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Secrets of Acting Shakespeare

The Original Approach

By Patrick Tucker

Routledge – 2002 – 224 pages

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    978-0-87830-095-2
    November 16th 2001
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    978-0-87830-148-5
    November 16th 2001
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Description

Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn't a book that gently instructs. It's a passionate, yes-you-can designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. By explaining how Elizabethan actors had only their own lines and not entire playscripts, Patrick Tucker shows how much these plays work by ear. Secrets of Acting Shakespeare is a book for actors trained and amateur, as well as for anyone curious about how the Elizabethan theater worked.

Reviews

'Any theater person or academic interested in understanding Shakespeare should read Tucker's remarkable book… this volume is highly recommended at all levels.' - R. Sugarman, Ihoice

'The book is a quite original and didactic look at Shakespeare, especially intriguing to the serious Shakespearean who is looking for new ideas.' - Michael Lazan, Back Stage

'Tucker's Secrets of Acting Shakespeare is an important new book that offers much to a wide audience; a wealth of practical advice for students and makers of theatre and a great deal worth reconsidering for schlars of Shakespearean text and performance.' - Theatre Journal

Author Bio

Patrick Tucker is Director of London's Original Shakespeare Company. He is on the board of the Globe Theatre, London.

Name: Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: The Original Approach (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Patrick Tucker. Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn't a book that gently instructs. It's a passionate, yes-you-can designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. By explaining how Elizabethan actors had only their own lines and not entire...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies