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krystal89 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted December 6, 2007 at 2:50 AM via web

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What does Hamlet’s instructions to the players tell us about the acting style of many actors of the Elizabethan period?

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 6, 2007 at 3:05 AM (Answer #1)

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Hamlet tells them to deliver the lines naturally as if they were talking to anyone in normal conversation.  He instructs them repeatedly not to overact.  From this, we get the idea that many actors during this time period were overly dramatic and unnatural when they delivered their lines.

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