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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These sonnets are rich in that kind of clash , humor and pain , clarity and confusion , double meanings and ... I reckon that if an actor can handle the ambiguity of a sonnet then he is ready to unlock anything in the text of the plays ...
In Romeo and Juliet the Prologue is actually written in sonnet form . Make your audience sit up and excite them about what's going to happen . Start by grabbing their attention with that extra stress at the very beginning .
Let's take a third sonnet which is just as rich in ambiguity and double meanings , but first and foremost it's another terrific exercise in antithesis . ( To Norman Rodway . ) So , Norman , start by going for the meaning and for all the ...
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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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