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Publisher Comments:

"Pennington's great experience of the play...love for it...depth of knowledge...of many productions and interpretations culminate in a book of infinite value to any actor, director and above all to any passionate playgoer...written with passion, humor and rigor...an excellent read." -Ralph Fiennes

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A nurse/philosopher develops an account of what moral principles are sound, how we apply them to complex situations, and what makes it reasonable to treat individuals in accordance with particular moral principles. She discusses animals rights, obligations to future generations, abortion, limiting medical treatment, and euthanasia, showing how general principles can generate answers to specific dilemmas. Contains summaries of theoretical conclusions so that nonprofessionals can follow the discussion of practical issues. Of interest to philosophers, and those concerned with problems in medical and environmental ethics, abortion, and animal rights.
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Synopsis:

Written by a British actor who has performed in Hamlet many times throughout his thirty-year career, this "user's guide" offers an intensely practical chronicle of how the drama actually works on stage, first scene by scene, then character by character. Michael Pennington opens and closes his book with a more personal account of his own encounters with the play and with a variety of approaches to Shakespeare in production. In all, this serious but lively and witty book will surely be of immense value to teachers, students, actors and directors. For everyone else it enriches the Hamlet experience with the professional insight that only a leading actor can provide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879100834
Author:
Pennington, Michael
Publisher:
Limelight Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Acting
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Tragedy
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Number:
1st Limelight ed.
Edition Description:
Limelight
Series Volume:
no. 2.
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.66x6.28x.67 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a British actor who has performed in Hamlet many times throughout his thirty-year career, this "user's guide" offers an intensely practical chronicle of how the drama actually works on stage, first scene by scene, then character by character. Michael Pennington opens and closes his book with a more personal account of his own encounters with the play and with a variety of approaches to Shakespeare in production. In all, this serious but lively and witty book will surely be of immense value to teachers, students, actors and directors. For everyone else it enriches the Hamlet experience with the professional insight that only a leading actor can provide.
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