Synopses & Reviews
This is the second volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fourteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1982 and 1987. A brief biographical note is provided for each of the contributors and an introduction places the essays in the context of the Stratford and London stages, and of the music and design for the particular productions.
"In this helpful and illuminating collection of fourteen essays by R.S.C. actors describing the roles they played with the company...light is shed on the unique hybrid that theatre is..." Stage and Television Today
This is the second volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. 14 actors describe the Shakespearean roles they have played in productions between 1982 and 1987, including Kenneth Branagh, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber, and David Suchet.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Foreword Russell Jackson; Introduction Daniel Massey; The Duke in Measure for Measure Edward Petherbridge; Armado in Love's Labour's Lost Ian McDiarmid; Shylock in The Merchant of Venice Fiona Shaw and Juliet Stevenson; Celia and Rosalind in As You Like It Alan Rickman; Jacques in As You Like It Zoe Wanamaker; Viola in Twelfth Night Kenneth Branagh; Henry V Roger Allam; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet Niamh Cusack; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet Frances Barber; Ophelia in Hamlet Antony Sher; The Fool in King Lear Ben Kingsley; Othello David Suchet; Iago in Othello; Production credits; Further reading.