The Lear Diaries The Story of the Royal National Theatre"s Productions of Shakespeare"s Richard III and King Lear by Brian Cox

Cover of: The Lear Diaries | Brian Cox

Published by Heinemann .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Theatre, drama,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Theater,
  • Performing Arts,
  • English,
  • Plays,
  • Theater - History & Criticism,
  • Theater - General

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10185709M
ISBN 100413698807
ISBN 109780413698803
OCLC/WorldCa35147465

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The Lear Diaries is a frank and authentic account of the investigation into the possibilities of the text, and as the company embark on a worldwide tour, Cox considers the shifting sands of the play's identity and meaning to so many other countries.5/5(2).

The book did that – fascinatingly revealing how a performance develops over the course of a year and through the experience of many things.

References to past performances, stage design, to different styles of playing Lear, to thoughts emerging through readings, to the casting and the rehearsals all add to the study.5/5(13).

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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Brian Cox (Author) Reviews: 2. Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is Sher’s account of researching, rehearsing and performing what is arguably Shakespeare’s most challenging role, known as the Everest of Acting.

His strikingly honest, illuminating and witty commentary provides an intimate, first-hand look at the development of his Lear and of the production as a whole.5/5(13). The Lear Diaries: The Story of the Royal National Theatre's Productions of Shakespeare's "Richard III" and "King Lear".

(6 ratings by Goodreads) Paperback. Diaries, /5(6). The Lear Diaries: The Story of the Royal National Theatre's Productions of Shakespeare's Richard III and King Lear (Diaries, Letters and Essays) Cox, B. ISBN ISBN   About The Lear Diaries.

One of the most frank and authentic accounts yet written of the pressures placed on today's stars. King Lear is perhaps the most challenging role in the Shakespearian canon. Indirected by Deborah Warner, Brian Cox gave a highly-acclaimed performance.

The Lear Diaries: The Story of the Royal National Theatre's Productions of Shakespeare's "Richard III" and "King Lear" - Diaries, Letters and Essays (Paperback) Brian Cox (author) Sign in to write a review. Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is Sher’s account of researching, rehearsing and performing what is arguably Shakespeare’s most challenging role, known as the Everest of Acting.

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Inrising actor and recent Royal Shakespeare Company arrival Antony Sher played the Fool to Michael Gambon's King in the RSC's production of King Lear. Shortly after, he came back to Stratford to play Richard III -- a breakthrough performance that would transform his career, winning him the Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' The Lear Diaries book Theatre Awards for Best Actor.

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing what is arguably Shakespeare's most challenging role, known as the Everest of Acting.

His strikingly honest, illuminating and witty commentary provides an intimate, first-hand look at the development of his Lear and of the production as a whole.

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[Brian Cox] Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is published by Nick Hern Books and is out now. For a chance to win a signed copy of the book, visit BroadwayWorld's Twitter or Facebook. Year of the Mad King: The King Lear Diaries, Sir Antony’s account of his creation of King Lear for the RSC, was declared the winner of the Theatre Book Prize (for books published in ) at the ceremony on 11th June.

The announcement was made at the Delfont Room of the Prince of Wales Theatre by actor and dramatist David Wood. This book, Year of the Mad King:The Lear Diaries, is Sher's account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles.

His honest, illuminating and witty commentary provides an intimate, first-hand look at the development of his Lear and the production as a whole. Lear's primary residence was in England throughwhen he settled in San Remo, Italy.

He also traveled extensively, and usually took at least one long trip each year, often in search of new artistic material. These diaries describe travels in Egypt, England, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, and Switzerland, among other places.

The idea behind this blog is to publish full transcripts of Edward Lear’s diaries, from 1 Januaryyears after they were written. The first four years () ― which also included links to biographical entries for the people Lear mentioned and an index of entries ― were originally published as part ofand are still available there.

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is Sher’s account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles. His honest, illuminating and witty commentary provides an intimate, first-hand look at the development of his Lear and the production as a whole. Chaired by Sue MacGregor.

Tomorrow I will resume posting Edward Lear’s diaries from the date I stopped over a year ago. I will try to publish two-three entries a day until I reach the end ofat which point Lear will be in Malta: the journal for that period is available in John Varriano’s book, so I will skip it.I expect to be able to begin posting day by day at a year interval again by the summer.

The Book Haven has a wide selection for fifth year English school books to choose from. Order Leaving Cert English school kooks from our online school books store. I wrote the review below exactly one year ago for a newsletter of the Edward Lear Society that never appeared.

Even though it is too late to visit the exhibition, you may still be able to order the book: it contains the full text (but not the dinner-table maps) of Edward Lear’s diary during his stay in Malta.

I take this opportunity to announce that I will be resuming posting the. books based on votes: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.

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Get this from a library. Edward Lear diaries, [Edward Lear; Giorgi Kokali; Charles Letts (Holdings) Limited.] -- Diary entries by Edward Lear from untilshortly before his death.

The entries frequently discuss his paintings, as well as his health problems and depression. Lear's primary residence was. The year was a dramatic one in English history, not unlike in American history.

In the summer of there was an outbreak of the plague, serious enough by. The following is one of Lear’s earliest autobiographical picture stories, from the mid s according to Liebert (from whose book, Lear in the Original, the story is taken), but it was more probably drawn inwhen Lear was in England after four years in Italy.

To the same period also belongs a longer series of pictures illustrating the adventures with Phipps Hornby in Scotland, now in. Read Book Year Of The Mad King The Lear Diariesto the bookshops to pick up this diary of his King Lear experience.

Book review: Year of the Mad King - British Theatre Guide Following his debut as a writer with Year of the King (), an account of playing Richard III, he has written four novels.

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