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
Words and Images
30
Words into Phrases
45
Figures of Speech
79
Stage Directions Double Meanings
99
lambic Pentameter
121
Rhyme
141
Verse and Prose Alternation
173
Todays Actor in Shakespeares World
187
Which Voice? The Texts
204
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