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Playing Lear

Author: Oliver Ford Davies
Publisher: London : Nick Hern, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An insight into Shakespeare's most complex character, this book is a guide to the whole notion of Lear, written from the inside by an experienced actor who brings a restless and questing intelligence to the business of 'playing Lear'
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Ford Davies
ISBN: 1854596985 9781854596987
OCLC Number: 52381407
Description: 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
first readings --
second readings --
Lears in performance --
acting in Shakespeare --
preliminaries --
rehearsal diary: first steps --
rehearsal diary: mid-period --
rehearsal diary: resolution --
a conversation with the director --
aftermath.
Responsibility: Oliver Ford Davies.
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"From Michael Billington's Guardian review of the production: 'A highly intelligent actor..., Oliver Ford Davies has a commanding presence, a resonant voice and is every inch the patriarchal bully Read more...

 
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