Clues to Acting Shakespeare By Wesley Van Tassel
"A workhorse of a workbook!"—Library Journal. American actors, fear Shakespeare no more! Through a series of inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises, an acclaimed director and drama coach shows both students and experienced actors how to break down the verse, support the words, understand the images, and use the text to create vibrant, living performances. This popular guide—more than TK,000 copies sold—has been revised and expanded to include the unique challenges facing teachers and their students in performing Shakespeare’s works, as well as time-tested tools for overcoming these obstacles. Effective delivery, correct breathing, scansion, phrasing, structure and rhythm, caesura, and more are covered. For text analysis and character interpretation, both classical British training and American methods are explored. In addition to ongoing, long-term practice exercises, Clues to Acting Shakespeare offers a one-day brush-up section to prep actors cast to play Shakespearean roles immediately. • Long term practice exercises and quick one-day brush-ups for auditions

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TitleClues to Acting Shakespeare
AuthorBy Wesley Van Tassel
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintAllworth Press
Published1 October 2006
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Wesley Van Tassel, an acting teacher and stage director, has coached Acting Shakespeare to hundreds of actors as a professor, through workshops, and as a private coach. He has directed nearly 200 productions and has served as artistic director of several theaters. He lives near Seattle, Washington.

ISBNs: 9781581154641 978-1-58115-464-1 Title: clues to acting shakespeare category:PER ISBNs: 9781581158212 978-1-58115-821-2 Title: clues to acting shakespeare category:PER 
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