Gielgud, Olivier, Ashcroft, Dench Great Shakespeareans: Volume XVI

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

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Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally.

In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft and Judi Dench to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field.

Author Biography

Russell Jackson is Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. He was formerly Director of the Shakespeare Institute. His books include The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film 2e (CUP, 2007) and The Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage 2e (Oxford, 2001).

Table of Contents

Series Preface
John Gielgud (1904-2000), Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham, UK)
Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), Dominic Shellard (University of Sheffield, UK)
Peggy Ashcroft (1907-1991), Carol Chillington-Rutter (University of Warwick, UK)
Judi Dench (b 1934), Kathryn Prince (Shakespeare Institute, UK)

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