Players of Shakespeare 5, Volume 5

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 8, 2003 - Drama - 234 pages
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This is the fifth volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre on their interpretations of major Shakespearian roles. The twelve essays discuss fourteen roles in twelve different productions between 1999 and 2002, including The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Antony and Cleopatra. The contributors are Philip Voss, Ian Hughes, Aidan McArdle, ZoŽ Waites, Matilda Ziegler, Alexandra Gilbreath, Antony Sher, David Tennant, Michael Pennington, Simon Russell Beale, Richard McCabe, Frances de la Tour and the late Nigel Hawthorne.
 

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Contents

Philip Voss Prospero in The Tempest
15
Ian Hughes Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors
29
Aidan McArdle Puck and Philostrate in A Midsummer
43
Zoe Waites and Matilda Ziegler Viola and Olivia
60
Alexandra Gilbreath Hermione in The Winters Tale
74
Antony Sher Leontes in The Winters Tale and Macbeth
91
David Tennant Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
113
Michael Pennington Timon of Athens
131
Simon Russell Beale Hamlet
145
Nigel Hawthorne King Lear
178
Richard McCabe Iago in Othello
192
Frances de la Tour Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra
212
Production credits
231
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Robert Smallwood is Honorary Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and was, until his retirement in 2001, Head of Education at the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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