Nick Hern Books, 2007 - 274 Seiten
Drawing on a lifetime’s experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies offers practical advice to actors, directors, and drama students on a wide variety of scenes, characters, speeches, and individual lines from almost every one of the plays. An authoritative, hands-on guide through the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare.
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Without such direction Lear ' s reconciliation with Cordelia could be slow and
sentimental : LEAR Would I were assured Of my condition . CORDELIA O look
upon me , sir , And hold your hands in benediction o ' er me . You must not kneel .
Othello , who has difficulty understanding his feelings , has only two soliloquies ;
Lear , who disastrously lacks self - knowledge , has none ( while Edgar and
Edmund have several ) . King Lear and Macbeth , written close together , are like
Macbeth is short on laughs , despite the Porter ' s efforts , but Lear has several .
Lear himself has a confrontation with Kent that is pure pantomime repartee :
LEAR What ' s he that hath so much thy place mistook To set thee here ? KENT It
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