Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0615. Friday, 16 August 1996.
Date: Wednesday, 14 Aug 1996 22:22:15 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 7.0606 Re: Folio as Acting Script
Comment: Re: SHK 7.0606 Re: Folio as Acting Script
Patrick Tucker does seem the most ardent proponent of F1 as acting script. Neil
Freeman in B.C. has also written a text on the subject, and brought his work to
companies, academic institutions and conferences. Look for a forthcoming text
from Patrick Tucker, published by Routledge. Patrick's contempt for academics
only runs so deep (he holds a graduate degree from an American university), but
he does get a good deal of mileage out of it, particularly with students.
Patrick's work is very compelling, and his methods are particularly powerful in
opening up student actors to the possibilities of the text. His techniques
give young actors both license and form within which they may explore. I am
particularly interested in hearing from editors and others the scholarly
arguments against this set of techniques, as well as the results of John
Senczuk's experiments. I have heard a verse instructor refer to the "Cambridge
School," as a supposed earlier variant on the present subject. Can anyone
provide more detailed reference?
Dramatic Art, UC Berkeley