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Once More Unto the Speech, Dear Friends: Volume III: The Tragedies
by Neil Freeman
(Applause Books). There has been a great change in the last twenty years to actor auditions, which now require the demonstration of enormous flexibility. The actor is often expected to show more range than ever before, and often several shorter audition speeches are asked for instead of one or two longer ones. To stay at the top of his or her game, the Shakespearean actor ...more
Paperback, 431 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
(first published January 30th 2006)
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I did mention that I was on a Bard kick? Well, this is only for the deeply disturbed Shakespeare fanatic. The book has a number of speeches with first folio and modern-ish versions side by side and word translations between them, a must if you're really diving into the texts and want to understand each and every word. Would be considered mind numbingly boring by anyone else.