The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare (Hardcover)

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The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare (Hardcover)


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In The Quality of Mercy, one of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.

In this sequence of essays - all but one published here for the first time - Peter Brook debates such questions as who was the man who wrote Shakespeare's plays, why Shakespeare is never out of date, and how actors should approach Shakespeare's verse. He also revisits some of the plays which he has directed with notable brilliance, including King Lear, Titus Andronicus and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Taken as a whole, this short but immensely wise book offers an illuminating and provocative insight into a great director's relationship with our greatest playwright.

"An invaluable gift from the greatest Shakespeare director of our time... Brook's genius, modesty, and brilliance shine through on every page." - James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Product Details ISBN: 9781848422612
ISBN-10: 184842261X
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publication Date: August 27th, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English