Shakespeare's Advice to the Players
by Peter Hall
'Acting students and young professionals will flock to learn from him - passionate, entertaining - Indisputably wise and true - Wonderfully ... Show synopsis 'Acting students and young professionals will flock to learn from him - passionate, entertaining - Indisputably wise and true - Wonderfully illuminating' Telegraph 'As fascinating to readers as it is to actors' The Independent 'This is the most fabulously hybrid book - part actor's handbook, part memoir - what is most inspiring is Hall's conviction that form can be as exciting as feeling/ Acting in this way is more than just listening to Shakespeare - it is responding to Shakespeare's linear needs' The Observer Shakespeare tells the actor when to go fast and when to go slow; when to pause, when to come in on cue and when to accent a word. His text is full of such clues; he heard the lines as he wrote them. In this book, Sir Peter Hall explains this and to actors and readers alike. This best-selling guide to acting Shakespeare is now available in a new smaller and lighter handbook size. This new edition is an essential text for classical training at drama school and an invaluable reference book for actors and directors working on Shakespeare productions. Shakespeare's Advice to the Players makes watching or reading Shakespeare a richer experience for us all.