Shakespeare and the actor's voice: close reading of the live performance

Kennedy, Flloyd (2014) Shakespeare and the actor's voice: close reading of the live performance. Australian Studies, 6 1-20.

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Author Kennedy, Flloyd
Title Shakespeare and the actor's voice: close reading of the live performance
Journal name Australian Studies
ISSN 2042-5120
0954-0954
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 6
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher British Australian Studies Association
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The performance of Shakespeare in Australia has changed greatly in style and interpretation as cultural and social attitudes have shifted over the 250 years since European settlement. This is evident in the way the actors use their voices, which reflects the changing nature of training practices and performance styles over time, but more importantly reveals Shakespeare’s performed language as the expression of those specific actors in their own specific time. Examining two productions from the latter part of the twentieth century, a period that witnessed a burgeoning of Australian cultural identity, and subjecting them to the aural equivalent of a close reading, I demonstrate how it is not the accent, but the vocal quality of the actor that is crucial.
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