By Oliver Ford Davies
A particular perception into Shakespeare's so much monumentally complicated personality - and the play that bears his identify - from a hugely revered actor and previous educational.
The genesis for Playing Lear got here while Oliver Ford Davies used to be requested to play Lear for the Almeida Theatre in 2002. The booklet is either an in-depth research of the play, within which the writer seems on the many attainable interpretations of either play and personality, and a practice session diary within which we see the author’s own trip during the function, beginning together with his second look of the textual content and culminating within the first evening functionality and beyond.
Playing Lear comes with sixteen pages of creation pictures, and is written with nice readability and notion and with the entire rigour and authority one might count on from a former educational and drama critic.
‘Of the various books i've got examine performing Shakespeare, this is often probably the most clever and sincere' John Barton
'One of the main relocating and clever Lears i've got ever obvious ... such fact, and such readability, that one sounds like cheering' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
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Playing Lear: An insider's guide from text to performance by Oliver Ford Davies