I recently did a quick chat with some fierce actors about Shakespeare's As You Like It, and, as always, I went off on a tangent about some of my favorite Shakespeare books. These are not performance books, but more theory books (FYI).
Here they are! Click on each book for a link to buy :)
Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare--both volumes
Shakespeare After All by Majorie Garber
Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words by Dale Coye
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
Rosalind edited by Harold Bloom
The Persuasive Actor by Milan Dragicevich
Once More Unto the Speech Dear Friends: Comedy, Tragedy, History by Neil Freeman
First Folio (I like the Applause, but to each their own)
The Shakespeare Encyclopedia
Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary Parts I and II by Alexander Schmidt
Shakespeare's Words by David Crystal and Ben Crystal
Women of Will by Tina Packer
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
I've also attached a list of Shakespeare books recommended to me in graduate school. I own all these books and love all these books, as well as the ones listed above!
The ACTIVE ACTOR
You are probably wondering this blog is about. Well, it's about anything that everything that I find inspiring, helpful, and curiosity building.
Curiosity is my favorite state of being, and I've become a treasure hunter and a trash hoarder, collecting all sorts of articles, artwork, and accessories that fuel my inspiration and creativity.
This will also be a place for me to document my life as an actor and coach in Los Angeles. If performing is your passion, I hope that this blog becomes a place for you to learn from my mistakes, grow from my accomplishments, laugh at my witless choices, and share in this crazy, unpredictable, beautiful, life in the arts.