AmbiguityText That Isnt What It Seems
Passion and CoolnessA Question of Balance
Rehearsing the TextOrsino and Viola
Exploring a CharacterPlaying Shylock
Contemporary ShakespeareA Discussion
Poetry and Hidden PoetryThree Kinds of Failure