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Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company. / Vol. 2

Author: John BartonJohn CarlawAndrew SnellPatrick StewartDavid SuchetAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media : Athena, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.

Exploring a character: Patrick Stewart and David Sucher demonstrate their individual approaches to one of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters--Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.

Set speeches and soliloquies: Understanding the underlying poetic structure of long speeches and soliloquies helps the actor engage the audience in the character's thought processes.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton; John Carlaw; Andrew Snell; Patrick Stewart; David Suchet; Tony Church; Sinéad Cusack; Judi Dench; Susan Fleetwood; Lisa Harrow; Alan Howard; Jane Lapotaire; Barbara Leigh-Hunt; Richard Pasco; Michael Pennington; Donald Sinden; Guy Woolfenden; Athena Media.; Acorn Media (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.; London Weekend Television (Firm)
ISBN: 9781598282214 1598282212
OCLC Number: 422752714
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced by London Weekend Television in 1982.
"Programs © 1984 ITV Productions Limited."--Container.
Credits: Music, Guy Woolfenden.
Performer(s): Participants: Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Tony Church, Sinead Cusack, Judi Dench, Susan Fleetwood, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Donald Sinden.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Exploring character --
Set speeches and soliloquies.
Other Titles: Exploring a character.
Set speeches and soliloquies.
Playing Shakespeare
Responsibility: written and presented by John Barton ; director, John Carlaw ; producer, Andrew Snell.

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These intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.

Exploring a character: Patrick Stewart and David Sucher demonstrate their individual approaches to one of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters--Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.

Set speeches and soliloquies: Understanding the underlying poetic structure of long speeches and soliloquies helps the actor engage the audience in the character's thought processes.

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