The Quality of Mercy

ISBN: 9781848422612
Author: Peter Brook
Publication Date: 23/04/2013
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.

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In The Quality of Mercy, one of the world’s most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.

In this sequence of essays – all but one published here for the first time – Peter Brook debates such questions as who was the man who wrote Shakespeare’s plays, why Shakespeare is never out of date, and how actors should approach Shakespeare’s verse. He also revisits some of the plays which he has directed with notable brilliance, such as King Lear, Titus Andronicus and, of course, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Taken as a whole, this short but immensely wise book offers an illuminating and provocative insight into a great director’s relationship with our greatest playwright.

‘An invaluable gift from the greatest Shakespeare director of our time… Brook’s genius, modesty, and brilliance shine through on every page’ James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

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