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Barton, John 1928-

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Most widely held works by John Barton
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
The hollow crown : the follies, foibles and faces of the kings and queens of England by John Barton( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Rehearsing the text( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrating on a scene from the Twelfth Night, presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and reading of the lines in search of Shakespeare's clues to character, language, and staging. Barton and the actors demonstrate how verse itself is a clue to the meaning
Exploring a character by John Barton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under John Barton's direction, two members of the Royal Shakespeare Company explore Shakespeare's character Shylock to demonstrate how shakespeare develops a character and the multiplicity of ways in which his characters can be understood. Given the same text from The merchant of Venice and the same direction, the different readings of the part demonstrate the infinite variety of Shakespeare's work
Language and character by John Barton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language to define character, and his characters' use of heightened language to achieve their intentions. Explores the Elizabethan relish of words and the use of Elizabethan English in the development of Shakespeare's characters
Passion and coolness by John Barton( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of passion and coolness. Barton and the actors demonstrate deliberate and striking inconsistencies in Shakespeare's characters; the characteristic Shakespearean mixture of deep feeling; choric elements; and the balancing of heightened language and naturalistic performance
Irony and ambiguity( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes some of Shakespeare's texts with the actors, and demonstrates how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking
Poetry and hidden poetry by John Barton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton leads members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion of Shakespeare's use of poetry and hidden poetry in seemingly unpoetic lines. Barton and the actors demonstrate how polysyllables trip easily off the tongue, while monosyllabic lines and words are packed with thoughts and feelings. They also explore Shakespeare's use of the words "time" and "death", along with contrast and sudden changes that occur
The two traditions by John Barton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language, meter, and verse. Barton and the actors address and analyze the question of how to understand Shakespeare's texts, citing examples of his plays, and, by contrast, the writings of other British authors of the period
Preparing to perform Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton leads members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion of Shakespeare's use of poetry and "hidden" poetry in seemingly unpoetic lines. Barton and the actors demonstrate how polysyllables can trip easily off the tongue, while monosyllabic lines and words may be packed with thoughts and feelings. They also explore Shakespeare's use of the words "time" and "death," along with contrast and sudden changes that occur. Various styles of playing Shakespeare since the early twentieth century are discussed. John Barton finishes the series by performing both parts of a dialogue between Ulysses and Hector from Troilus and Cressida
The Greeks : ten Greek plays given as a trilogy by John Barton( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunication of Shakespeare's English
An adaptation of the Rover (The banished cavaliers) by Aphra Behn( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tantalus : an ancient myth for a new millenium by John Barton( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hedendaagse toneelbewerking van de Oudgriekse verhalen over de oorlog om Troje
Using the verse( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of blank verse. In the course of trying out different stresses, the actors discover how Shakespeare uses antithesis, short lines, end-stopped lines, and pauses in the middle of a line, and why Shakespeare's lines sometimes mis-scan. Also includes examples from the Miracle plays and other writings to demonstrate the alternatives to iambic pentameter
Set speeches and soliloquies( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of dialogue and soliloquy for story and audience purposes. Barton explains the differences between the two, what they contain, and how they arise
The Shakespeare sessions( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Shakespeare Company directors John Barton and Sir Peter Hall travel to America to conduct workshops with the all-star cast of the Broadway production of The merchant of Venice. Subjects covered include: creating a world with words, the clues are in the text, playing the story, Shakespeare's advice to the actor, changing gears from prose to verse, the questions reveal the character, handling emotion, setting the word against the word, and connecting with the audience. Also includes the actors' talking about their experiences working with John Barton
The Wars of the Roses: adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company from William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, 3 and Richard III by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rover, or, The banished cavaliers by Aphra Behn( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rover Aphra Behn A rollicking Restoration comedy-the most performed and most studied by the increasingly admired first ever woman playwright, Aphra Behn."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Barton, J.

Barton, J. 1928-

Barton, J. (John), 1928-

John Barton British director

バートン, ジョン

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The hollow crown : the follies, foibles and faces of the kings and queens of EnglandPlaying ShakespeareTantalus : an ancient myth for a new milleniumThe Shakespeare sessions