E.S. Brubaker, 'Shakespeare Aloud: A Guide to his Verse on Stage,' published by the author, first published in 1976, this copy is the fourth printing of 1985.
Shakespeare Aloud: A Guide to his Verse on Stage is a 65 page softcover measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". An old price in ink-stamped on the end paper. Otherwise, the pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is tight. The condition is very good.
Shakespeare Aloud: A Guide to his Verse on Stage is a book designed to lift the curse from black verse by looking at some facts about spoken English instead of making assertions about poetic effects and repeating superstitions about correctness.
Starting from the fresh assumption that there must have been a valid theatrical purpose for putting dialogue in verse, the discussion never loses sight of the theatrical circumstances of Shakespeare's art.
In a down-to-earth and stimulating manner, the principles underlying Shakespearean verse and their relationship to the characteristic features of ordinary English speech, are explored.
Here is a clear demonstration that Shakespeare's verse supports the actor in performance, providing dialogue that is easier to speak, easier to phrase, and easier for an audience to hear.