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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Michael Pennington on Timon of Athens

Performing Shakespeare

Michael Pennington discusses playing Timon of Athens, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Alan Rickman on Jaques

Performing Shakespeare

Alan Rickman discusses playing Jaques in Shakespeare's As You Like It, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Fiona Shaw on Katherine

Performing Shakespeare

Fiona Shaw discusses playing Katherine in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Patrick Stewart on Shylock

Performing Shakespeare

Patrick Stewart discusses playing Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, a role he has played many times, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

Harriet Walter on Imogen

Performing Shakespeare

Harriet Walter discusses playing Imogen in Shakespeare's Cymbeline, in this ebook taken from Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 - Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Exploring Shakespeare

A Director's Notes from the Rehearsal Room

A Shakespeare masterclass from an acclaimed theatre director, going inside the rehearsal room to reveal – in unprecedented and captivating detail – exactly what happens there. An essential book for directors and actors, and a fascinating insight for anyone interested in Shakespeare.