Monday, May 03, 2004

Eyewitness acciount of veteran actor Jonathan McMurtry's 'Speaking Shakespeare' class at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Point Loma, San Diego: "What defines poetry anyway?" he asks to open his class. The Shakespeare text has landed in a new resting place atop an old piano in the corner of the theater ... "You have to love the words," he tells the class. "In Shakespeare, especially, what you speak is what you say. ... You say the words and you ... your character ... has to make me want to hear them. The imagery seduces the audience into listening."


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