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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We know that ' wringing of the hands ' was an accepted expression of grief . Did
men ... John Bulwer writes in his Natural Language of the Hand ( 1644 ) that ' the
art was first formed by rhetoricians . . . but most strangely enlarged by actors , the
Macbeth ' s own imagination is so great that it constantly stretches to take in the
whole planet : What hands are here ! Ha , they pluck out mine eyes . Will all great
Neptune ' s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand ? No , this my hand will ...
establish a resting position in which all the joints – shoulders , elbows , hands ,
hips , knees , ankles and feet – are ... to be exaggerated : surprisingly subtle
movements can register , as when Coriolanus holds Volumnia ' by the hand ,
silent ' .
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