Hardcover was published in 1985. twelve distinguished actors were asked to write about the preparation and performance of a Shakespeare role they had played in a production with the royal shakespeare company.
This is believed to be the first book of its kind. Twelve distinguished actors were asked to write about the preparation and performance of a Shakespeare role they had played in a production with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
List of productions
1. Introduction: abstracts and brief chronicles
2. Shylock in The Merchant of Venice Patrick
3. Portia in The Merchant of Venice Sinead
4. Malvolio in Twelfth Night Donald Sinden
5. Orlando in As You Like It John Bowe
6. Lavatch in All's Well That Ends Well
7. Nurse in Romeo and Juliet Brenda Bruce
8. Polonius in Hamlet Tony Church
9. Hamlet Michael Penington
10. Timon of Athens Richard Pasco
11. Postumus in Cymbeline Roger Rees
12. Hermione in The Winter's Tale Gemma Jones
13. Caliban in The Tempest David Suchet.