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Author Davies, Oliver Ford.

Title Performing Shakespeare / Oliver Ford Davies ; foreword by Stanley Wells.

Published London : Nick Hern, 2007.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  792.95 SHAK/ DAVI {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Subtitle from cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Elizabethan Actor -- Roots of Elizabethan Theatre 3 -- Actors 5 -- Theatres 7 -- Repertoire, Casting and Touring 10 -- Rehearsal 11 -- Voice, Gesture and Accent 14 -- Character and Personation 18 -- Boy Players 20 -- Performance 22 -- 2 Shakespeare's Language -- Verse 28 -- Iambic Pentameter 30 -- Structure of the Verse 34 -- Rhyme 38 -- Monosyllables and Stichomythia 39 -- Prose 41 -- Prose into Verse 43 -- Words 44 -- Metaphor and Simile 46 -- Assonance, Onomatopoeia and Alliteration 47 -- Wordplay and Puns 48 -- Doubles and Repetitions 50 -- Irony, Paradox, Ambiguity and Antithesis 51 -- Quarto and Folio, Punctuation and Spelling 54 -- 3 Preparation -- Text 59 -- Reading the Play 60 -- Lists and Structure 62 -- Backstory and Omissions 64 -- Function in the Play 66 -- Research 67 -- Preconceptions and Labels 68 -- Physical Image 70 -- Family Relationships 71 -- Class and Money 73 -- Character 74 -- Director 76 -- Period and Design 79 -- Memorising 81 -- Voice and Sonnets 83 -- 4 Rehearsal -- Language 88 -- Directions in the Text 94 -- Voice and Movement 96 -- Shape 98 -- Soliloquy 102 -- Journey 106 -- Stanislavsky, Objectives and Subtext 107 -- Hamlet's Advice to the Players 110 -- Naturalism 113 -- Ambiguity, Irony and Inconsistency 115 -- Politics and Power 118 -- Sex 121 -- Women 123 -- Comical-Tragical 127 -- Clowns and Fools 129 -- Supporting Parts 132 -- Acting on Film 136 -- Character 139 -- Imagination, Energy, Interplay and Enjoyment 144 -- Director 149 -- 5 Performance -- Telling the Story 155 -- Audience 158 -- Imagination, Energy and Interplay 162 -- Anticipation and Hindsight 165 -- Pace, Pauses, Silence and Stillness 166 -- Controlled Dream 170 -- Bringing It All Together 172 -- 1 Two Case Studies -- 2 Interviews with Actors.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Acting and Production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Acting -- Technique.
Actors -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781854597816
1854597817