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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Othello , lago , Desdemona and Cassio are central to the plot , and their
interaction is fundamentally what the play is about . But Shakespeare is more
ambiguous , or liberal , or careless ( depending on your point of view ) about the
Others believe that the modern actor ' s subjective , introspective construction of
character is alien to the Elizabethan dramatist ' s use of archetypes , humours ,
rhetoric and plot functionaries . As W . B . Worthen writes , ' Actorly reading is ...
These add immeasurably to the richness and breadth of the play , transforming a
bare , sometimes hackneyed plot into a ... This is of course true of any playwright
– Waiting for Godot and The Cherry Orchard have plots , however carefully ...
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