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Playing Shakespeare : an actor's guide

Author: John Barton
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, [2010]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton
ISBN: 9780307773913 0307773914
OCLC Number: 773591017
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents: The two traditions: Elizabethan and modern acting --
Using the verse: heightened and naturalistic verse --
Language and character: making the words one's own --
Using the prose: why does Shakespeare use prose? --
Set speeches and soliloquies: taking the audience with you --
Using the sonnets: going over some old ground --
Irony and ambiguity: text that isn't what it seems --
Passion and coolness: a question of balance --
Rehearsing the text: Orsino and Viola --
Exploring a character: playing Shylock --
Contemporary Shakespeare: a discussion --
Poetry and hidden poetry: three kinds of failure.
Responsibility: John Barton ; foreword by Trevor Nunn.

Abstract:

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.

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