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By Oliver Ford Davies
A distinct perception into Shakespeare's such a lot monumentally complicated personality - and the play that bears his identify - from a hugely revered actor and previous educational.
The genesis for Playing Lear got here whilst Oliver Ford Davies used to be requested to play Lear for the Almeida Theatre in 2002. The e-book is either an in-depth research of the play, during which the writer appears on the many attainable interpretations of either play and personality, and a practice session diary within which we see the author’s own trip during the function, beginning together with his re-evaluation of the textual content and culminating within the first evening functionality and beyond.
Playing Lear comes with sixteen pages of construction photos, and is written with nice readability and conception and with the entire rigour and authority one could anticipate from a former educational and drama critic.
‘Of the various books i've got examine performing Shakespeare, this can be some of the most clever and sincere' John Barton
'One of the main relocating and clever Lears i've got ever visible ... such fact, and such readability, that one sounds like cheering' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
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Playing Lear: An insider's guide from text to performance by Oliver Ford Davies