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Actors Talk About Shakespeare
Actors Talk About Shakespeare
Paperback      ISBN: 0879103647
Bravo, Shakespeare. Even today, his plays challenge celebrated actors to hone their skills and electrify audiences. Imagine the process actors undergo to recreate these spellbinding roles on stage. In an interview with the author, Kevin Kline declared that playing Shakespeare "uses a different muscle group in your head." Actors Talk About Shakespeare features personal interviews with a stellar collection of prominent American, Canadian, and British performers of Shakespeare onstage, including Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Stacy Keach, Zoe Caldwell, Martha Henry, William Hutt, Tony Church, Nicholas Pennell, and Geoff Hutchings. In conversations equivalent to a magician telling his secrets, Mary Z. Maher uncovers the actors' process. The book speaks to theater patrons, to actors both novice and experienced, and to educators who teach Shakespeare. Each chapter profiles a career in context, using the actor's words along with supporting research material. The result is a treasury of talents, tactics, and tales from veteran performers who return often to Shakespeare from careers in film and television.
Shakespeare and Language
Shakespeare and Language
Paperback      ISBN: 0521539005
Selection of the best essays from the last forty years on Shakespeare's use of language.
Henry V
Henry V
Paperback      ISBN: 1840224215
King Lear
King Lear
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1903436591
In this edition, R.A. Foakes brings to bear a number of historical perspectives and critically addresses recent explorations of "King Lear" as a play of redemption, a play of despair and a play that destabilises all commentary.
Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
Paperback      ISBN: 1471162737
Shakespearean Ressurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead
Shakespearean Ressurrection
The Art of Almost Raising the Dead
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0820704164
Shakespeare is often assumed to be the most secular of Renaissance playwrights. Yet the practical religion of the day permeates his plays. Benson (English, Malone College) examines the images of resurrection used by Shakespeare in both the comedies and tragedies. While there are no real returns from the dead in the plays, the imagery of resurrection is often used and the return of those thought dead is a common trope, especially in the comedies. Even the deaths of characters such as Romeo and Juliet, Desdemona and Hamlet are laced with images of the Christian Resurrection. Benson also looks at the ways in which Shakespeare uses a horror of resurrection in his pagan characters to contrast the positive response in Christianity. While in no way assuming that Shakespeare was proselytizing, Benson suggests that ignoring the images of resurrection and religion in the plays leaves out an important factor in the intent of the author. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cliffsnotes Shakespeare's the Taming of the Shrew
Cliffsnotes Shakespeare's the Taming of the Shrew
Paperback      ISBN: 0764586734
Provides a summary of the life and times of William Shakespeare, an introduction to the play, character analyses, critical commentaries, and a review.
The Plays of David Garrick: Complete Collection of the Social Satire, French Adaptations, Pantomimes, Christmas and Musical Plays, Preludes, Interlu
The Plays of David Garrick
Complete Collection of the Social Satire, French Adaptations, Pantomimes, Christmas and Musical Plays, Preludes, Interlu
Hardcover      ISBN: 0809309688
David Garrick
Shakespeare's Flowers
Shakespeare's Flowers
Hardcover      ISBN: 081180836x
Filthy Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Most Outrageous Sexual Puns
Filthy Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Most Outrageous Sexual Puns
Paperback      ISBN: 1592404014
A collection of bawdy extracts from the Bard's best-known works is a treasury of double entendres, erotic puns, and whimsical wordplays, from Falstaff's deathbed exploits to Hamlet's plea for Ophelia's gratification, in a lighthearted scholarly survey that places key examples in a historical context. Reprint.