By Michael Pennington
Michael Pennington's solo express approximately Shakespeare, Sweet William, has been acclaimed all through Europe and within the US as a different mix of showmanship and scholarship. during this booklet, he deepens his exploration of Shakespeare's lifestyles and paintings - and the relationship among the 2 - that lies at its heart.
It is illuminated all through by means of the unrivalled insights into the performs that Pennington has won from the twenty thousand hours he has spent engaged on them as a number one actor, an inventive director and a director - and because the writer of 3 past books on person Shakespeare plays.
With functional research, splendidly certain and wonderful interpretations of characters and scenes, and shiny reflections on Shakespeare’s theatre and ours, the result's a masterclass of the main stress-free sort for theatregoers, execs, scholars and a person attracted to Shakespeare.
'A excellent and intimate insider’s consultant to Shakespeare from considered one of our best classical actors.' Gregory Doran
'Shakespeare comes splendidly to existence in Michael’s superbly written book.' Rupert Everett
'engaging, soaking up, congenial, informative... a must-read for somebody drawn to Shakespeare from virtually any perspective - actor, drama pupil, instructor, director, technician, literature pupil or viewers member' The Stage
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Sweet William: A User's Guide to Shakespeare (Nick Hern Books) by Michael Pennington