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Sweet William  

Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare

Sweet William $42.72 ex GST
$46.99 inc GST

Michael Pennington has spent over 20,000 hours performing, directing and writing about Shakespeare. In Sweet William he examines the plays in the order of their writing (more or less) and illuminates them with his own very considerable understanding of the theatre then and now. With wonderfully apt quotations from the works, analyses of little-known passages, and reflections on changing acting styles, the result is a Shakespeare masterclass which brings new understanding of the man and his work.

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-568-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB


Michael Pennington has played a variety of leading roles in the West End, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, for the National Theatre and for the English Shakespeare Company, of which he was co-founder and joint Artistic Director from 1986–1992. He has also directed several productions of Shakespeare's plays, including Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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