Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice: The Actor’s Guide to Talking the Text

A practical approach to breaking through the barriers of restraint and incomprehension when faced with Shakespeare. Beginning by allowing an emotional rather than intellectual relationship to Elizabethan language, she analyses Shakespeare's strategies for creating character, story and meaning. Using copious examples from the plays, Linklater offers her readers the tools to increase understanding and make Shakespeare's words their own.

'Listening in to classical texts we can hear how free and wide-ranging the classical voice was... Well-nourished by a diet of songs, poems and stories still rooted in a thousand-year-old oral tradition'

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liberate whatever my natural voice is."
Antonio Damasio
Director, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, and author of Descartes' Error, Looking for Spinoza and The Feeling of What Happens.