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Eloquent Shakespeare (A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works, with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue)

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Title: Eloquent Shakespeare (A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works, with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue)
Author: Logan, Gary
Price: $99.95

An actor's deepest desire is to be understood. But when asked to pronounce such words as 'chanson,' 'phantasime,' or 'quaestor,' many otherwise unflappable actors can be rendered speechless."The Eloquent Shakespeare" aims to untie those tongues and help anyone speak Shakespeare's language with ease. More than 17,000 entries make it the most comprehensive pronunciation guide to Shakespeare's words, from the common to the arcane. Each entry is written in the International Phonetic Alphabet and represents standard American pronunciations, making this dictionary perfect for North American professionals or non-native speakers of American English.Renowned Shakespearean voice and text coach Gary Logan has spent years teaching Shakespeare's works to some of the best actors in the world. His book includes proper names and foreign words and phrases, as well as an extensive introduction that covers everything from how to interpret the entries to scansion dynamics. Designed especially for actors, directors, stage managers, and teachers, "The Eloquent Shakespeare" is a one-of-a-kind resource for performing Shakespeare's dramatic works.

Review: Although the spelling of Shakespeares words has become largely standardized, their pronunciation (alas) remains subject to individual whim, varying from performer to performer and sometimes from one night to the next. In The Eloquent Shakespeare, Logan has undertaken not only to correct mispronunciations but to present preferred or recommended pronunciations as well.Harold Cordry, Booklist Online -- Harold Cordry "Booklist Online" (05/07/2009)

Author Biography: Gary Logan is director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.

Publication date: 23/02/2009
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780226491158
Publishing status: Active (web)
Eloquent Shakespeare (A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works, with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue)