Acting Shakespeare

Acting Shakespeare

by John Gielgud


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(Applause Books). From the London Sunday Telegraph : Acting Shakespeare is extraordinary. The tone of the voice is unmistakably Sir John's, the atmosphere congenial. We're in the company of our greatest actor, who holds in his hands the last links of a chain of tradition leading to Shakespeare himself ... this book is crucial for anyone who believes that Shakespeare on the stage should be Shakespeare at his greatest ... Gielgud is by turns, wise, witty and wicked, but unfailingly modest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557833747
Publisher: Applause
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Applause Books Series
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Shakespeare - Hit or Miss?xi
1.Directing - The Old Vic - Hamlet28
2.Romeo and Juliet - Richard II - King Lear40
4.The Merchant of Venice - Measure for Measure - Twelfth Night - Much Ado About Nothing - A Midsummer Night's Dream60
5.Julius Caesar - Othello - Wolsey in Henry VIII - Chimes at Midnight70
6.Scenery - Costumes80
7.Company Ensembles - Shakespeare the Man - 'Effects'88
8.The Tempest - On Stage and Film94
Appendix IThe Critics106
Appendix IIThe Hamlet Tradition131
Appendix IIIHarley Granville-Barker on King Lear175
Appendix IVShakespeare Plays Directed by John Gielgud187
Appendix VThe Casts189

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