RSC Shakespeare 

 

Shine the light on performance with this innovative series of 36 Shakespeare titles from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

The books include:

  • Historical overviews of Shakespeare's plays in performance 
  • Recommendations of film versions
  • Details of specific productions, conveying a sense of the extraordinary variety of possible interpretations 
  • The play itself, with clear explanatory notes on each page
  • A scene-by-scene analysis 
  • An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre 
  • A rich exploration of staging approaches to the play

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This book, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in performance. It recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible.

All’s Well that Ends Well

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

A fresh new edition of Shakespeare’s ambiguous, bittersweet fairy tale, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Antony and Cleopatra

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This new edition of Shakespeare’s classic love story, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, looks at specific productions in the play’s history, and features a completely new introduction by the acclaimed Jonathan Bate.

Coriolanus

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This new edition of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors David Farr and Greg Doran, looks at specific productions in the play’s history, and features a completely new introduction by scholar Jonathan Bate.

Cymbeline

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

A fresh new edition of Shakespeare’s magical late play, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, that includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Dominic Cooke and Emma Rice, looks at specific productions in the play’s history, and features an illuminating introduction to the play by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.

Hamlet

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This is the first edition of Hamlet to be developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and includes unique material to help the reader understand and enjoy Shakespeare on the stage as well as on the page.

Henry IV Part I

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part I in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor- Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible.

Henry IV Part II

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part II in performance, recommends film versions, and takes a detailed look at specific productions.

Henry V

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry V in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors – Nicholas Hytner, Michael Boyd and Ed Hall – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible

Henry VI

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry VI in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and a designer – Edward Hal and Michael Boyd, and Tom Piper – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible.

Julius Caesar

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

Developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this new edition includes outstanding on-page notes, a comprehensive scene-by-scene summary, a new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with celebrated directors David Farr, Ed Hall and Lucy Bailey, offering illuminating new angles on Shakespeare’s magical vision.

King John and Henry VIII

By Jake Ausburn | November 12, 2015

This book presents a historical overview of two of Shakespeare’s classical plays King John and Henry VIII in performance. It recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Gregory Doran, Josie Rourke and Gregory Thompson – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible