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The acting style of the panther-mime villain is familiar to us even in cartoon.

How did they (act) in Richard III

Richard III is a play centrally concerned with acting. If you have seen the play recently you may remember this short scene in which Richard (Gloucester) asks his villainous right hand man Buckingham if he is ready to act his part GLOUCESTER Come, cousin, canst thou quake, and change thy colour, Murder thy breath in […]

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The first page of Timon from the first folio. None of Shakespeare's actors would have seen this!

How did they (learn their lines) in Timon of Athens

Timon is not exceptional in terms of what we know about line learning practice however I have chosen to use it as an example to explore the principles of Tudor line learning. You can find a nice parody of these practices in A Midsummer Night’s Dream when Bottom and his friends get together to rehearse […]

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