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Shakespeare's advice to the players

By: Hall, Sir Peter (Celebrity)

Part of the The Actor's Toolkit series
1783190094 / 9781783190096
Paperback
24/04/2014
Stock expected by 21/04/2021
United Kingdom
22 cm xi, 188 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2003.

The best-selling guide to acting Shakespeare in a new smaller and lighter handbook size. Shakespeare tells the actor when to go fast and when to go slow; when to pause, when to come in on cue and when to accent a word.

His text is full of such clues. He tells the actor when but never tells him why or how.

That is up to the actor. Much like bringing a musical score to life, Peter Hall guides us to 'speak the speech'. An essential text for classical training at drama school and an invaluable reference book for actors and directors working on Shakespeare productions.

Peter Hall makes watching or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors.

BIC:

2AB English, DSGS Shakespeare studies & criticism

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