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Acting Shakespeare's Language

Andy Hinds offers a rich and detailed path towards a precise contact with the challenge of speaking and inhabiting Shakespeare's language. This book is an immensely useful resource for anyone teaching, speaking and acting Shakespeare." - Ralph Fiennes

"Even highly experienced and knowledgeable readers will encounter new ideas or practices throughout the entirety of the book... . a major practical tool for actors, directors, students, teachers and Shakespeare aficionados... this book could be considered a primary source of knowledge and practice in Shakespearean performance. Highly recommended." - Scottish Journal of Performance

In this inspirational new manual, Andy Hinds shares what he has learnt over thirty years of teaching the speaking and acting of Shakespeare's texts. In simple steps he brings the reader to a full understanding of how Shakespeare's language 'works', lucidly outlines a number of practical guidelines, and provides simple, test-proven exercises to put each guideline into practice.

Key points include: Acting Solo Speeches; Pronunciation; Imagery and imagistic language; Acting Shakespeare's Verse; Acting Shakespeare's Prose; Breathing

The essential guide for all actors, students, teachers or directors tackling Shakespeare's plays or speeches and wishing to release the full dramatic power of his words.

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