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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A basic norm is set up ( de dum de dum de dum de dum de dum ) and added stress is provided when that norm is broken . " Once more unto the breach , dear friends , once more ” is a very strong line because there are extra strong stresses ...
Ask yourself how you would naturally stress the line in everyday speech because of the meaning of what you are saying and ... fair nature with hard - favoured rage " : there's not much doubt there about what the natural stresses are .
In the second , third and fourth lines there are only four stresses , not five . ... This extra syllable is always a light stress and not a strong one , and is simply a piece of license given to anyone writing in blank verse .
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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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