Will power: how to act Shakespeare in 21 days

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c2006.
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(Applause Books). Thousands of young people set their sights on becoming professional actors each year, hoping to get a foot in the door with a solid resume built in high school, college, and local theatre company productions. But competition for parts is fierce, and no list of credits is complete without competency in the classical works of Shakespeare. Will Power guides both professional actors and aspirants through a lively 21-day rehearsal process leading up to the day of an actual audition or performance. Actors need never again be confused about where to begin or how to follow through when developing a Shakespearean role. Clear stepping stones have been laid out before them-by Shakespeare himself. Even seasoned actors, familiar with verse, are fascinated when they learn about the acting clues and stage directions embedded in the original First Folio text of Shakespeare's work, in the form of particular punctuation, capitalized letters, and spelling. Putting actors on their feet in dynamic and fun rehearsals, this practical guide helps them develop the 7 Cs of acting: commitment, concentration, conditioning, control, confidence, courage, and clarity while also demystifying how to perform these these magnificently crafted plays.
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table_of_contents About the author., Acknowledgements --, Day 1 : Revealing your repetitions --, Day 10 : To memorize, physicalize --, Day 11 : Now, go ahead and look it up --, Day 12 : Draft your newspaper headlines --, Day 13 : Playing with the pace --, Day 14 : Finding your focus --, Day 15 : Surely, you jest --, Day 16 : Art thou parent, child, or adult? --, Day 17 : Greeks bearing gifts --, Day 18 : Your given circumstances --, Day 19 : Five basic human needs --, Day 2 : Cracking the capitalization code --, Day 20 : Your doings --, Day 21 : Presto, PASTO! --, Day 3 : Verse or prose? --, Day 4 : Picking out punctuation --, Day 5 : Revving up your verbs --, Day 6 : Amiable adjectives, saucy similes, and merry metaphors --, Day 7 : O! thy status is showing --, Day 8 : Your secret formula for persuasive rhetoric --, Day 9 : Script rotations --, Index --, Introduction : Your 21-day journey with Will --, On day 22... --, Phase 1 : Map reading : secrets of your script unfolded --, Phase 2 : Scouting the landscape : Going on instinct, getting off book --, Phase 3 : Charting your course : moments of variety and nuance --, Recommended reading --, Shakespeare in action --, Shakespeare rehearsal --, hase 4 : Staking your claims: Stanislavski's approach --
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title Will power : how to act Shakespeare in 21 days
title_alt How to act Shakespeare in 21 days.
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