Players of Shakespeare 5, Volume 5
This is the fifth volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre on their interpretations of major Shakespearian roles. The twelve essays discuss fourteen roles in twelve different productions between 1999 and 2002, including The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Antony and Cleopatra. The contributors are Philip Voss, Ian Hughes, Aidan McArdle, ZoŽ Waites, Matilda Ziegler, Alexandra Gilbreath, Antony Sher, David Tennant, Michael Pennington, Simon Russell Beale, Richard McCabe, Frances de la Tour and the late Nigel Hawthorne.
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Philip Voss Prospero in The Tempest
Ian Hughes Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors
Aidan McArdle Puck and Philostrate in A Midsummer
ZoŽ Waites and Matilda Ziegler Viola and Olivia
Alexandra Gilbreath Hermione in The Winters Tale
Antony SherLeontes in The Winters Tale and Macbeth
David Tennant Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
Simon Russell Beale Hamlet
Nigel Hawthorne King Lear
Richard McCabe Iago in Othello
Frances de la Tour Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra
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