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Re: Speaking the Verse and *The Actor's Voice*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 218.  Monday, 5 April 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.bitnet>
        Date:   Monday, 5 Apr 1993 10:14 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0214  Speaking the Verse
 
(2)     From:   Luc Borot <
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        Date:   Monday, 05 Apr 93 20:19
        Subj:   Actor's Voice
 
 
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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.bitnet>
Date:           Monday, 5 Apr 1993 10:14 EDT
Subject: 4.0214  Speaking the Verse
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0214  Speaking the Verse
 
Re using F1 punctuation, spacing &c to discover the way the verse should
be spoken, what do you make of arguments by Paul Werstine and others that
the punctuation and spacing are largely, if not entirely, determined by
the compositor who set the type and have little or nothing to do with
Shakespeare's ms? Thanks for your help with this problem.
 
Bernice
 
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From:           Luc Borot <
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Date:           Monday, 05 Apr 93 20:19
Subject:        Actor's Voice
 
I don't know if some of the contributions I tried to send over
the weekend successfully got through, as our mainframe suffered from
a mail-sending breakdown... so I may be repeating myself here.
 
I would recommend our friend who has to audition on a monologue
to practice following the advice of the marvellous RSC voice-coach
Cicely Berry, who recently retired, I think, and who published several
books derived from her RSC experience of over 20 years, one of them
must be called *The Actor's Voice*.
 
I've had the unique priviledge to see her and her successor Andrew Wade
at work in workshops for actors and students, and it was marvellous.
 
I hope her books have crossed the Atlantic.
 

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