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

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Theatre Communications Group, 1993 M01 1 - 224 pages
A passionate exploration of the process of comprehending and speaking the words of William Shakespeare. Detailing exercises and analyzing characters' speech and rhythms, Linklater provides the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words one's own.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Introduction
3
Language
9
1 Vowels and Consonants
11
2 Words and Images
30
3 Words Into Phrases
45
4 Organically Cosmically and Etymologically Speaking
57
5 Figures of Speech
79
6 The Iambic Pentameter
121
7 Rhyme
141
8 Lineendings
153
9 Verse and Prose Alternation
173
THE CONTEXTURE
183
10 Todays Actor in Shakespeares World
187
11 Shakespeares Voice in Todays World
193
12 Which Voice? The Texts
204

Stage Directions Double Meanings Bawdry Thees Thous and Yous
99
Verse and Prose
119
13 Whose Voice? The Man
209
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