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Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1274  Thursday, 15 July 1999.

[1]     From:   Geoffrey Forward <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:37:13 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1261 Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Evelyn B. Tribble <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 13:01:44 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1261 Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare

[3]     From:   Dana Shilling <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 15:03:43 -0400
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From:           Geoffrey Forward <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:37:13 -0700
Subject: 10.1261 Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1261 Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare

I'm new to the list, so hello, everyone.

Re: Books on acting Shakespeare: You might be interested in looking at
my new book, "The Complete Shakespeare Comedy and Dramatic Monologues
for Women." The introductory chapter deals with analysis, from an
actor/director point of view, and performance.

It is available right now only from my web site, shakespeare-usa.com,
but I believe I will soon be in Samuel French, my other books are there.
I should have a national distributor in the not too distant future.

I'm very pleased, I received a terrific review from Independent Press
mag.

Geoff

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From:           Evelyn B. Tribble <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 13:01:44 -0400
Subject: 10.1261 Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1261 Re: Books on Acting Shakespeare

I would strongly recommend Kurt Daw's book: *Acting Shakespeare and His
Contemporaries* (Heinemann, 1998).  I've had great luck adapting many of
Kurt's suggestions for classroom use.

Best,
Lyn Tribble
Temple Univesity

[Editor's Note: Not only is Kurt Daw a member of SHAKSPER he also serves
on the SHAKSPER Advisory Board. -HMC]

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From:           Dana Shilling <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 15:03:43 -0400
Subject:        More Histriobooks

My favorites are the three volumes in the "Players of Shakespeare"
series (Cambridge University Press)...actors talking about how they
approached roles, from the important to the minor. Carole Rutter's
"Clamorous Voices" (there are at least two editions) for women's process
(and finding a voice when there isn't any!)

For critics talking about what worked and what didn't in various
productions, Samuel Crowl, "Shakespeare Observed" (Ohio U Press 1992)
and especially Peter Holland, "English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the
English Stage in the 1990s," (Cambridge U Press 1997).

There are two very similar pamphlet seriesm covering both acting
challenges and textual interpretation for various plays: Shakespeare in
Performance (Manchester U Press) and Text & Performance (Macmillan).

Slightly off point: Michael Blakemore's "Next Season" is a wonderful
look at an actor's odyssey in creating a part in a non-Shakespearean but
fairly contemporary play (The Duchess of Malfi). It's in print from
Applause Books.

I wanted to send a message during last week's heat wave so I could sign
it "O, she's warm!"

Dana (Shilling)
 

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