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Description - Clues to Acting Shakespeare by Wesley van Tassel

Through a series of inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises, an acclaimed director and drama coach shows both novice and experienced actors how to conquer the challenges of acting Shakespeare. Lessons cover all the skills needed for effective voice delivery: correct breathing, scansion, phrasing, and rhythm. For text analysis and character interpretation, both classical British training and American methods are explored. In addition to ongoing, long-term practice exercises, the book offers a one-day brush-up section to address immediate concerns of working actors cast to play Shakespearean roles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581154641
ISBN-10: 158115464X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wesley van Tassel

Wesley Van Tassel earned a PhD in dramatic literature and has coached "acting Shakespeare" to several hundred professional and student actors, staged twenty-four productions, produced fifty-five others, and directed more than one hundred summer or university productions.