Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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.

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Antony and Cleopatra

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.

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Coriolanus

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.

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Cymbeline

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.

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Henry IV Part I

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.

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Henry V

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

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Henry VI

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.

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Julius Caesar

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.

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