{Download eBook} Shakespeare's Advice to the PlayersAuthor Peter Hall – Bilb-weil.de

Sir Peter Hall, who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company RSC in Stratford upon Avon in 1960, has written a superb explanation of how to approach Shakespeare s plays While the text is directed at those would would be players in Shakespearean plays Hall first analyzed the various techniques verse, scansion, the line, caesuras, monosyllables, rhetorical devices, and so on Shakespeare used in writing his plays This part of the discussion is well illustrated with selected lines from various plays Part Two of the book analyzes twenty key speeches from Shakespeare s plays Part Three is a fascinating personal retrospective by Sir Peter Hall, reminiscences on his career This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys Shakespeare. A very worthwhile study of Shakespeare, Hall becomes a bit repetitive, constantly harping on the meter Essential Of course But I found both Cicely Berry and Patsy Rodenburg to be far illuminating on The Bard. Shakespeare s advice to the players is in my opinion one of the most informative and well written books for mastering the art of acting Shakespeare A must have for any actor wishing to learn the secret to performing classical Shakespearean text. Invaluable when performing Shakespeare I bought the book for a niece who just graduated from college, whose major was drama, and who spent the past year in England and Ireland doing Shakespeare She was delighted with the gift I wouldn t have minded reading it myself. Shakespeares Text Is Packed With Clues That Help The Reader To Hear And The Performer To Act Any Speech He Also Tells The Actor When To Go Fast And When To Go Slow And When To Accent A Particular WordThis Book Sets Out To Make Going To Shakespeare Performances Or Acting In Them A Richer Experience, And It Should Have A Wide Appeal To Both Actors And AudiencesIt Also Celebrates Sir Peter Halls Fifty Years As A Director Of Shakespeare From His Early Days At Cambridge, Through Founding The Royal Shakespeare Company At Stratford On Avon In The Early S, And Later To His Fifteen Years As The Director Of The Royal National Theatre Of Great Britain Throughout These Years, Peter Hall Worked With The Greatest Shakespearean Actors Of Our Generation Including Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Charles Laughton And In Later Years Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Ian Holm, David Warner, And Many Others Through This Great Line Flows A Tradition Of Speaking And Understanding Shakespeare That Remains As Relevant And Important Today And It Is Halls Experience Of Working And Learning With These And Many Other Actors Over The Years That Underpins The Core Of This BookSir Peter Hall Is One Of The Major Figures In Theatre Today To Date He Has Directed Over Two Hundred Productions, Including The World Premiere In English Of Samuel Becketts Waiting For Godot, And The Premieres Of Most Of Harold Pinters Plays His Diary And Autobiography Are Published By Oberon Books