'First there are accessible and interesting essays about how the plays have been performed and interpreted over the years. Then there is the text, with helpful notes on the facing pages. Finally - and most innovatively - there is a CD at the back, which provides many and various extracts from the play. Useful to anyone studying or teaching Shakespeare at secondary school or college level.' The Stage, (12 April 2007) '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.' The Good Book Guide, (May 2007) '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.' Bookseller, Back to School (8 June 2007) 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.' Publishing News, Back to School (1 June 2007)Vom Verlag:
'You will experience the words of Shakespeare as you have never before, interpreted by some of the most accomplished actors of our time' Sir Derek Jacobi 'A rare and valuable resource' Andrew Wade Voice Coach, Royal Shakespeare Company The audio CD with this edition of The Taming of the Shrew contains a series of recordings to illustrate how different actors place their own interpretation on the play. Hear superb peformances from Estelle Kohler and Bill Homewood, Peter O'Toole and Sian Phillips, and Frances Barber and Roger Allam as well as narration from Sir Derek Jacobi. The text is illustrated with photographs from notable productions and film adaptations, and takes you behind the scenes with set drawings, costume designs and scene edits, all from original notes. As well as the playtext there are articles and interviews from notable Shakespeare scholars and performers. An invaluable tool for students from GCSE to A level and beyond.
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