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Players of Shakespeare 3
Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Brian Cox, Gregory Doran, Penny Downie, Ralph Fiennes, Deborah Findlay, Philip Franks, Anton Lesser, Maggie Steed, Sophie Thompson, Harriet Walter, Nicholas Woodeson
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  • Date Published: October 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521477345

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  • This is the third volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Thirteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1987 and 1991. The plays covered include Hamlet, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and important theatrical rarities such as Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus, King John, and the Henry VI plays in the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly successful adaptation retitled The Plantagenets.

    • Third paperback in the very successful Players of Shakespeare collection
    • First-hand view of working methods and preparation for the roles
    • Contains numerous illustrations of the actors in performance
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This collection of essays by actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company is an excellent revelation of the working of the actor's mind as it moves from the first awareness of Shakespeare's words and ideas through the actor's image-built-upon-image characterization....This excellent series carries on the tradition of toby Cole and Helen K. Chinoy in Actors on Acting, with a more in-depth analysis by each actor; a future Edwin Duerr would find great use for these volumes as he writes his history of the theatre." Norman Lofland, English Language Notes

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521477345
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Introduction Robert Smallwood
    The Duke in Measure for Measure Roger Allam
    Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing Maggie Steed
    Portia in The Merchant of Venice Deborah Findlay
    Solanio in The Merchant of Venice Gregory Doran
    Rosalind (and Celia) in As You Like It Sophie Thompson
    King John Nicholas Woodeson
    King Henry VI Ralph Fiennes
    Queen Margaret in Henry VI and Richard III Penny Downie
    Richard of Gloucester in Henry VI and Richard III Anton Lesser
    Thersites in Troilus and Cressida Simon Russell Beale
    Titus Andronicus Brian Cox
    Hamlet Philip Franks
    Imogen in Cymbeline Harriet Walter
    Production credits.

  • Editors

    Russell Jackson

    Robert Smallwood


    Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Brian Cox, Gregory Doran, Penny Downie, Ralph Fiennes, Deborah Findlay, Philip Franks, Anton Lesser, Maggie Steed, Sophie Thompson, Harriet Walter, Nicholas Woodeson

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