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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In other words , ' suit the action to the word , the word to the action ' . We will
never be certain how Elizabethan actors pronounced Shakespeare ' s text , but
certain deductions have been made from spellings in folio and quartos , rhymes ,
Finding a through - line of action , and a psychological consistency for a
character . ... characters ' psychology : the motives and intentions out of which
they act , and how their motives and intentions change as the fruits of their
actions ripen .
Suit the action to the word , the word to the action . ' The end purpose of playing is
“ to hold as ' twere the mirror up to nature ' . Clowns should ' speak no more than
is set down for them ' . This is all good advice , but it ' s clearly not a complete ...
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