It just unfolded from there. It was bizarre, to say the least, because I'm from Mississippi, and my experience with that life was entirely through television. Go back and take a class that is more like doing a play again"—which is the arena in which I fell in love with acting; I was doing theater. In his work 'Timber' or 'Discoveries', Ben Jonson praised the speed and ease with which Shakespeare wrote his plays as well as his contemporary's honesty and gentleness towards others. I've basically learned from the teachers I have that if you're a really good actor, you can do it all. Lee would also talk all the time about truth—that the whole basis of acting was truth, and if you weren't coming from your heart and your soul, it would look like acting. You're going to get a degree in it, so if the thing blows up in your face, you can teach.
A Shakespearean tradition takes hold in Jerusalem
Doug Last edited on Thu Jun 28th, And for me, something rather unfortunate started to happen: To compare him to other Renaissance playwrights at all, even for the purpose of finding him superior, began to seem irreverent. Even if I deposit road signs and 'how to's' and loads of 'here's where you pause' -- he's still not going to get it. It just didn't feel like I was getting the skills that I needed to be an actor, or what I thought I needed to be an actor. The dedicatory poems by Ben Jonson and John Milton in the 2nd folio were the first to suggest Shakespeare was the supreme poet of his age.
A question about reciting Shakespeare: pauses and line breaks : shakespeare
Then play with it a little. Park-goers stop a minute to watch the cast as they lie flat out on their backs, reciting their monologues. A scholar, of course, should read all 37 of them and everything else Shakespeare wrote , but an amateur with limited time could get by fine by just reading the first 20 plays on this list plus the Sonnets, of course:. For me, like anything, it's really what you take from it and how you make it work for yourself—taking a bit of everything and absorbing it and making it work for yourself in the scene and onstage and certainly at auditions. And then all the people I liked started applying to drama schools, so I did as well. Writing a play is like music, for me. If we pick something the day before, it could so easily change.
The rift between Shakespeare on the stage and Shakespeare on the page was at its widest in the early 19th century, at a time when both forms of Shakespeare were hitting peaks of fame and popularity: They had been bombarding the building with paving-stones and trying to break through the hastily barricaded doors for some time when, pushed back against the walls so closely that there was no room to mount a bayonet charge, the troops assigned to its defence opened fire with rifles. But his highest aim is to strike for the non-specialist the same sparks of emotional and intellectual excitement he feels when he experiences Shakespeare's plays, and he sometimes hits his mark. And I just wanted to be an actor. I'm asked to teach, but it makes me self-conscious.