Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 934. Tuesday, 14 December 1993.
Date: Monday, 13 Dec 1993 12:53:11 -0100
Subject: 4.0920 Q: Verse Speaking
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0920 Q: Verse Speaking
A good book for teaching actors to speak Shakespeare's verse or prose is
Kristin Linklater's "Freeing Shakespeare's Voice". I will admit, much of
it is based on her voice work which is somewhat difficult to lift off the
page without a voice teacher. I do think, though, that a teacher/director
who is not familiar with her techniques could still find a lot of use in
the exercises described in the book. The sections on the structure of the
verse and the explanations of the many uses of different types of word play
are also very helpful for actors.