TheatreBooks carries a complete range of the plays of William Shakespeare, as
well as other titles about his life, work and times.
Inspired by Shakespeare
Life & Times
Players of Shakespeare 5
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. Included in this volume are Simon Russell Beale, Nigel Hawthorne, Antony Sher, Zoe Waites and more! Softcover, 234 pp. $34.95.
Performing Shakespeare: Preparation Rehearsal Performance
Oliver Ford Davies
Drawing on a lifetime's experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies offers practical advice to actors, speeches and individual lines from almost every one of the plays. Performing Shakespeare is an authoritative, hands-on guide through the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare. Softcover, 274 pp. $27.95.
Once More Unto The Speech, Dear Friends: Monologues from Shakepeare's First Folio with Modern Text Versions for Comparison
To stay on top of his or her game, the Shakespearean actor needs
more knowledge of what makes the play tick, especially since the
early plays demand a different style from the later ones. Each genre
(comedy, history, tragedy) has different requirements. This three-volume
set will help actors discover the extra details of humanity that
the original Folio texts automatically offer. It includes 900 separate
audition possibilities, 600 more monologues than in any other series
and is useful for beginners as well as more experienced actors. Softcover,
428 pp. $25.50.
Advice To the Players
Playing Lear: An Insider's Guide from Text to Performance
Oliver Ford Davies
This is Oliver Ford Daivies's exhaustive account of playing King Lear. We follow
him as he investigates the text, the four-hundred-year history of the play and
the many previous Lears he has encountered. This marvelous book will help any
actor, director, or theatre goers resolve the plethora of complexities encountered
in this Everest among Shakespearean roles. Softcover, 211 pp. $37.95.
Actors on Shakespeare: Henry IV Part II
These wonderful guides provide incomparable insight into the plays
of Shakespeare, from an actor's point-of-view. Other titles in the
series include: Othello by James Earl Jones, Henry VI Part
I by David Oyelowo, and Much Ado About
Nothing by Saskia Reeves. Softcover, 110 pp. $15.00.
The Shakespeare Sessions
with John Barton
Focusing on language as the way into the world of Shakespeare's plays, legendary
directors and founders of the Royal Shakespeare Company, John Barton and Sir
Peter Hall, have devised a series of workshops to help actors and directors
illuminate the Bard's plays. This one-of-a-kind DVD features the American workshops,
conducted with Kevin Kline, Dustin Hoffman, Cynthia Nixon, Harriet Walter,
Charles S. Dutton and Liev Schreiber. Actors and directors of all ages and
levels of experience will eagerly devour the overflowing wealth of hints, tips,
notes, and advice contained on this remarkable resource. DVD. $199.95.
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