Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays The Rent: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)Judi Dench (author)
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Recounted with Dame Judi Dench's characteristic twinkling wit, this endlessly fascinating volume finds the legendary actress reflecting on every Shakesperean performance in her stellar career.
Cavorting naked through the Warwickshire countryside painted green.
Acting opposite a child with a pumpkin on his head.
These are just a few of the things Dame Judi Dench has done in the name of Shakespeare.
For the very first time, Judi opens up about every Shakespearean role she has played throughout her seven-decade career, from Lady Macbeth and Titania to Ophelia and Cleopatra. In a series of intimate conversations with actor & director Brendan O'Hea, she guides us through Shakespeare's plays with incisive clarity, revealing the secrets of her rehearsal process and inviting us to share in her triumphs, disasters, and backstage shenanigans.
Interspersed with vignettes on audiences, critics, company spirit and rehearsal room etiquette, she serves up priceless revelations on everything from the craft of speaking in verse to her personal interpretations of some of Shakespeare's most famous scenes, all brightened by her mischievous sense of humour, striking level of honesty and a peppering of hilarious anecdotes, many of which have remained under lock and key until now.
Instructive and witty, provocative and inspiring, this is ultimately Judi's love letter to Shakespeare, or rather, The Man Who Pays The Rent.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm
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“Entertaining and enchanting.”
Loved it .Funny ,entertaining ,witty and full of theatrical anecdotes.I have already recommended it to friends .A real gem .
“Such fun - I loved it”
I share Judi’s love of Shakespeare and I love reading about an actor’s approach to the plays as it is very different to a teacher’s view of the plays. I loved her mischievous sense of humour (apart from the... More
“Judi at her best!”
I loved the book and could hear her splendid voice, cracking occasionally as it does, speaking through every page with the occasional giggle.
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