How to Speak Shakespeare by Cal PritnerHow to Speak Shakespeare by Cal Pritner

How to Speak Shakespeare

byCal Pritner, Louis Coliaianni

Paperback | September 11, 2001

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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.In order to make the book user-friendly, the authors have organized it around passages from Romeo and Juliet. The material has been tested successfully with high school students, graduate students, amateur actors, and professional actors. The authors' teaching method is essentially a simple three step process: Test Your Understanding, Stress for Meaning, and Celebrate the Poetry. Classroom and rehearsal-tested exercises are included along with additional background on Shakespeare and his work.
Cal Pritner, Ph.D., has chaired theatre departments at Illinois State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and served as the founding artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Dr. Pritner has been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. He lives in New York City. Louis Colaianni ...
Title:How to Speak ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 11, 2001Publisher:Santa Monica PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891661183

ISBN - 13:9781891661181

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How to Speak Shakespeare is an invaluable, entertaining and informative book. This is the most accessible and unintimidating work on this subject I have read. It will be of equal interest to actors, scholars and lay people.” —Vivian Matalon, Tony Award-winning director