Michael Pennington takes us on a fascinating journey through King Lear from the point of view of the play's characters. Part memoir, part analysis, part adventure story, this book delves into the unique production of Lear that Pennington led in New York in 2014. An original and candid approach to Shakespeare's classic from one of today's finest actor-writers at the top of his form.
About the Author
One of the world's major Shakespearian actors, Michael Pennington has played Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Berowne, Angelo, Richard II, Coriolanus, Macbeth, Henry V and Leontes in The Winter's Tale. In 2004 he gave the British Academy Shakespeare Lecture, the first practitioner to do so since 1925. He played Oedipus on BBC TV, Jude the Obscure on radio and Michael Foot in The Iron Lady. He is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including Sweet William - Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare, and of Are You There, Crocodile - Inventing Anton Chekhov. He continues to tour his solo shows, Sweet William and Anton Chekhov, throughout the world.