Shakespeare

This section contains books about Shakespeare and his work. For plays by Shakespeare, see Shakespeare & Contemporaries and the Shakespeare Folios series.

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Zoë Wanamaker on Beatrice

Performing Shakespeare

Zoë Wanamaker discusses playing Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries

Antony Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles, Lear, in the 2016 Royal Shakespeare Company production. Winner of the 2019 Theatre Book Prize.

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Year of the King

A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance.

Year of the Fat Knight (hardback edition)

The Falstaff Diaries

Antony Sher’s fascinating, enlightening account – richly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches – of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare’s best-known and most popular characters.

Year of the Fat Knight

The Falstaff Diaries

Antony Sher’s fascinating, enlightening account – richly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches – of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare’s best-known and most popular characters.

What Country, Friends, Is This?: Directing Shakespeare with Young Performers

A highly practical, comprehensive guide to exploring Shakespeare with young people – ideal for directors, youth theatre leaders, workshop facilitators and teachers.

Twelfth Night: A User's Guide

An intensely practical account of the way Twelfth Night actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.

Tip of the Tongue

Reflections on Language and Meaning

A wise, playful and deeply personal book by master theatre-maker Peter Brook.

Tim Pigott-Smith on Leontes

Performing Shakespeare

Tim Pigott-Smith discusses playing Leontes, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Thirteen Leading Actors in Thirteen Key Roles.

Thinking Shakespeare

A working guide for actors, directors, students… and anyone else interested in the Bard

Practical advice on how to make Shakespeare’s words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real, from a leading American director and teacher.

Sweet William: A User's Guide to Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare's life and work by a leading actor who has spent twenty thousand hours working on the plays.

Speaking the Speech

An Actor's Guide to Shakespeare

By Giles Block Foreword by Mark Rylance

An invaluable book for actors and directors who want to improve their understanding of Shakespeare’s language in order to speak it better.

Simon Russell Beale on Cassius

Performing Shakespeare

Simon Russell Beale discusses playing Cassius in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Shakespeare's Lost Play

In Search of Cardenio

A thrilling act of literary detection as Gregory Doran attempts to rediscover Shakespeare's lost play.

Shakespeare on Theatre

A unique collection of Shakespeare's every reflection on the theatre, offering fascinating insights into the man, his work, and the world of the Jacobean stage.

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Shakespeare on the Factory Floor

A Handbook for Actors, Directors and Designers

A passionate, illuminating exploration of Shakespeare's greatest plays and characters, from the director of the acclaimed theatre company Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2

Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles

Twelve leading actors take us behind the scenes of landmark Shakespearean productions, each recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role.

Shakespeare On Stage

Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles

Thirteen leading actors take us behind the scenes, each recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare's major roles.