Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare in Performance
Written by William Shakespeare
Part of the Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series
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Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare in Performance by William ShakespeareThe audio CD with this edition of Romeo & Juliet contains a series of unique recordings to illustrate how different actors place their own interpretation on the play. Hear Ellen Terry in a 1911 recording. Compare that to Kate Beckinsale in a modern version made in 1997. There are also superb performances from Kenneth Branagh, Sir John Gielgud, Dame Judi Dench and Joseph Fiennes. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs from notable productions, including Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 movie production, the RSC's 1976 production and Baz Luhrmann's 1996 movie production. The book also takes you behind the scenes with reproductions of set drawings, costume designs and scene edits, all from original notes. As well as the playtext, there are articles covering a range of topics including 'In Production: Romeo & Juliet through the Years' by Jill L. Levenson, 'Romeo & Juliet in Popular Culture' by Douglas Lanier, 'A Voice Coach's Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare' by Andrew Wade and 'In the Age of Shakespeare' by Thomas Garvey. The Sourcebooks Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet is an invaluable tool for students of all ages from GCSE to A Level and beyond.
'This intriguing series focuses on Shakespeare in performance... The books themselves are packed with information - photographs of key performances, essays on productions, and interviews with actors and directors. Opposite each play text an extensive glossary explains unfamiliar words, and the audio clips are marked alongside corresponding scenes... The CDs reinforce the beauty and power of the language in performance, and will undoubtedly enhance anyone's understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays, as they were meant to be experienced.'
'This new Shakespeare book and CD brings Shakespeare's plays leaping to life. This innovative format contains text, audio and illustration... This is a revolutionary resource.'
[Review of Richard III] 'A complete package for anyone wanting to study the play itself, and the performance dimension... It is complemented by an excellent CD which includes narrative by Derek Jacobi set alongside contrasting performances from major productions of the play with some of the greatest stage interpretations of the Bard's work.
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Mixed media product
Contains CD-Audio and Paperback
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Methuen Drama an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1st March 2007
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