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Barton, John 1928-

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Most widely held works by John Barton
An adaptation of the Rover (The banished cavaliers) by Aphra Behn( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,101 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
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,025 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 )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Shakespeare : an actor's guide by John Barton( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 692 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
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 574 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
Exploring a character by John Barton( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 391 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
Rehearsing the text( Visual )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 388 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
Language and character by John Barton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 375 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 368 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 )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2005 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 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 336 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 328 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 324 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 )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 320 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 )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to perform Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 307 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
Tantalus : an ancient myth for a new millenium by John Barton( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is to Blame? What is the Truth? Could it be Otherwise? When theatre began, two and a half millennia ago in ancient Greece, it drew from a well of even older myths, the Epic Cycle. These myths were Europe's first account of the tragedy and comedy of the human enterprise. Stories and characters from the beginning of our imagination inspired John Barton to write the great cycle of human life, Tantalus, an epic theatre myth for the modern age. Its subject is the Trojan War, a crusade which became a catastrophe. Helen of Troy - was she really the cause of this ten-year war? Agamemnon's anguish - did he have to sacrifice his daughter? Clytemnestra - was her murderous revenge justified? A wooden horse - how could it destroy a great city? Heroes humbled, children hurt, mothers and fathers bereaved, entire nations shaken and rebuilt: all pass through this kaleidoscope of human fate. This new edition of Tantalus is the culmination of a lifetime's work and fully encompasses John Barton's visions and revisions
Speaking Shakespearean verse by John Barton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Three plays by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 222 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
 
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Playing Shakespeare
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Playing Shakespeare : an actor's guideTantalus : 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
Alternative Names
Barton, J.

Barton, J. 1928-

Barton, J. (John)

Barton, J. (John), 1928-

John Barton anglický shakespearovský režisér

John Barton British director

John Barton British theatre director

John Barton Brits toneelregisseur (1928-2018)

John Barton brittisk teaterregissör och dramatiker

ジョン・バートン (監督)

バートン, ジョン

Languages
English (344)

Dutch (1)