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By Oliver Ford Davies

A special perception into Shakespeare's so much monumentally complicated personality - and the play that bears his identify - from a hugely revered actor and previous educational.

The genesis for Playing Lear got here whilst Oliver Ford Davies was once requested to play Lear for the Almeida Theatre in 2002. The booklet is either an in-depth research of the play, during which the writer appears to be like on the many attainable interpretations of either play and personality, and a practice session diary within which we see the author’s own trip throughout the position, beginning together with his second look of the textual content and culminating within the first evening functionality and beyond.

Playing Lear comes with sixteen pages of creation photos, and is written with nice readability and conception and with all of the rigour and authority one might count on from a former educational and drama critic.

‘Of the numerous books i've got examine performing Shakespeare, this is often some of the most clever and sincere' John Barton

'One of the main relocating and clever Lears i've got ever obvious ... such fact, and such readability, that one seems like cheering' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

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