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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The difficulty about irony is that it doesn't leap off the page and it's very easy to overlook . In a sense you cannot write irony down . The words on the page seem to hold either one meaning or another . That is why it's so dangerous ...
That's true . Tony Church : And there's a fourth character in the scene . There's old Time as well . Yes , we've certainly got to get more out of our old friend Time , haven't we ? “ That old common arbitrator , Time .
The verse asks Orsino to pick up the cue : “ Ay , that's the theme . ” No pause for Orsino there : he breaks the mood and rounds ... Richard Pasco : Is there the slightest sense from Orsino that the boy is not all he pretends to be ?
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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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