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Living with Shakespeare : essays by writers, actors, and directors

Author: Susannah Carson
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects essays from actors, directors, and writers, including Brian Cox, James Earl Jones, and Joyce Carol Oates, about their appreciation of the famed playwright.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Carson
ISBN: 9780307742919 0307742911
OCLC Number: 793578915
Description: xxviii, 500 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A little monkey business / Bill Willingham --
Speaking Shakespeare / Sir Anthony Sher --
Teaching Shakespeare to actors / Camille Paglia --
The architecture of ideas / Sir Ben KIngsley --
King Lear in retrospect / Cicely Berry --
Method and madness / Tobias Menzies --
Character and conundrum / Rory Kinnear --
In know a hawk from a handsaw regardless of the weather, but that's pretty much it / Matt Sturges --
The sun god / James Earl Jones --
Othello in love / Eamonn Walker --
Othello: a play in black and white / Barry John --
Re-revising Shakespeare / Jess Winfield --
"I say it is the moon" / Brian Cox --
The question of Coriolanus / Ralph Fiennes --
Trial by theatre, or, Free-thinking in Julius Caesar / Richard Scholar --
Saying in The Merchant of Venice / Stanley Cavell --
Searching for Shylock / F. Murray Abraham --
Boldness be my friend / Fiasco Theater --
Killing Shakespeare and making my play / Karin Coonrod --
Playing Shakespeare at the Globe / Dominic Dromgoole --
Tolstoy and the Shakespearean gesture / Angus Fletcher --
The red scarf / J.D. McClatchy --
Spring imagery in Warwickshire / Germaine Greer --
What's in a name? or, Unnamed in the forest / James Prosek --
The sea change / David Farr --
Looking for Illyria / Alan Gordon --
Shakespeare's siblings / Eleanor Brown --
"A star danced" / Eve Best --
Two loves, or, The eternal triangle / Dame Harriet Walter --
Odd man out / Jane Smiley --
The living drama / Dame Margaret Drabble --
The tragedy of imagination in Antony and Cleopatra / Joyce Carol Oates --
War and love / Maxine Hong Kingston --
On the terrible and unexpected fate of the star-crossed lovers / Peter David --
Shakespeare and four-colour magic / Conor McCreery --
Rough magic / Julie Taymor --
My Own Private River / James Franco --
Enamoured with Shakespeare / Isabel Allende.
Responsibility: edited by Susannah Carson ; Foreword by Harold Bloom.

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Collects essays from actors, directors, and writers, including Brian Cox, James Earl Jones, and Joyce Carol Oates, about their appreciation of the famed playwright.

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