Living with Shakespeare

Paperback $16.95

Vintage | Apr 09, 2013 | 528 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307742919

  • Paperback$16.95

    Vintage | Apr 09, 2013 | 528 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307742919

  • Ebook$10.99

    Vintage | Apr 09, 2013 | 528 Pages | ISBN 9780307743404

Praise

“An eclectic collection of pieces from an eclectic collection of writers about reading, directing, performing and adoring the Bard of Avon…. 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…. The collection is a consistently stimulating read, which goes a great way toward illuminating the degree to which we all live already—and can live even further—with Shakespeare.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Table Of Contents

Contents
 
Foreword: Who Else Is There? by Harold Bloom
Introduction: The Tygers Hart by Susannah Carson
 
Bill Willingham, A Little Monkey Business
Antony Sher, Speaking Shakespeare
Camille Paglia, Teaching Shakespeare to Actors
Ben Kingsley, The Architecture of Shakespeare’s Ideas
Cicely Berry, King Lear in Retrospect
Tobias Menzies, Method and Madness
Rory Kinnear, Character and Conundrum
Matt Sturges, I Know a Hawk from a Handsaw . . .
James Earl Jones, The Sun God
Eamonn Walker, Othello in Love
Barry John, Othello: A Play in Black and White
Jess Winfield, Re-revising Shakespeare
Brian Cox, “I Say it is the Moon”
Richard Scholar, Trial By Theatre, or, Free-Thinking in Julius Caesar
Stanley Cavell, Saying in The Merchant of Venice
F. Murray Abraham, Searching for Shylock
Fiasco Theatre Company, Boldness Be My Friend
Karin Coonrod, Killing Shakespeare and Making My Play
Dominic Dromgoole, Playing Shakespeare at the Globe
Angus Fletcher, Tolstoy and the Shakespearean Gesture
J. D. McClatchy, The Red Scarf
Germaine Greer, Spring Imagery in Warwickshire
James Prosek, What’s in a Name? Or, Unnamed in the Forest
David Farr, The Sea Change
Alan Gordon, Looking for Illyria
Eleanor Brown, Shakespeare’s Siblings
Eve Best, “A Star Danced”
Harriet Walter, Two Loves, or the Eternal Triangle
Jane Smiley, Odd Man Out
Margaret Drabble, The Living Drama
Joyce Carol Oates, The Tragedy of the Imagination in Anthony and Cleopatra
Maxine Hong Kingston, War and Love
Peter David, On the Terrible and Unexpected Fate of the Star-Crossed Lovers
Conor McCreery, Shakespeare and Four-Colour Magic
Julie Taymor, Rough Magic
James Franco, My Own Private River
Isabel Allende, Enamoured with Shakespeare
 
Index of Plays and Characters
Permission Acknowledgments

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