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Shakespearean Verse Speaking: Text and Theatre Practice

Rokison, Abigail

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1107404037 / ISBN 13: 9781107404038
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Title: Shakespearean Verse Speaking: Text and ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. Uses evidence from theatrical hand-books, performance practice and drama training to examine academic and theatrical approaches to the Shakespearean text. Num Pages: 250 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: AN; DSGS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 154 x 13. Weight in Grams: 366. Text and Theatre Practice. 250 pages. Uses evidence from theatrical hand-books, performance practice and drama training to examine academic and theatrical approaches to the Shakespearean text. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: AN; DSGS. Dimension: 228 x 154 x 13. Weight: 344. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107404038

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Synopsis: This book, first published in 2009, uses evidence from theatrical hand-books, performance practice and drama training to provide a synthesis of academic and theatrical approaches to the Shakespearean text. Abigail Rokison's work combines scholarship with practical exploration in the rehearsal room. In looking at theatrical interaction with early printed and modern edited texts, Rokison investigates the potential impact of editorial principles of lineation and punctuation on theatrical delivery. The book alerts editors to ways in which actors may interpret editorial emendations, and theatre practitioners to diverse authorial, editorial and compositional methods. It contains suggestions for a 'theatrical text' which makes clear the metrical structure of a scene whilst also indicating areas of ambiguous lineation. Providing a fresh perspective on Renaissance actors' parts, the book includes detailed analysis of the structural properties of the verse, in particular short lines, shared lines, end-stopping and enjambment in a range of Shakespearean texts.

Product Description: This book uses evidence from theatrical hand-books, performance practice and drama training to provide a synthesis of academic and theatrical approaches to the Shakespearean text. Abigail Rokison's work combines scholarship with practical exploration in the rehearsal room. In looking at theatrical interaction with early printed and modern edited texts, Rokison investigates the potential impact of editorial principles of lineation and punctuation on theatrical delivery. The book alerts editors to ways in which actors may interpret editorial emendations, and theatre practitioners to diverse authorial, editorial and compositional methods. It contains suggestions for a 'theatrical text' which makes clear the metrical structure of a scene whilst also indicating areas of ambiguous lineation. Providing a fresh perspective on Renaissance actors' parts, the book includes detailed analysis of the structural properties of the verse, in particular short lines, shared lines, end-stopping and enjambment in a range of Shakespearean texts.

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