The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1116 Tuesday, 30 May 2000.
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Subject: Shakespeare Guild Announcement: Michael York
Actor Michael York discusses *A Shakespearean Actor Prepares*
Saturday, June 3 at 2PM
On Saturday, June 3 at 2PM Borders and The Shakespeare Guild present
renowned actor Michael York when he discusses his theatrical career and
signs his new book *A Shakespearean Actor Prepares* (Smith & Kraus) at
Borders Books & Music at 18th and L Streets, NW.
For over three decades, Michael York has been a leading theatre, film,
and television actor. In his new book, *Shakespearean Actor Prepares*,
co-written with director/teacher Adrian Brine. York draws on that wealth
of dramatic experience to instruct actors in how to meet the rigid
demands of Shakespeare's consistently challenging roles. York and Brine
offer detailed historical perspective and psychological analysis on the
make up of these often complex characters, discuss directorial and
technical strategies for effectively presenting such rich personas, and
show actors how to best gain and momentum from the Shakespeare's actual
texts. Sir Derek Jacobi calls *A Shakespearean Actor Prepares*
"constructive, balanced, and well-researched."
Michael York first appeared in a Shakespeare play as a schoolboy, then
with Britain's National Youth Theatre and at Oxford University. York has
interpreted the Bard on both stage and screen, most notably in the
Franco Zeffirelli-directed feature films The Taming of the Shrew and
Romeo and Juliet His many additional film credits include Cabaret, The
Three Musketeers, Murder on the Orient Express, Logan's Run. The Island
of Dr. Moreau, The Lady and the Highwayman, Wide Sargasso Sea, and Duel
of Hearts. York lectures around the world on Shakespeare and stagecraft,
and is currently a member of the Western Region Board of Shakespeare's
Globe Theatre in London. He lives Los Angeles, where he is Chairman of
the California Youth Theatre.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information call
202-466-4999. Borders Books & Music is located at the corner of l8th and
L Streets, NW between the Farragut West (Orange Line) and Farragut North
(Red Line) Metrorail stations.