Acting Shakespeare

Acting Shakespeare

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
The celebrated actor offers his insights on William Shakespeare and his works, describing the challenges and rewards of acting in the Bard's works, and presenting portraits of Ashcroft, Evans, Olivier, Redgrave, and Richardson.

Blackwell North Amer
In his two seasons at London's Old Vic Theatre from 1929 to 1931 John Gielgud established himself in the forefront of Shakespearean actors, and in the six decades since then he has scaled the heights of most of the great parts, from Romeo, Richard II and Hamlet, to Macbeth, Lear and Prospero. American theatregoers acclaimed his 1936 Hamlet, which broke all previous records for the run of the play on Broadway, ironically exceeded only by his own production with Richard Burton in the title-role in 1964. In the Fifties and Sixties he toured his solo Shakespeare recital Ages of Man in more than sixty cities in Canada and the United States and recorded it for television; in 1959 he brought his original Stratford-on-Avon production of Much Ado About Nothing to Boston and New York, where he bade farewell to his brilliant Benedick.

Baker
& Taylor

The renowned actor draws on his experiences with Shakespeare's plays, as both actor and director, to illuminate the challenges of staging Shakespeare's works

Publisher: New York : Scribner : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780684195117
0684195119
Branch Call Number: 792.95 GIELG
Characteristics: xi, 192 pages 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, John 1937-
Notes: Includes index
"A Robert Stewart book."
Originally published: Great Britain : Sidgwick & Jackson, c1991

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