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Larry Gleason
Text Analysis
1st Year ClassWork
Circle In The Square Professional Workshop
Welcome 1st Year
Sections 1a, 1b
Assignments and References

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TEXT ANALYSIS--WorkBook by Larry Gleason

The Whole WorkBook 2015-- the whole enchilada
WorkBook 2015 Complete
Download the whole document.  Print pages 1-18.  Bring pages 1-18 to class every
week.  The other parts of the WorkBook are for you to review on your own time.  Many
pages are devoted to your work in Shakespeare Text Class with Ed Berkeley.

The Abridged WorkBook for 2015--pages 1-18
WorkBook 2015 Abridged

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Individual Files from the WorkBook
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An Overview  

What The Script And The Playwright Are Trying To Tell Us /  The Four Examinations

Presentations Collection Examples-- A compilation of documents used by 06-07, 07-08,
08-09 sections as part of their in-class presentations.  These documents include original
work as well as material culled from many published sources.

Text Cartoon #1
Text Cartoon #2

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Assignments and Schedules
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Text Analysis

Text Analysis Roundtable Instructions

Text Analysis Presentations Instructions

Text Analysis Presentations Schedule

Shakespeare and Classical Text
    see "Classical Text" below

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Technical Work For Text
from the WorkBook

Think of this section as homework.  We will not work on these specific pages in       
class.  However, they will be referred to and you will be expected to know what these
terms mean and how they are used in examining the text.

Parentheticals

Caesuras

Split Lines

Structures--If/Then Constructions

Structures--Antithesis (Compare/Contrasts)

Run-on Sentences


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Classical Text

Sonnets Text Work Study Guide (Microsoft Word document)

Sonnets Text Work Study Guide (PowerPoint presentation)

The Sonnets (Microsoft Word document, website only)

The 154 Sonnets of William Shakespeare  (Individual sonnets, all with audio, website
only)

Sonnet 29

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George Bernard Shaw Monologues
from the WorkBook

Shaw Monologue Instructions  

Shaw Monologues--Men  

Shaw Monologues--Women  

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Working on George Bernard Shaw Monologues  Open with Microsoft PowerPoint,  Large
file: 56K (12-15min download).

Shaw Monologues Presentation Schedule
TBA

For more information on The Art of Rhetoric and audio definitions of Literary Devices
used in good Rhetorical Speaking, go to this
webpage.

The following plays by George Bernard Shaw used in Text Analysis are courtesy of
Project Gutenberg.  Click on links to download free e-texts from Project Gutenberg or
directly from file.

From Project Gutenberg:                      
Arms and the Man
Androcles and the Lion
Candida
Heartbreak House
Major Barbara
Man and Superman
Misalliance
Mrs. Warren's Profession


From File:
Saint Joan
Pygmalion














If you have a chance, take in monthly readings of Shaw's plays at The Player's
Club in NYC.  Go to
PROJECT SHAW for more information.


Shakespearean Monologues

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Shakespearean Insult Kit

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Shakespearean Sources

Major References-Shakespeare
The Actor and His Text by Cecily Berry
(companion text by Cecily Berry:
Voice And The Actor)

Speak The Speech! Shakespeare's Monologues Illuminated by Rhona Silverbush and Sami
Plotkin

Speaking Shakespeare by Patsy Rodenburg

Thinking Shakespeare by Barry Edelstein

Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary by Alexander Schmidt
Volume I  A-M
Volume II  N-Z
Every word defined and located, more than 50,000 quotations identified

Shakespeare's Words-A Glossary & Language Companion by David Crystal and Ben Crystal
                    NOW ONLINE! AT
www.shakespearswords.com

Pronouncing Shakespeare’s Words (a guide from A to Zounds) by Dale F. Cole

Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Stephen Booth
Edited with analytic commentary

The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Helen Vendler
Detailed and erudite commentary

Essential Shakespeare Handbook by Leslie-Dunton Downer and Alan Riding

Shakespeare Quarterly by The Shakespeare Association of America
Periodical of essays referenced at The New York Public Library Main Branch on
42nd Street, NYC

The 154 Sonnets by Larry Gleason
All 154 Sonnets edited and spoken by Larry Gleason

Insight and Discussion-Books-Shakespeare

Shakespeare After All by Marjorie Garber
Shakespeare—The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
Shakespeare Comedies by Harold Bloom
Lectures on Shakespeare by W. H. Auden
Shakespeare’s Language by Frank Kermode
Shakespeare’s Wordplay by M. M. Mahood
Shakespeare’s Kings by John Julius Norwich
On Directing Shakespeare by Ralph Berry
Players of Shakespeare by Philip Brockbank
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton
Twelfth Night—A User’s Guide by Michael Pennington
I Am Hamlet by Steven Berkoff
Shakespeare’s Players by Judith Cook
Manners and Movements in Costume Plays by Isabel Chisman and Hester E. Raven-Hart  
(may be out of print, check NYPL or Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library)
Shakespearean Tragedy (Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth) by A. C. Bradley
Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale Critical Essays edited by Kenneth Muir



Internet-Shakespeare
http://www.freebooknotes.com/shakespeare-guide/  Ultimate Shakespeare Resource
Guide
http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/  The complete works of William Shakespeare
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/shakespeare/folio/ The First Folio and Early Quartos of
William Shakespeare
http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/  Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be
the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works.
http://shakespeare.clusty.com/  Shakespeare Searched is a search engine designed to
provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.

