Eileen Atkins on Viola
Ebook, 40 pages ISBN: 9781780018874Publication Date:
27 Apr 2017
£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)

Eileen Atkins on Viola

Performing Shakespeare

By Eileen Atkins and Julian Curry

Ebook £3.99£3.19

Eileen Atkins discusses playing Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

In each volume of the Shakespeare On Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes of a landmark Shakespearean production, recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role. They lead us through the choices they made in rehearsal, and how the character works in performance, shedding new light on some of the most challenging roles in the canon. The result is a series of individual masterclasses that will be invaluable for other actors and directors, as well as students of Shakespeare – and fascinating for audiences of the plays.

In this volume, Eileen Atkins discusses playing the role of Viola in two productions of Twelfth Night seventeen years apart: at the Old Vic Theatre in 1961, directed by Colin Graham; and in a Prospect Theatre Company production in 1978, again at the Old Vic Theatre, directed by Toby Robertson.

This interview, together with the others in the series (with actors such as Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Harriet Walter), is also available in the collection Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles by Julian Curry, with a foreword by Nicholas Hytner.

Ebook,40 pages ISBN: 9781780018874Publication Date:
27 Apr 2017
£3.99 £3.19You save £0.80 (20%)

Also by Julian Curry:

Shakespeare On Stage
Rebecca Hall on Rosalind
Chiwetel Ejiofor on Othello
Roger Allam on Falstaff
Zoë Wanamaker on Beatrice
Fiona Shaw on Katherine
Adrian Lester on Henry V
Ralph Fiennes on Coriolanus
Harriet Walter on Imogen
Alan Rickman on Jaques
Patrick Stewart on Prospero
Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2
Penelope Wilton on Isabella
Patrick Stewart on Shylock
Derek Jacobi on Malvolio
Judi Dench on Juliet
Jude Law on Hamlet
Brian Cox on Titus Andronicus
Michael Pennington on Timon of Athens
Sara Kestelman on Hippolyta and Titania
Ian McKellen on King Lear
Simon Russell Beale on Cassius
Ian McKellen on Macbeth
Helen Mirren on Cleopatra
Tim Pigott-Smith on Leontes

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