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A Lifetime with Shakespeare: Notes from an American Director of All 38 Plays
     

A Lifetime with Shakespeare: Notes from an American Director of All 38 Plays

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by Paul Barry
 

Written by the only American to direct and fight-choreograph all of Shakespeare’s plays, this text represents an expert and practical guide to the Bard’s oeuvre. From the Henry VI plays through The Tempest, each play is explored in its full theatrical complexity, with particular attention paid to directorial and acting challenges,

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Written by the only American to direct and fight-choreograph all of Shakespeare’s plays, this text represents an expert and practical guide to the Bard’s oeuvre. From the Henry VI plays through The Tempest, each play is explored in its full theatrical complexity, with particular attention paid to directorial and acting challenges, character quirks and development, and the particularities of Shakespearean language. Directing successes are recounted, but the failures are not shied away from, making this work indispensable for anyone interested in producing plays by Shakespeare.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786449538
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2010
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Barry has spent 60 years as a professional actor and musician on stage and in films, and has directed more than 300 plays and musicals. He lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

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