Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: The Original Approach

Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: The Original Approach

by Patrick Tucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878300953

ISBN-13: 9780878300952

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn't a book that gently instructs. It's a passionate, yes-you-can designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. By explaining how Elizabethan actors had only their own lines and not entire playscripts, Patrick Tucker shows how much these plays work by ear. Secrets of Acting Shakespeare is a book for actors

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Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn't a book that gently instructs. It's a passionate, yes-you-can designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. By explaining how Elizabethan actors had only their own lines and not entire playscripts, Patrick Tucker shows how much these plays work by ear. Secrets of Acting Shakespeare is a book for actors trained and amateur, as well as for anyone curious about how the Elizabethan theater worked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878300952
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
1,222,663
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introductionix
The Question1
The Research3
Starting Off3
Rehearsals4
Preparations in Shakespeare's Time6
Parts Played in One Afternoon16
The Evidence17
The Tomb Scene from The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet17
Rosalind, Celia--and the Duke24
Viola, the Captaine--and the Saylors28
Original Elizabethan Language30
The Experiment37
Geiger37
Cue Script Productions37
The Performances43
Actors' Responses189
The Secrets197
Prose and Poetry197
Simple and Complex201
Modes of Address203
Iambic Pentameters207
Lineage211
Verbal Conceits212
Obedience to the Text218
The Folio223
The Folio Secrets229
Folio Capitalization232
Folio Lineage236
Folio Punctuation240
Folio Spelling250
Understanding Through Acting257
The Osc Checklist259
Epilogue269
Appendix 1Genealogical Table from Henry II to Edward III271
Appendix 2Genealogical Table from Edward III to James I273
Appendix 3Folio and Quarto versions of Romeo277
Bibliography279
Index281

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