By (author) Oliver Ford Davies
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Playing Lear by Oliver Ford Davies
Book DescriptionA unique insight into Shakespeare's most monumentally complex character - and the play that bears his name - from a widely experienced actor and former academic. The seeds of this book were sown when the renowned Almeida Theatre asked Oliver Ford Davies to play King Lear in their forthcoming production...Playing Lear is not just a rehearsal diary - though Ford Davies shows us much of the process involved in finding his character. Rather, the book is a companion-guide to the whole notion of Lear, written from the inside by a mightily experienced actor (formerly both an academic and a drama critic) who brings a restless and questing intelligence to the infinitely complex business of 'playing Lear'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854596987
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on a lifetime's experience of playing Shakespearean roles, the author offers advice to actors, directors and drama students on a variety of scenes, characters, speeches and individual lines from Shakespeare's plays. He takes us through the process of Preparation, Rehearsal and Performance.
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Author Biography - Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies was a university lecturer, and then a regional drama critic for the Guardian, before turning to acting. In a long career, he has played major roles for the RSC and the National, scoring a particular hit in David Hare's Racing Demons at the National Theatre. His Lear for the Almeida in early 2002 marked his debut in the role.
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