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How to Speak Shakespeare
In How to Speak Shakespeare, authors Cal Pritner and Louis Colaianni teach readers how to make sound and sense out of the Bard. Their methods have taught thousands of people—from high school students to English literature and theater arts graduate students, from beginning actors to professional actors—how to understand and effectively communicate the poetry of Shakespeare. ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Santa Monica Press
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Wow, what a great book for Shakespeare language junkies! You really get inside the language, not just meanings but word and syllable emphasis, verbs and the whole shooting match. Pritner and Colaianni give you many lines to paraphrase, punctuation lessons and rhyme scheme info not just on the plays but on W S's poetry too. The back has a chapter on language re acting, and also a good bibliography. This is a book I know I will turn to again and again.