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ProtoView Reviews - Translating Shakespeare: A Guidebook for Young Actors, by David Montee (Smith and Kraus, ©2014
ISBN 9781575258898m $21.95, paperback)
by Eithne O'Leyne, Editor
Translating Shakespeare is a guidebook for young actors that attempts to demystify the work of preparing to portray one of Shakespeare's characters for the stage. Offering students step-by-step exercises to work through the analyzing of the rhyme and meter of Shakespeare's language, the recognizing and exploitation of motivation, and antithesis. Actor and acting teacher David Montee concludes the text with detailed approaches to six different scenes, applying work and tips from throughout the text. David Montee, PhD, is was Director of Theatre at the Interlochen Center for the Arts for twenty-one years. He has performed, directed, and taught Shakespeare for several decades.
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The Latina/o Theatre Commons Second National Convening at Los Angeles Theatre Center's Encuentro 2014, was held on November 6-9, 2014. Attending were theater-makers, artists, scholars, administrators, and advocates with an interest in Latina/o theater (or the New American Theater). The purpose of the National Convening was to bring theater-makers together to see a range of contemporary Latina/o theater, and discuss art-making and aesthetics. A featured book signing at the conference included "Monologues For Latino/a Actors: A Resource Guide to the Contemporary Latino/ a Playwrights edited By Micha Espinosa and published by Smith and Kraus.

Photo 1: "Monologues for Latina/o Actors.
Photo 2: Author, Micha Espinosa and Chicago's Teatro Luna Actor,
Lisandra Tena.
Photo 3: Author, Espinosa & Theatre Communications Group's,
Jaime Martinez Rivera. (3 photos)
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