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09-25-2005, 03:53 AM
HI,everyone, I am an university student from China. Now our university is having a drama night and our team is going to perform the winter's tale. I am one of the directors and I am trying my best to do my job. As I am new to the shakespeare's world, I badly need your help and advice. Are there anyone who knows how I can find some audios about this play? I have heard that when you are studying shakespeare, you cannot just read the text. you must learn to appreciate its sounds, its rhythm and the stage performance-because it is drama! I am really grateful that I can get the chance to get to know more about shakespeare through the drama night and I really want to do a good job. So any suggestions and comments are welcome! Thank you very much for help!

10-21-2005, 05:32 AM
The lines tend to be spoken as lines, if they are in verse. Most of Shakespeare's nobility speak in iambic pentameter, and it is voiced like that - with strong rhythyms.