New book by Harriet Walter on playing Shakespeare's roles for womenTuesday, July 12, 2016
Leading theatre publishers Nick Hern Books are to publish a new book by acclaimed actress Harriet Walter, which shares insights and advice gleaned from her vast experience of performing some of Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female.
Due for release on 27 October, Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women is an invaluable guide for actors taking on the parts themselves, an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding gender equality in the arts, and a brilliant, intimate celebration of Shakespeare's plays.
It is published as Harriet Walter appears in the Donmar Warehouse’s Shakespeare Trilogy, reprising her acclaimed performances as Brutus in Julius Caesar and in the title role in Henry IV in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female productions, as well as taking on the role of Prospero in The Tempest.
The Shakespeare Trilogy runs 23 September–17 December 2016, in a specially-built temporary theatre in King’s Cross, London. For more information, visit the Donmar website here.