Clues to Acting Shakespeare

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Allworth Press, Sep 7, 2010 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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American actors and students don’t have to fear Shakespeare anymore!
Through a series of inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises, an acclaimed director and drama coach shows both novice and experienced actors how to break down the verse, support the words, understand the images, and use the text to create vibrant, living performances. This popular guide has now been revised and expanded to include the unique challenges facing teachers and their students in performing Shakespeare’s works, as well as time-tested tools for overcoming these obstacles.

Chapters cover all the skills needed for effective delivery: correct breathing, scansion, phrasing, structure and rhythm, caesaura, and more. For text analysis and character interpretation, both classical British training and American methods are explored. In addition to ongoing, long-term practice exercises, the book offers a one-day brush-up section to address immediate concerns of working actors cast to play Shakespearean roles.

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If Brine and York's book, with its elegant pedigree, is a race horse, Van Tassel's beautifully conceived and executed text is a Clydesdale, a workhorse of a workbook that is purposefully divided to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Wesley Van Tassel, an acting teacher and stage director, has coached Acting Shakespeare to hundreds of actors as a professor, through workshops, and as a private coach. He has directed nearly 200 productions and has served as artistic director of several theaters. He lives near Seattle, Washington.

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