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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I think one vital element in this kind of irony is enjoyment . It's an odd sort of enjoyment and in this case it's a kind of enjoyment of one's own bitterness . Hamlet is full of that . It's often a mistake with Shakespeare just to act ...
You are quite right that there has been a big leap forward in scrutinizing the text in the last few decades , and that is reflected in the kind of work we've been doing in this series . But you notice how I have throughout tended to ...
One can't quite put one's finger on what is wrong but there is a kind of textual , emotional and poetic thinning - out . That's the first sort of failure . Everyone in the theater knows about it , and it's not something that happens ...
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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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