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|Named Person:||William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Notes:||Originally published: London : Methuen Drama, 1984.|
|Description:||xvii, 265 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||The two traditions: Elizabethan and modern acting --
Using the verse: heightened and naturalistic verse --
Language and character: making the words one's own --
Using the prose: why does Shakespeare use prose? --
Set speeches and soliloquies: taking the audience with you --
Using the sonnets: going over some old ground --
Irony and ambiguity: text that isn't what it seems --
Passion and coolness: a question of balance --
Rehearsing the text: Orsino and Viola --
Exploring a character: playing Shylock --
Contemporary Shakespeare: a discussion --
Poetry and hidden poetry: three kinds of failure.
|Responsibility:||John Barton ; foreword by Trevor Nunn.|
The associate director of the Royal Sakespeare Company explains how to interpret Shakespeare.
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