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On playing Shakespeare : advice and commentary from actors and actresses of the past

Author: Leigh Woods
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Series: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to performing the works of Shakespeare, offering a selection of writings by actors who have essayed Shakespearean roles in the past. The book focuses on matters of interpretation, with  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woods, Leigh.
On playing Shakespeare.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991
(OCoLC)756448385
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Woods
ISBN: 0313278237 9780313278235
OCLC Number: 22732336
Description: xxii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Research --
Henry Irving on Macbeth --
Gesture --
Charles Fechter on Othello --
Interpreting the part --
Central image and leading roles --
Tommaso Salvini on Othello --
Supporting roles --
Edwin Booth on Iago --
Clusters of commentary --
Juliet / Helen Faicot, Helena Modjeska --Ophelia / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry --
Desdemona / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry, Madge Kendal --
Lady Macbeth / Fanny Kemple, Ellen Terry --
Portia in The Merchant of Venice / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry, "An Actress" --Beatrice / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry --
Rosalind / Helen Faucit, Lillie Langtry --
Imogen / Helen Faucit --
Louis Calvert on Helen Faucit's Imogen --
Imogen / Ellen Terry --
Hermione / Helen Faucit, Mary Anderson --Shylock / Henry Irving, Edwin Booth.
Series Title: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 37.
Responsibility: Leigh Woods.

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