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Author Woods, Leigh.
Title On playing Shakespeare : advice and commentary from actors and actresses of the past / Leigh Woods.
Imprint New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.

Author Woods, Leigh.
Series Contributions in drama and theatre studies, 0163-3821 ; no. 37
Contributions in drama and theatre studies ; no. 37.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Acting -- History.
Description xxii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-223) and index.
Contents Ellen Terry on Mamillius in The Winter's tale -- James Murdoch on Hamlet -- Otis Skinner on Antony in Julius Caesar -- Louis Calvert on watching an Othello -- Getting the part -- Helen Faucit on Beatrice in Much ado about nothing --Madge Kendal on her first Lady Macbeth -- James H. Hackett on Falstaff in Henry IV, Part I -- Casting -- Clara Morris on a young actress as Juliet -- Working the part -- Reading the play --J.H. Barnes on Polonius in Hamlet -- John Philip Kemble on Macbeth -- James H. Hackett on Falstaff in Henry IV, Part I -- Louis Calvert on Shylock in The Merchant of Venice -- Memorizing -- James Murdoch on Adah Isaacs Menken's first Lady Macbeth -- James Murdoch on his first Hotspur in Henry IV, Part I -- Observation -- Louis Calvert on Shylock in The Merchant of Venice -- Research -- Henry Irving on Macbeth -- Gesture -- Charles Fechter on Othello.
Interpreting the part -- Central image and leading roles -- Tommaso Salvini on Othello -- Supporting roles -- Edwin Booth on Iago -- Clusters of commentary -- Juliet / Helen Faicot, Helena Modjeska -- Ophelia / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry -- Desdemona / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry, Madge Kendal -- Lady Macbeth / Fanny Kemple, Ellen Terry -- Portia in The Merchant of Venice / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry, "An Actress" -- Beatrice / Helen Faucit, Ellen Terry -- Rosalind / Helen Faucit, Lillie Langtry --Imogen / Helen Faucit -- Louis Calvert on Helen Faucit's Imogen -- Imogen / Ellen Terry -- Hermione / Helen Faucit, Mary Anderson -- Shylock / Henry Irving, Edwin Booth.
Hamlet / Dion Boucicault, Ernesto Rossi, Edwin Booth, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Sarah Bernhardt, E.H. Sothern, Otis Skinner, John Barrymore -- Rehearsing the part -- Using rehearsal time -- Feeling the part -- Sarah Siddons on Constance in King John -- Frederick Warde on the Gravedigger in Hamlet -- Performing the part -- Tension -- John Coleman on playing Othello to Macready's Iago.
ISBN 0313278237 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 22732336

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