The Shakespeare Workbook and Video provides a unifying approach to acting Shakespeare that is immediately applicable in the rehearsal room or classroom.
It is an easy-to-use text providing practical exercises in specific aspects of Shakespeare's language such as meter, imagery, rhetoric and sound play. In each of these areas, it takes the reader through three steps: Speak the Text, Question the Text and Act the Text.
Online video material provides an insight into the acting process and shows the authors teaching a workshop in their method for acting Shakespeare to a group of young actors.
The Shakespeare Workbook and Video is the go-to textbook for a practical exploration of Shakespeare's canon.
David Carey is a resident voice and text director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has been a senior voice tutor at RADA and was previously Principal Lecturer of Voice Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama. Rebecca Clark Carey is the head of voice and text at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She was a senior voice tutor at RADA and has extensive theatre experience as an actor and voice coach. They are the authors of The Vocal Arts Workbook + DVD (2008) and The Verbal Arts Workbook (2010).
Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Language and Action: Chapter 2: Language in Action: Imagery, Sound and Story Chapter 3: Rhythm and Meter Chapter 4: Rhetoric and Style Chapter 5: Preparation for Performance Appendix 1: Vocal Warm-Up Appendix 2 : Curriculum Choices Appendix 3: Professional Histories Appendix 4: Bibliography and Resources Links to Workbook Videos Index