Shakespeare and Me
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Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Shakespeare and Me, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture. We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, Sir Ben Kingsley on communicating Shakespeare's ideas through performance, Julie Taymor on turning Prospero into Prospera, Brian Cox on social conflict in his time and ours, Germaine Greer on the playwright's home life, Dame Harriet Walter on the complexity of his heroines, and Sir Antony Sher on feeling at home in Shakespeare's language. Together they provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare's works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced.
'All will find light and warmth, comfort and companionship in these glowing pages." Kirkus Reviews
'A cornucopia of delights for lovers of the Bard.' Booklist
'Lively.... Thought-provoking... consistently stimulating read.' Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Contributors- Murray Abraham, Isabel Allende, Cicely Berry, Eve Best, Eleanor Brown, Stanley Cavell, Karin Coonrod, Brian Cox, Peter David, Margaret Drabble, Dominic Dromgoole, David Farr, Fiasco Theater, Ralph Fiennes, Angus Fletcher, James Franco, Alan Gordon, Germaine Greer, Barry John, James Earl Jones, Sir Ben Kingsley, Maxine Hong Kingston, Rory Kinnear, J. D. McClatchy, Conor McCreery, Tobias Menzies, Joyce Carol Oates, Camille Paglia, James Prosek, Richard Scholar, Sir Antony Sher, Jane Smiley, Matt Sturges, Julie Taymor, Eamonn Walker, Dame Harriet Walter, Bill Willingham, Jess Winfield
Book details and technical specifications
Published: May 2014
Number of pages: 528
Width: 14.6 mm
Height: 4.5 mm
Depth: 22.2 mm
Publisher: not specified