Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

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Theatre Communications Grou, 1992 - 214 pages
Preeminent voice teacher, actor and director Kristin Linklater goes beyond the techniques in her classic text, Freeing the natural voice, to a passionate exploration of the words of William Shakespeare. Using copious examples from the canon, including chapters on Shakespeare's relevance in today's world, Linklater gives us the tools to increase understanding and to make Shakespeare's words our own.

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Contents

Prologue
1
LANGUAGE
12
Vowels and Consonants
57
Figures of Speech
99
lambic Pentameter
121
Rhyme
141
LineEndings
153
Verse and Prose Alternation
173
Todays Actor in Shakespeares World
187
Shakespeares Voice in Todays World
193
Which Voice? The Texts
204
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