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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A key figure was the book - keeper ( prompter ) , who seems to have cast the
small parts , made revisions to the text ( suggested by actors , authors , or even
the Master of the Revels who licensed each play ) , and may have given further ...
Some female actors in ' breeches ' parts have limited themselves by lowering
their voice to a ' manly ' tenor , just as Gielgud and Jacobi worried that as natural
tenors they were odd casting for Macbeth ( warriors are supposedly baritones ) .
They picked the plays , cast them , handled the finances , and played many of the
leading parts . Laurence Olivier ... Actors are vitally concerned with choice of play
and casting but , unless they are major stars , have no say in either . We are ...
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