Sweet William - A User's Guide to Shakespeare

Sweet William - A User's Guide to Shakespeare $19.99

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Michael Pennington

Published by Nick Hern Books

"A brilliant and intimate insider's guide to Shakespeare from one of our greatest classical actors" ~ Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company

Sweet William - Michael Pennington's one-man show about Shakespeare - has been acclaimed throughout Europe and America as a unique blend of showmanship and scholarship

In this book, he further deepens his exploration of the Bard's life and work and the connection between the two

It's illuminated throughout by the unrivalled insights into the plays that Pennington has gained from a life-time spent working on them as a leading classical actor and director

It offers practical analysis, detailed and entertaining interpretations of characters and scenes, and vivid reflections on Shakespeare's theatre and ours

The result is a masterclass of the most enjoyable kind for anyone interested in Shakespeare


"Michael Pennington is a great Shakespearian actor who writes with the authority of an academic. His book analyses the plays, the characters and the playwright's life. It will intrigue, entertain and challenge students, actors and their audiences" ~ Ian McKellen

"Shakespeare comes wonderfully to life in Michael's beautifully written book" ~ Rupert Everett

"Irresistibly readable" ~ Peter Brook

NOTE: For a DVD of a live performance of Sweet William, click here

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