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Sweet William  

A User's Guide to Shakespeare

Sweet William $27.26 ex GST
$29.99 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 and illuminates them with his own 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 reflects his own understanding of the man and his work.

“Michael Pennington is steeped in Shakespearean knowledge, and he shares it with you with the modest generosity of a drinking partner”  Sunday Times

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-344-2 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB


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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