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Re: How to act as Romeo
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1129  Thursday, 12 November 1998.

From:           Daly Lyles <
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Date:           Thursday, 12 Nov 1998 07:08:53 EST
Subject: 9.1116  How to act as Romeo
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1116  How to act as Romeo

We almost never update the language, and just the other night I was told
by an audience member how much she was looking forward to Shrew in the
spring, because our Shakespeares are always perfectly clear.

One strategy I offer my actors with difficult passages is to strip away
everything from a line except the subject and verb.  Establish the
sentence, and then start loading the rest of the pieces back in.  Learn
to juggle all the bits around the basic syntax.

Dale Lyles
Newnan Community Theatre Company

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