From Word to Play: A Textual Handbook for Directors and by Cicely Berry

By Cicely Berry

"There is a secret in each play that's written, irrespective of no matter if classical and poetic or smooth and demotic, and it's the sound and the rhythm of the writing which take us there."

Cicely Berry, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Voice Director, has been operating along a few of Britain's maximum actors and administrators for over fifty years and is largely considered as probably the most major voice academics within the world.

From notice to Play attracts on Cicely's large event of operating with theatre businesses in Britain and in the course of the international. it really is her manifesto for a go back to the phrases themselves: for relocating clear of an over-conceptualised, over-literal view of language and rediscovering the which means in its sounds and rhythms. on the middle of this booklet is a concise, useful consultant for administrators in practice session, commencing paintings thoughts that aid convey out either the form and the main points inside every kind of textual content - no matter if verse or prose, seventeenth-century or contemporary.

With a Foreword through Michael Boyd, creative Director of the RSC.

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