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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Verse is usually easier to learn than prose . Jane Lapotaire : It makes a pattern on the page which is easier for the mind to retain than prose . Lisa Harrow : Yes , it helps to give us our phrasing . David Suchet : It's also full of ...
But if you don't happen to have that luck , it is necessary to analyze what goes on in the verse . If you find you are getting bogged down in the process then of course you have to stop . On the other hand , we mustn't dodge our ...
It's because I've been talking only about the grammar rather than the soul of the verse . Yet verse in itself is not necessarily poetic . It can of course accommodate poetry but as we have seen , it is very often the vehicle for ...
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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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