Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-01-12
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

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Part of the series Shakespeare in the Theatre, this book examines the work of renowned theatre director Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director of the National Theatre from 2003-2015). Featuring case studies of Hytner's Shakespeare productions and interviews with actors, designers, directors and other practitioners with whom Hytner has worked, it explores Hytner's own productions of Shakespeare's plays within their respective socio-cultural contexts and the context of Hytner's other directing work, and examines his working practices and the impact of his Artistic directorship on the centrality of Shakespeare within the repertoire of the National Theatre.

Author Biography

Abigail Rokison-Woodall is Lecturer at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK. She began her career as a professional actor, appearing in, amongst other productions, ITV's The Darling Buds of May. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University in 2006 after which she became a lecturer in Drama and English at Cambridge. Her monograph, Shakespearean Verse Speaking, won the inaugural Shakespeare's Globe first book award (2012). She is the author of Shakespeare for Young People: Productions, Versions and Adaptations, published by Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Education and the Early Years
Case Study: As You Like It
CHAPTER 2: Hytner and the RSC
CASE STUDY: Measure for Measure
CHAPTER 3: Hytner at the National Theatre as director
CASE STUDY: Henry V and Othello
CHAPTER 4: Hytner at the National Theatre as Artistic Director



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