Playing Shakespeare

Format: DVD 2009
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John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.
Episode 1. The two traditions
Episode 2. Using the verse
Episode 3. Language and character
Episode 4. Exploring a character
Episode 5. Set speeches and soliloquies
Episode 6. Irony and ambiguity
Episode 7. Passion and coolness
Episode 8. Rehearsing the text
Episode 9. Poetry and hidden poetry.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With the help of Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellen and other actors, associate director of London's Royal Shakespeare Company John Barton presents Playing Shakespeare: An Actor's Guide. With over 50 of the Bard's plays and numerous U.K. and U.S. theater workshops under his directorial belt, the eminently qualified Barton provides a record of nine Royal Shakespeare Company workshops conducted on television in 1984 with the actors listed above. "Acting is built upon specifics," he writes, and proceeds to give specific advice to modern actors on performing these old but not antiquated texts. This thoughtful guide will be embraced by actors and directors alike. ( Aug. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Shakespearean actors and actresses -- Performances.
Instructional television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Literary readings.
Televised performances.
Television mini-series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Silver Spring, MD :Athena :2009
Distributed by Acorn Media,
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Playing Shakespeare (Television program)
Contributors Barton, John, 1928-
Carlaw, John.
Snell, Andrew.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Church, Tony.
Cusack, SineĢad.
Dench, Judi, 1934-
Fleetwood, Susan, 1944-1995.
Gwilym, Mike.
Hancock, Sheila, 1933-
Harrow, Lisa.
Howard, Alan, 1937-2015.
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Lapotaire, Jane.
Leigh-Hunt, Barbara.
McKellen, Ian.
Pasco, Richard.
Pennington, Michael, 1943-
Rees, Roger, 1944-2015
Rodway, Norman, 1929-2001.
Sinden, Donald.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Suchet, David.
Williams, Michael, 1935-2001.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
ITV Productions.
Athena (Firm)
Acorn Media (Firm)
Participants/Performers Royal Shakespeare Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Church, Sinead Cusack, Judi Dench, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian McKellen, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Roger Rees, Norman Rodway, Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Michael Williams.
Language English
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally produced in 1982 as 9 episodes of the television mini-series: Playing Shakespeare.
Special features include: viewer's guide; actor biographies and stage credits; Web extras.
System Details DVD; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 4 videodiscs (456 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (16 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)
ISBN 9781598282214
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