Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare
By (author) Michael Pennington
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Sweet William by Michael Pennington
Book DescriptionMichael Pennington has spent over 20,000 hours performing and working with Shakespeare. Loosely based on his popular one-man show, Pennington illustrates the little we know about Shakespeare's childhood, early marriage, his roles as an actor, with wonderfully apt quotations from the works.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854595683
(198mm x 129mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Pennington
King Lear in Brooklyn, Paperback (May 2016)
An original approach to Shakespeare's King Lear: Michael Pennington takes us on a fascinating journey through the play from the point of view of Lear himself and others.
Let Me Play the Lion Too, Paperback (January 2015)
How do you prepare for your first day on the set? Why might a bad audition lead to a good job offer? How should you research? What's the effect of a long tour on your love-life? Can you have a glass of wine before a matinee? What's the difference between transitive and intransitive corpsing? This book deals with these questions.
Sweet William: A User's Guide to Shakespeare, Paperback (December 2013)
A unique, personal guide to Shakespeare's life and plays told through the experience of one of our leading classical actors.
Three Sisters, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Michael Pennington
Plays only release their true meaning on stage. After an introduction to the historical background of Chekhov's play, the reader is conducted scene by scene through the Action of the play, followed by a discussion of the Characters, the Setting, Staging, Lighting, Costumes Props and Furniture.
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Author Biography - Michael Pennington
Michael Pennington is one of the UK's leading Shakespearean actors and directors. He is the author of three guides to performing Shakespeare. He has recently toured the country extensively with his one-man show, 'Sweet William'. Praise for the author's one-man show of the same name, which was rapturously received on tour in the UK, in the US and in the West End (February 2008): 'Pennington's ideas - original and refreshing - are gracefully plaited to the little we know of Shakespeare's life.' Observer 'What a superb and constantly stimulating guide Pennington proves... warm, wise and illuminating.' Daily Telegraph 'Michael Pennington is steeped in Shakespearean knowledge, and he shares it with you with the modest generosity of a drinking partner'. John Peter, Sunday Times
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