Playing Shakespeare: An Actor's Guide
Anchor Books, 1984 - 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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RICHARD : Yes , one place else , if you will hear me name it . ANNE : Some dungeon . RICHARD : Your bedchamber . ANNE : Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest . RICHARD : So will it , madam , till I lie with you .
In the deposition scene in Richard II , the king looks at his face in a mirror and says to Bolingbroke , who has deposed him : RICHARD II ( Richard Pasco ) : A brittle glory shineth in this face . As brittle as the glory is the face ...
Bolingbroke is telling Richard that his sorrow is as unreal as the rest of his public persona . Dickie , you played this part famously many years ago . How does that passage strike you coming back to it ? Richard Pasco : I think that ...
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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 Traditions Elizabethan and Modern Acting
Using the Verse Heightened and Naturalistic Verse
Language and Character Making the Words Ones Own
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