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Barton, John 1928-

Overview
Works: 157 works in 540 publications in 1 language and 11,478 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Fiction 
Roles: Compiler, Host, Author of screenplay, Teacher , Originator, Director, Narrator, Adapter, Performer, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: PR3091, 822.3
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Most widely held works by John Barton
The rover, or, The banished cavaliers by Aphra Behn ( )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,047 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."--BOOK JACKET
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sit in on nine intensive acting workshops conducted by the legendary John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company. How does this worldrenowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the texts integrity? How do actors search Shakespeares verse for hidden clues to their characters motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatres most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britains finest actors, including Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindlers List), Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India), Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters), Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), and David Suchet (Agatha Christies Poirot). Also starring Sinad Cusack, Susan Fleetwood, Sheila Hancock, Alan Howard, Donald Sinden, Michael Williams, and more." -- Container
The hollow crown : the follies, foibles and faces of the kings and queens of England by John Barton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playing Shakespeare : an actor's guide by John Barton ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The associate director of the Royal Sakespeare Company explains how to interpret Shakespeare
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 707 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 )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 441 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 )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 421 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 )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 418 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
Using the verse by John Barton ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 412 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
The two traditions ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 394 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
Set speeches and soliloquies ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 376 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
Irony and ambiguity ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 367 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 ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 347 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
Passion and coolness by John Barton ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 346 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
The Greeks : ten Greek plays given as a trilogy by John Barton ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preparing to perform Shakespeare ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience to demonstrate how they rehearse and learn to perform Shakespeare's plays. In this masterclass on Shakespeare, director John Barton works on a scene from Troilus and Cressida ; Ian McKellen describes the thoughts and ideas that run through an actor's mind as he prepares fro a major soliloquy ; Patrick Stewart contrasts two different performances of Enobarbus' speech from Anthony and Cleopatra
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 284 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
Tantalus: an ancient myth for a new millenium by John Barton ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Shakespeare sessions ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 211 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
 
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Alternative Names
Barton, J.
Barton, J. 1928-
Barton, J. (John), 1928-
バートン, ジョン
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English (321)
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