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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Heywood , who wrote or contributed to some 220 plays , says in his Apology for
Actors ( 1612 ) that ' actors should either know how to speak as scholars , or
possess a natural volubility ' which enables them to speak well even when they
don ' t ...
Many of the comic characters , like Touchstone and Toby Belch , speak entirely in
prose , though always sharply characterised and laced with verbal wit . Often
there is the same structured rhetoric we saw in Falstaff , whether in Dogberry ' s ...
As the philosopher Jerry Fodor writes : ' Language is not simply for
communication , it ' s also for the externalisation of thought – to speak out loud
what we ' re thinking . Thoughts inevitably seem different when put into words .
They often need ...
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