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Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

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A passionate exploration of the process of comprehending and speaking the words of William Shakespeare. Detailing exercises and analyzing characters' speech and rhythms, Linklater provides the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words one's own.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Theatre Communications Group (first published January 1st 1992)
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I reread this book over a holiday break and was astounded again at the clarity Kristin Linklater expresses about our efforts to convey Shakespeare and where we need to be free. A serious MUST for any actor!
Jul 24, 2007 Rebecca rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those studying Linklater technique
Shelves: theatre-related
I've found Linklater to be a helpful, insightful, and accessible method for studying and performing Shakespeare. I wouldn't try reading the book without studying the technique practically in a workshop or class, but as an accompaniment to practical study it's top-notch. Linklater's passion for her subject is clear and inspiring.
interesting combinatin of first folio and linklater techniques. Some good group exercises in here.
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