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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The outer walls were probably hexagonal , about 100 feet in diameter and 36 feet
high . The inner walls afforded a depth of 12 feet for three levels of tiered
benches topped by a thatched roof ( the cause of the 1613 fire ) . The stage jutted
Some actors were praised for their versatility - Burbage could easily have played
Hamlet and Malvolio on successive afternoons – but in those plays frequently
revived actors probably stuck with an agreed line of roles , and handed them on
In the 1590s Will Kemp was probably a bigger draw than Burbage , certainly than
Shakespeare . Kemp was essentially a clown , and the clown ' s relationship has
always been firstly with the audience , and only secondly with his character or ...
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