SummaryJohn 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.
ContentsEpisode 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 ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Dramatic production.
Shakespearean actors and actresses -- Performances.
Instructional television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Silver Spring, MD :Athena :2009
Distributed by Acorn Media,
|Other Titles|| Playing Shakespeare (Television program)
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Dench, Judi, 1934-
Fleetwood, Susan, 1944-1995.
Hancock, Sheila, 1933-
Howard, Alan, 1937-2015.
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Pennington, Michael, 1943-
Rees, Roger, 1944-2015
Rodway, Norman, 1929-2001.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Williams, Michael, 1935-2001.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
Acorn Media (Firm)
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.
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
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.
DVD; full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital.
4 videodiscs (456 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (16 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)