Other Text Sources

www.dramabookshop.com The Drama Book Store, NYC
http://www.yourdictionary.com/ Various free dictionaries of all types
www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/s  Free e-texts
www.doolee.com  Free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays
www.historicaltimeline.com  Five world history timelines merged
http://www.bibliomania.com Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles,
short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/rhetoricaldevicesinsound.htm  Rhetorical Figures in
Sound is a compendium of  200+ brief audio (mp3) clips illustrating 40 different figures of
speech. Most of these figures were constructed, identified, and classified by Greek and
Roman teachers of rhetoric in the Classical period.


Attendance Records

Since your classes are so tightly scheduled, there is no way to make up classes.  The
only way to avoid probation is to not miss class.  Check with Larry if you are unsure of
your attendance record.  Latenesses and absences are reported and will lead to
probation and possibly severance from the program.
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the Circle In The Square Professional Workshop, in particular its 1st
year students. The class is called
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e-mails or phone calls regarding its content.  Use and discussion
pertaining to these materials can only be done as part of the complete
program offered by the
Circle In The Square Professional Workshop.
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"Actors are constantly
wanting to understand who
they are and why they are
behaving the way they are
and to show it. The secret
to this play (The
Homecoming) is not to
show it. It's really about
putting it all together, then
forgetting it because you
have to play very
moment-to-moment when
you do Pinter."

Daniel Sullivan
Director
The Homecoming



Whenever an actor gets
into trouble in a scene, I
tell a dirty joke.  Dirty
jokes have a beginning,
middle and end -- a
perfect storytelling device.

Alfred Hitchcock
paraphrased



Liev Scheiber on preparing
for MACBETH:

"With Shakespeare,
generally, because it's so
text-oriented, you have to
start with the text.  For
me, character just kind of
springs out of that."

courtesy amNY.com



Said of Voice Coach Patsy
Rodenburg: "Patsy's
interest is not academic.  
She will illuminate the
text in human terms so
that the relations make
absolute sense..straight
to the heart of what the
play's about." Ms
Rodenburg says: "It's a
small price to pay for
actors to be guided by
language and to trust the
words, to walk into the
text and to let the text
change them."

courtesy
The New York TIMES
Larry Gleason as 'Biff Loman' with
Jacqueline Brookes as 'Linda Loman' in
DEATH OF A SALESMAN

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Shakespeare's PLAYS

All's Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Hamlet
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love's Labour's Lost
Macbeth
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Othello
Pericles
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter's Tale



Shakespeare's SONNETS

Sonnets 1 - 154



Shakespeare's POEMS

A Lover's Complaint
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Rape of Lucrece
Venus and Adonis
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HYPATIA. ....I dont want
to be good; and I dont
want to be bad: I just
dont want to be bothered
about either good or bad:
I want to be an active
verb.

Misalliance/George
Bernard Shaw


"The lesson we have to
learn is that our dislike
for certain persons
does not give us any
right to injure our fellow
creatures. The social
rule must be: 'Live and
let live.' "

-- George Bernard Shaw
and an example of
sententia, a rhetorical
device.
Hal Prince on theater and
historical context:

"I've always believed that to
make a career in the theater,
or perhaps even to have
genuine appreciation of what
separates the theater from the
other media, is to have a
healthy grasp of its history.
It's a sad fact that so many of
our most famous playwrights
are unknown to young people
who pursue theatrical careers.
It seems impossible that the
mention of Sidney Kingsley or
Elmer Rice or Robert Sherwood
(four Pulitzer Prizes!) can be
met with blank stares. Not only
should these authors be known
and their plays be read..."


courtesy
NY Daily News

"Our doubts are traitors
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt."

          Measure For Measure--
                          Act 1, scene 4
William Shakespeare
Monday May 19th, 2008
Larry Joined The Cast in PROJECT
SHAW'S
THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE.  Written
by George Bernard Shaw in 1896, it is a
thrilling comedy that employs the
unlikely backdrop of the American
Revolution. Some of Shaw's most
iconographic characters fill out this
story of revolt: of one country against
another, as well as of the inexhaustible
battle of the human spirit - how we
choose to create and define ourselves
in the face of societal expectations. In
this play, we find ourselves in 1777 New
Hampshire where Dick Dudgeon opens
his heart to life. Along the way,
everyone else goes through profound
changes of discovery, hope and
strength.

Mrs. Dudgeon — Ms. Mary Beth Peil*
Christopher Dudgeon — Mr. Dan Truman
Essie — Ms. Emily  Young
Judith Anderson — Ms. Jennifer Ferrin**
Rev. Anthony Anderson — Mr. Charles
Edwards**
Lawyer Hawkins — Mr. Howard Kissel
William Dudgeon — Mr. John Martello
Major Swindon — Mr. John Bolton***
Richard Dudgeon — Mr. Euan Morton****
The Sergeant — Mr. Larry Gleason
General Burgoyne — Mr. Edward
Hibbert***

Host: Howard Kissel

Produced and directed by David Staller.


*Sunday In The Park With George
**The 39 Steps
***Curtains
****Taboo
After the play, Hamlet, at
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Fights for Shakespeare,
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"Be the hero of your own life, not the victim ."
        
  Nora Ephron

"Never play the victim in a scene. It is
uninteresting. Playwrights write about people who
overcome their circumstances, who become their
own hero."
       Larry Gleason




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