Players of Shakespeare 6: Essays in the Performance of Shakespeare's History Plays

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 19, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 221 pages
This sixth volume of essays by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre is the first to focus on a single group of Shakespeare's plays--the eight history plays of the two Lancastrian tetralogies together with King John and the apocryphal Edward III. The productions represented cover the period 2000-2003 with fourteen roles in ten plays being discussed in essays by Guy Henry, Kelly Hunter, Jo Stone-Fewings, David Rintoul, Samuel West, David Troughton, Nancy Carroll, Desmond Barrit, Adrian Lester, Fiona Bell, Richard Cordery, and Henry Goodman.
 

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Contents

Robert Smallwood Introduction I
23
Kelly Hunter Constance in King John
37
Jo StoneFewings The Bastard in King John
50
David Rintoul King Edward III
68
Samuel West King Richard II
85
David Troughton Bolingbroke in Richard II
100
Nancy Carroll Lady Percy in Parts 1 and 2 of Henry IV
117
Desmond Barrit Falstaff in Parts 1 and 2 of Henry IV
128
Adrian Lester King Henry V
145
Fiona Bell Joan of Arc in Part 1 of Henry VI and Margaret
163
Richard Cordery Duke Humphrey in Parts 1 and 2
184
Henry Goodman King Richard III
198
Production credits
219
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About the author (2004)

Robert Smallwood is Honorary Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and was, until his retirement in 2001, Head of Education at the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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