Performing Shakespeare

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Nick Hern Books, 2007 - Performing Arts - 274 pages
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Drawing on a lifetime’s experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies offers practical advice to actors, directors, and drama students on a wide variety of scenes, characters, speeches, and individual lines from almost every one of the plays. An authoritative, hands-on guide through the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare.

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Contents

THE ELIZABETHAN ACTOR 3 The Roots of Elizabethan Theatre
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The Actors
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The Theatres
7
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Oliver Ford Davies was a university lecturer, and then a regional drama critic for the Guardian, before turning to acting. In a long career, he has played major roles for the RSC and the National Theatre. He is the author of Playing Lear.

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