Players of Shakespeare 3: Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Cambridge University Press, 1993 - Drama - 222 pages
This is the third volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Thirteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1987 and 1991. The plays covered include Hamlet, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and important theatrical rarities such as Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus, King John, and the Henry VI plays in the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly successful adaptation retitled The Plantagenets.

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Contents

Roger Allam The Duke in Measure for Measure
21
Maggie Steed Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing
42
Gregory Doran Solanio in The Merchant of Venice
68
Nicholas Woodeson King John
87
Penny Downie Queen Margaret in Henry VI
114
Anton Lesser Richard of Gloucester in Henry VI
140
Simon Russell Beale Thersites in Troilus and Cressida
160
Brian Cox Titus Andronicus
174
Philip Franks Hamlet
189
Production credits
220
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