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5.0 out of 5 stars John Barton Is Amazing!
I first became aware of John Barton back in the 1980's when our PBS station here in the States carried "Playing Shakespeare With The RSC." His knowledge and discussions with the actors on Shakespeare were truly fascinating. I was thrilled when they finally released that series on DVD last year. When I came across this DVD with John Barton doing the same sort of...
Published on 26 April 2012 by L. A Leporati

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3.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare Sessions
Good DVD but not as good as the English version. Wish it was part of one rather than having to buy the English and American session separately. What more footage.
Published 16 months ago by Peter McPherson


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5.0 out of 5 stars John Barton Is Amazing!, 26 April 2012
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L. A Leporati (Brooklyn, NY) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Shakespeare Sessions With John Barton And Peter Hall (314652) (DVD) [2004]
I first became aware of John Barton back in the 1980's when our PBS station here in the States carried "Playing Shakespeare With The RSC." His knowledge and discussions with the actors on Shakespeare were truly fascinating. I was thrilled when they finally released that series on DVD last year. When I came across this DVD with John Barton doing the same sort of instruction/discussion with American actors, I had to get it. I enjoyed watching this program a great deal. As always, Barton's comments are instructive and of great interest to anyone reading/acting Shakespeare. My only complaint about the program is that it's much too short (1 hour). I could have happily listened to Barton discussing the subject matter for several hours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Barton's knowledge is a national treasure, 1 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: The Shakespeare Sessions With John Barton And Peter Hall (314652) (DVD) [2004]
Here, Barton the great expert on Shakespeare's language, works with American actors emphasising their cultural strengths as he helps them to unpick the many levels of meaning in the text. John Barton is an excellent teacher and this is a great opportunity to be able to 'audit' his classes. "The Shakespeare Sessions" is a valuable resource for teachers, students, performers and audiences who want to deepen their understanding of what these plays are saying about the human condition. Barton is old, gentle, wise, erudite and passionately committed to honouring the value of the text. He embodies a wealth of knowledge that is tantamount to a national treasure.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare Sessions, 14 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: The Shakespeare Sessions With John Barton And Peter Hall (314652) (DVD) [2004]
Good DVD but not as good as the English version. Wish it was part of one rather than having to buy the English and American session separately. What more footage.
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Re-released as Playing Shakespeare, 22 July 2010
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Graeme Withers (Melbourne, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Shakespeare Sessions With John Barton And Peter Hall (314652) (DVD) [2004]
For a decade I have longed for a copy of John Barton's Shakespeare Sessions, from the early eighties, but the sellers of the VHS and early DVD sets want many pounds for their copies. Now it is available, with extras and at a fraction of the price, on DVD as Playing Shakespeare [ASIN:B003EQ4YFO Playing Shakespeare [DVD] [1984]- one of the greatest bargains on Amazon for Shakespeare enthusiasts.
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