Tips for Acting Shakespeare. When I am teaching Shakespeare, I learn something new. It’s as if Shakespeare is this vast endlessly subject that can be taught and learned forever, and I’m happy to say that it’s probably true.
10 Helpful Tips for Performing Shakespeare (for Beginners) Written by Ashleigh Gardner. May 20, 2016. Performing a Shakespearean piece for class or for an audition? We’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for beginners to get you started with The Bard. 1. Read the whole play.
The main thing is make sure you speak clearly, especially with Shakespeare, where the language is so much a part of it. And try not to be too nervous. Because if you enjoy what you're doing, then ...
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Top 6 Shakespeare Acting Tips (from Artistic Director Jared Reed) Performing Shakespeare generally denotes a level of acting expertise. As in the Bard’s time, an understanding of language, rhetoric, diction, and understanding of story is required by the actor to perform the roles well.
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At the same time, be flexible with the audition material.They might have you read the lines over, asking you to take on a different personality. Sure, you may do great when you perform the monologue with tears in your eyes, but be prepared if they ask you to do the same lines in a calm, icy voice or a whimsical British dialect.
A couple of months ago an article was posted on the site about 10 mistakes that actors should avoid when auditioning for a show. The items in this list are generally helpful but it occurred to me that having sat on the other side of the Shakespeare audition table for several years that I could add s
Acting Shakespeare, in many ways, is like acting any other style or genre. However, due to the complexity and intricacy of the text it requires a more eager investigation by the actor. It is almost another language, yet it cannot be performed as such. It must fall onto the ears of the audience with absolute clarity.