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Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today: The Actor's Perspective

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521671221 / ISBN 13: 9780521671224
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Title: Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today: ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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A collection of essays by major Shakespearean actors on playing particular roles in Shakespeare's tragedies. Editor(s): Dobson, Michael. Num Pages: 154 pages, 10 b/w illus. BIC Classification: AN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 153 x 10. Weight in Grams: 256. . 2006. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521671224

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Synopsis: What does it mean to perform Shakespeare's Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies in the modern theatre? This 2006 book brings together the reflections of a number of major classical actors on how these works can most powerfully be realized for today's audiences. Concentrating on the 'great' tragedies - Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and King Lear - the actors offer unique insights into some of the most demanding and rewarding roles in world drama, by showing what it is like to play them on stage. Ten perceptive and articulate performers reflect on their experiences of ten major roles: the Ghost, Gertrude and Hamlet; Iago, Emilia and Othello; Lady Macbeth and Macbeth; Lear's Fool, and King Lear. Together, these essays provide a peculiarly intimate set of trade secrets about what techniques, ideas and memories actors may use when approaching tragic roles in Shakespeare's most challenging plays.

Book Description: What does it mean to perform Shakespeare's Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies in the modern theatre? This 2006 book brings together the reflections of a number of major classical actors, including Sir Antony Sher, Samuel West and Imogen Stubbs, on how these works can most powerfully be realized for today's audiences.

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