In this inspirational new manual, Andy Hinds shares what he has learnt over thirty years of teaching the speaking and acting of Shakespeare’s texts. In simple steps he brings the reader to a full understanding of how Shakespeare’s language ‘works’, lucidly outlines a number of practical guidelines, and provides simple, test-proven exercises to put each guideline into practice.
Acting Solo Speeches | Pronunciation | Imagery and imagistic language | Acting Shakespeare’s Verse | Acting Shakespeare’s Prose | Breathing
The essential guide for all actors, students, teachers or directors tackling Shakespeare’s plays or speeches and wishing to release the full dramatic power of his words.
Andy Hinds, has been a theatre director, playwright and acting teacher for thirty years, and for ten years was Artistic Director of Classic Stage Ireland. Before moving to Ireland, Andy had an ongoing association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where for many years he taught ‘Acting Shakespeare’ and directed productions of the classics. In Ireland he has taught classical acting and drama at Trinity College, The Gaiety School of Acting, University College, Dublin, and in his own acting studio. He has taught masterclasses in ‘Acting Shakespeare’ at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and has taught directing at The National Theatre School of Canada.