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Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company. / Vol. 3

Author: John BartonJohn CarlawAndrew SnellTony ChurchMike GwilymAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media : Athena, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
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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.

Irony and ambiguity: How do actors identify ironic dialogue? How do they use it to reveal character? And how do they communicate it to the audience?

Passion and coolness: In many instances, Shakespeare expressed overflowing emotion and profound thought in the very same speech. How do actors balance the heart and the intellect?  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Educational television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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; Tony Church; Mike Gwilym; Alan Howard; Ben Kingsley; Jane Lapotaire; Richard Pasco; Michael Pennington; Norman Rodway; David Suchet; Susan Fleetwood; Sheila Hancock; Lisa Harrow; Barbara Leigh-Hunt; Donald Sinden; Patrick Stewart; Guy Woolfenden; Athena Media.; Acorn Media (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.; London Weekend Television (Firm)
ISBN: 9781598282214 1598282212
OCLC Number: 422759470
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes: Originally produced by London Weekend Television in 1982.
"Programs © 1984 ITV Productions Limited."--Container.
Credits: Music, Guy Woolfenden.
Performer(s): Introduction, John Barton.
Irony and ambiguity: Tony Church, Mike Gwilym, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Norman Rodway, David Suchet.
Passion and coolness: Tony Church, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Ben Kingsley, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Michael Pennington, Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Irony and ambiguity (51 min.) --
Passion and coolness (52 min.).
Other Titles: Irony and ambiguity.
Passion and coolness.
Playing Shakespeare
Responsibility: written and presented by John Barton ; director, John Carlaw ; producer, Andrew Snell.

Abstract:

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.

Irony and ambiguity: How do actors identify ironic dialogue? How do they use it to reveal character? And how do they communicate it to the audience?

Passion and coolness: In many instances, Shakespeare expressed overflowing emotion and profound thought in the very same speech. How do actors balance the heart and the intellect?

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