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"Speaking Shakespeare"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2234  Friday, 8 November 2002

From:           Nancy Charlton <
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Date:           Thursday, 07 Nov 2002 20:08:30 -0800
Subject:        "Speaking Shakespeare"

Seems to be Shakespeare Week at The Christian Science Monitor, with an
interview today about Patsy Rodenburg, voice coach extraordinaire and
author of _Speaking Shakespeare_ from Palgrave Macmillan. (Have I missed
some financial news and there's a new merger in the publishing world?)

Ms Rodenburger says that most actors fall into either "denial" or
"bluff" when they try to do Shakespeare, but either state betrays a lack
of comprehension and there's nothing for it but this: "To speak
Shakespeare is "not to shout it, not to emote it," she says. "Just
experience it."

Many star names are dropped in this article; Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes,
Ian McKellen, Olympia Dukakis, Nicole Kidman, Emily Watson (who Ms. R.
is apparently coaching for an appearance in "Twelfth Night").

The article links to Methuen Publishing and brief descriptions of all
Ms. Rodenburger's books.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1108/p20s02-almp.html

Nancy Charlton

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