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Barton, John 1928-

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

12 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,653 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 )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 572 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 )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of how actors should rehearse before performing Shakespeare. Four actors close-read a scene from "Twelfth night", searching for clues to character, language, and staging. Barton and the actors demonstrate how verse itself can be a clue to the meaning of a scene
Exploring a character by John Barton( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 403 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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 390 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 383 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 )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 361 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 )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 355 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
The two traditions by John Barton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 344 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
Poetry and hidden poetry by John Barton( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 334 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 )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 333 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
Preparing to perform Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 313 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
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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Rover (The banished cavaliers) by Aphra Behn( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hedendaagse toneelbewerking van de Oudgriekse verhalen over de oorlog om Troje
Speaking Shakespearean verse by John Barton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 236 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
Three plays by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Theatre of the World, which would have been acted in the street to the accompaniment of music and dancing, provides a fascinating insight into the prevailing Catholic attitude towards social inequality
The rover 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)

Barton, J. (John), 1928-

John Barton British director

John Barton British theatre director

ジョン・バートン (監督)

バートン, ジョン

Languages
English (310)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Tantalus : an ancient myth for a new milleniumThe hollow crown; an entertainment by and about the kings and queens of England: music, poetry, speeches, letters and other writings from the chronicles, from plays, and in the monarch's own words, also music concerning them and by themThree plays