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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But it's worth pointing out that this passage seems naturalistic on the surface but also has a heightened quality and , though I hesitate to use the word , a poetic resonance . I have stressed already that with Shakespeare an actor ...
Now here's a fearfully difficult passage for a woman . In King John Constance laments for her dead son Arthur . There's no doubt here about the degree of her passion . CONSTANCE ( Susan Fleetwood , passionately ) : O that my tongue were ...
Here is another prose passage . It's a lively jolly bit with the poetic sadness underneath and not on the surface . It is built on another key word which in Shakespeare is usually linked with the word “ Time . ” The whole passage is ...
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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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