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WTF!?! Paying licence fees to do a free event in a shop or cafe?

Please read this post on what seems to be a #taxoncreativity – and spread the word / take action if you are also disturbed by this.

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The Skills for Shakespeare series looks at techniques that help you with acting Shakespeare.

The first in this series is an introduction to iambic pentameter.

Iambic pentameter is the term for a particular type of rhythm: an iamb is a meter which has two beats, the second one stressed, as in the word iamb itself, pronounced ”I AM“. Penta means five, so 5 x iamb = pentameter.

This is explored in simple steps, with multimedia links and clear examples, in:

Discover Fine Acting’s Skills for Shakespeare – Speaking in Iambic Pentameter

Do comment / ask questions! You are welcome to do this here or at the full article.

Enjoy!

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Dancing for Joy!Incredibly exciting news here, so I’m mentioning it even before I can go into any detail about my own involvement – that’s how exciting this is!

On 2nd February 2011 (yes, next month) Shakespeare organisations, enthusiasts, scholars and professionals worldwide will join together on the AskShakespeare panel, ready to answer your Shakespeare questions.

Find out how this works at bloggingshakespeare.com/askshakespeare and check back for further information here.

O wonderful, wonderful, most wonderful wonderful, and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!

Celia enjoying a spot of teasing anticipation-building in As You Like It (Act 3; Sc. 2), but I’m afraid I simply had to “speak apace”!

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Don’t worry, no need to be “smiling at grief” – the lack of posts as yet is not truly a tragedy.

Still, exercise a little smiling patience and keep returning for advice, information and fun with Acting Shakespeare!

First though, let me know what you want to find in this blog and – as sung at the end of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – I “will strive to please you every day.”

Actually, it may not be that often, but you understand the thought that counts, I’m sure.

Your responses are what will make this practical acting blog of the very best use to all those interested in performing Shakespeare’s text – it’s what it was written for, after all!

 

“She sat like patience on a monument, smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed?”

The disguised Viola in Twelfth Night – Act 2, Scene 4

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