The Quality of Mercy - Reflections on Shakespeare

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Peter Brook - HARDBACK

Published by Nick Hern Books

Unique insights from one of the world's most influential and admired theatre directors

Peter Brook's legendary Shakespearean productions have had the most profound influence of any living director on modern interpretations of the plays

Author of The Empty Space, a seminal text since its publication in 1968, this revered theatre director reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics ...

... such questions as who was the man who wrote Shakespeare's plays, why Shakespeare is never out of date, how to approach Shakespeare's verse and why actors should forget Shakespeare when performing his plays

He also revisits some of the plays which he has directed with notable brilliance, such as King Lear, Titus Andronicus and, of course, A Midsummer Night's Dream

These nine articles most of them published for the first time offer illuminating and provocative insight into the minds of two Masters


"One of the great inventors of the theatre ... To travel three hours with Peter Brook you have to cleanse your mind of all inhibitions, most knowledge and a good deal of your preconceptions" ~ The Stage

" ... Brook's genius, modesty, and brilliance shine through on every page" ~ James Shapiro, author of 1599 - A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

" ... it is a thing of beauty - elegant, insightful and immensely readable and accessible. It will be snapped up by anyone interested in Shakespeare and theatre and also those who are looking for a literary gift. In the age of the electronic book this one will remind people of the strengths of the printed book" ~ Ian Higham, Nick Hern Books

A slim, elegant Hardback - great value


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