Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 215. Saturday, 14 Sep 1991.
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1991 21:51:00 -0400
From: Peter Scott <
Subject: CHOICE book reviews online at CARL
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1 Cahn Victor L 1991
Shakespeare the playwright
2 Goodman Jennifer R 1991
British drama before 1660
3 Woods Leigh 1991
On playing Shakespeare
4 Bertolini John A 1991
The playwrighting self of Bernard Shaw
5 Finkelpearl Philip J 1990
Court and country politics in the plays of Beaum
6 Kirsch Arthur 1990
The passions of Shakespeare's tragic heroes
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King Richard III
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----------------------------------------------------Choice Book Reviews--------
AUTHOR(s): Woods, Leigh
TITLE(s): On playing Shakespeare
Pub. date: 1991
Pub. name: Greenwood
Reviewed in: Choice, vol. 29 no.1
Series: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, 37
Review: In this antihistorical age it is refreshing to come across
a work thatmakes a serious attempt to appreciate the past.
Woods seeks to demonstrate that great actors from the last
century can offer advice on performing Shakespeare that is
relevant and valuable to today's theater practitioner and
spectator. The 19th century was rich in great interpreters
of Shakespeare's works, and some of that vast resource is
here made readily available to the modern reader.
Selecting from a variety of sources, many of them
out-of-print books and rare periodicals, Woods has compiled
a stimulating compendium of actors' remarks and
observations. Organized around such topics as
qualifications for the stage, actor training, and the ways
actors prepared, rehearsed, interpreted, and performed
their parts, these selections provide not only excellent
insights into how individuals worked, but also invaluable
suggestions about how to approach particular plays and
roles. Standout contributions include those by Helen
Faucit and Ellen Terry on playing Desdemona, Henry Irving
and Louis Calvert on Shylock, Edwin Booth on Iago, and
Tommaso Salvini on Othello. Using short commentaries,
which furnish context and background for the various
selections, Woods seeks to serve readers ranging from those
with little or no experience of acting to those well versed
in performing Shakespeare's plays. All levels.
Reviewer: Tate, William M.
Reviewer affil: Portland State University
Subjects: Shakespeare, William
Includes: bibliography afp
Choice review # 29-0231
LC Card Number: 90-22817