Acting Shakespeare's Language

Acting Shakespeare's Language

by Andy Hinds

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Overview

"Andy Hinds offers a rich and detailed path towards a precise contact with the challenge of speaking and inhabiting Shakespeare's language. This book is an immensely useful resource for anyone teaching, speaking and acting Shakespeare." - Ralph Fiennes

"Even highly experienced and knowledgeable readers will encounter new ideas or practices throughout the entirety of the book.... a major practical tool for actors, directors, students, teachers and Shakespeare aficionados... this book could be considered a primary source of knowledge and practice in Shakespearean performance. Highly recommended." - Scottish Journal of Performance

In this inspirational new manual, Andy Hinds shares what he has learnt over thirty years of teaching the speaking and acting of Shakespeare’s texts. In simple steps he brings the reader to a full understanding of how Shakespeare’s language ‘works’, lucidly outlines a number of practical guidelines, and provides simple, test-proven exercises to put each guideline into practice.

Key points include: Acting Solo Speeches; Pronunciation; Imagery and imagistic language; Acting Shakespeare’s Verse; Acting Shakespeare’s Prose; Breathing

The essential guide for all actors, students, teachers or directors tackling Shakespeare’s plays or speeches and wishing to release the full dramatic power of his words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783190089
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Derry born Andy Hinds has, for many years, been a theatre director, playwright and acting teacher. He is currently Artistic Director of Classic Stage Ireland. Andy has an ongoing association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where for many years he taught, ‘Acting Shakespeare’ and directed their classic productions. Also for RADA he created and taught their 3-month ‘International Acting Shakespeare Course’ for professional actors, directors and academics. He recently conducted a series of Masterclasses in ‘Acting Shakespeare’ at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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