William S. is an actor, living and working in Amsterdam, NL.
This blog contains William's thoughts and reflections on everything Shakespeare.
I'm a populist and believe the Sonnets are the perfect introduction to manipulating and speaking Shakespeare's verse. Understanding the man and his times is a great help as well. Nowadays there seems to be a Renaissance happening in how one studies, views and performs Shakespeare. There is no standard anymore for speaking the verse except to ride the sound energy within the words.
13 April 2013
1. POEMS ABOUT Shakespeare 6435 reads. Always been the leader of the pack this one. 2. POEMS ABOUT Language… 4045 reads. One of my favourite sections. 3. A PAPER – A Prosodic...
24 March 2013
We all know women, and particularly the roles Will wrote for women, were never acted by women on the Elizabethan stage. But structurally men or boys rather took the women's roles. (Cross-dressing...
25 February 2013
Rhetoricians identify two ways in which passions are represented in recitation: through NOMBRE or the rates of speech and ACCENS or tones of voice.