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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Performing Shakespeare

Preparation, Rehearsal, Performance

An authoritative, hands-on guide through the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare.

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.

Brutus and Other Heroines

Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women

Award-winning actress Harriet Walter shares insights gleaned from her vast experience of performing some of Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female.

Shakespeare Monologues for Women

Fifty monologues for women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Shakespeare Monologues for Men

Fifty monologues for men drawn from across the Shakespeare canon, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Shakespeare Monologues for Young Men

Forty monologues for young men drawn from across the whole of Shakespeare's canon, complete with summaries, ideas for consideration and a glossary. Part of the Nick Hern Books Good Audition Guides series.

Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women

Forty monologues for young women, drawn from across the whole of Shakespeare's canon, complete with summaries, ideas for consideration and a glossary. Part of the Nick Hern Books Good Audition Guides series.

Drama Games for Exploring Shakespeare

Dozens of games to help bring Shakespeare’s plays to life in the classroom or rehearsal room – making them fun and accessible to actors, students, directors and teachers.

Preface to The Merchant of Venice

Unrivalled practical insights from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time. With a foreword by Richard Eyre.

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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Evoking (and forgetting!) Shakespeare

Renowned theatre director Peter Brook on the essential questions facing anyone performing Shakespeare today.

Tip of the Tongue

Reflections on Language and Meaning

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

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.

The Quality of Mercy

Reflections on Shakespeare

One of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.

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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A User's Guide

An intensely practical account of how A Midsummer Night's Dream actually works on stage, by an acclaimed actor and director.

Playing Lear

An insider's guide from text to performance

A unique insight into Shakespeare's most monumentally complex character - and the play that bears his name - from a highly respected actor and former academic.