Michael Pennington is a British actor, director and writer. He has played a variety of leading roles in the West End, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, for the National Theatre and for the English Shakespeare Company, of which he was co-founder and joint Artistic Director from 1986-1992. He has also directed several of Shakespeare's plays, and is the author of books on Hamlet, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, amongst others. He has toured his solo shows, Sweet William and Anton Chekhov, throughout the world.
An intensely practical account of the way Hamlet actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.
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A Study Guide
A highly accessible guide to the play, taking you scene by scene through the action, analysing moment by moment what is actually said and done, and how the staging of these moments affects our understanding of them.
An exploration of Shakespeare's life and work by a leading actor who has spent twenty thousand hours working on the plays.
An exploration of Shakespeare's life and work, illuminated by the unrivalled insights into the plays that the author Michael Pennington has gained from the twenty thousand hours he has spent working on them as a leading actor, an artistic director and a director.
An intensely practical account of the way Twelfth Night actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.
An intensely practical account of how A Midsummer Night's Dream actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.
Michael Pennington discusses playing Timon of Athens, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.