The Advanced Class in my private Voice and Speech program is working on their first Shakespeare monologues. We finished a series of scanning exercises. These included discussions about short verse lines, long verse lines, shared verse lines, epic caesuras, elisions, stretching a word, and acting on the verse line. Now the challenge, and I think […]
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The Royal Shakespeare Company recently finished a run of “King and Country” a series of four of Shakespeare’s history plays performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The opportunity to see “Richard II”, “Henry IV” (Parts 1 and 2) and “Henry V” does not come along very often. The RSC’s new (since 2013) Artistic Director […]
My First Year students in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University have been very enthusiastic about using the Shakespeare Audio Pronunciation app as they rehearse their First Year Shakespeare projects. Half of the class is working on “Hamlet” and the other half is rehearsing “Macbeth”. These projects are the culmination of their First Year […]
Recently I was working on a production of “All’s Well that Ends Well” for the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. Because I had taught the students for two years, they were familiar with my voice and speech work and knew how to incorporate our classroom work in to the production. During the Third […]
The mobile audio Shakespeare Dictionary, is for anyone who is acting in Shakespeare’s plays or is teaching the plays or just likes to read the plays. The actors or readers have a quick access to the pronunciations of the words in all of the plays. This includes character and place names as well as any unusual words. […]
When using the Shakespeare Pronunciation Mobile App, an actor, director, teacher or student or anyone who loves to read Shakespeare has quick access to the pronunciations of the words in Shakespeare’s plays. This includes character names, place names, as well as any unusual words. In the past, there was a lot of time spent researching […]
While listening to the Shakespeare Pronunciation App one might ask: Why are correct pronunciations in Shakespeare important? I would say the primary reason is consistency. All of the characters inhabiting the world of the play should be consistent. For example, everyone says roh-SIL-yuhn for the “Countess” in “All’s Well that Ends Well” so we know that they […]
News Update On Shakespeare Mobile App The Shakespeare Mobile App is now available in both the Google Play store and Apple store. To download your copy click below. This new and unique app is an essential tool for actors, producers, professors, students and everyone who enjoys the plays of William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Mobile App […]
The process of recording over 5000 words for the Shakespeare Dictionary App presented numerous challenges. The first attempt at recording was in less than ideal circumstances – my apartment with my iPad and a Snowball microphone. The apartment seemed to be quiet until listening to the words which revealed everything from birds chirping, to a siren, […]
Thoughts on Shakespeare
- Advanced Class Begins Shakespeare Monologues
- Royal Shakespeare Company’s Recent Production of “King and Country”
- O.P. Experience At The Classical Studio.
- Production of Hamlet in O.P.
- Acting students use the Shakespeare Audio Pronunciation App
- "All's Well That Ends Well" with Shakespeare Pronunciation