Now in its second edition, this popular guide for high school and college is like three books in one. Part One includes a complete study of ten basic skills required to play Shakespeare’s language truthfully. Critical principles such as scansion, phrasing, caesura, breathing, antithesis, structure and rhythm are covered in detail. Part Two is a completely new section to this edition — a diary of a workshop in which the author teaches the skills covered in Part One. This extensive section for teachers gives the “how to” behind Part One, featuring the presentation of 20 classroom sessions with real students, real challenges and real triumphs. Read more...
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Beautifully conceived and executed. This is the kind of helpful instruction aid for which students and teachers constantly clamor. Clues to Acting Shakespeareis a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries. Library Journal
The scope and quality of this book boggle the mind! It will be an excellent addition to the field. Sanford Robbins, director and head, Professional Theatre Training Program, University of Delaware
What an approachable work! I’ve been using it with success for a year and have observed how students gain confidence in their ability to approach the language. These techniques work! Fred Goodson, director and chair, Department of Theater, Elmira College, New York
My students love working from this book. It’s the clearest explanation of acting Shakespeare anyone here has ever seen. Harris Smith, actor and instructor, MFA Acting Program, University of Nebraska