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Dictionary of Acting and Show Business

Dictionary of Acting and Show Business - 09 edition

Dictionary of Acting and Show Business - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780879103637

ISBN10: 0879103639

Dictionary of Acting and Show Business by Robert Blumenfeld - ISBN 9780879103637
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Published: 2009
International: No
Dictionary of Acting and Show Business by Robert Blumenfeld - ISBN 9780879103637

ISBN13: 9780879103637

ISBN10: 0879103639

Edition: 09

Summary

Bravo Shakespeare. Even today, his plays challenge celebrated actors to hone their skills and electrify audiences. Imagine the process actors undergo to recreate these spellbinding roles on stage. In an interview with the author Kevin Kline declared that playing Shakespeare uses a different muscle group in your head. Liev Schreiber said When I perform Shakespeare, all my pistons are firing.Performing Shakespeare is tantamount to earning a black belt in acting.Actors Talk About Shakespearefeatures personal interviews with a stellar collection of prominent American Canadian and British performers of Shakespeare onstage including Kevin Kline Liev Schreiber Judi Dench Kenneth Branagh Derek Jacobi Stacy Keach Zoe Caldwell Martha Henry William Hutt Tony Church Nicholas Pennell and Geoff Hutchings. In conversations equivalent to a magician telling his secrets, Mary Z. Maher uncovers the actors' process. The book speaks to theater patrons_ to actors both novice and experienced and to educators who teach Shakespeare. Each chapter profiles a career in context, using the actor's words along with supporting research material. The result is a treasury of talents, tactics, and tales from veteran performers who return often to Shakespeare from careers in film and television.