This is a new edition for a new generation compact and concise with the facts, the way modern students and actors need it. The pay-off of the book according to Sir Peter is simple it will make you a better actor! Written by the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, this really is advice from the expert. Shakespeare tells the actor when to go fast and when to go slow; when to pause, when to come in on cue and when to accent a word. His text is full of such clues. Shakespeare heard the lines as he wrote them. Shakespeare s Advice to the Players makes watching or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.