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Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner

Abigail Rokison-Woodall

DOI: 10.5040/9781472581648

ISBN: 9781472581600

Part of the series Shakespeare in the Theatre, this book examines the work of renowned theatre director Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director of the National Theatre from 2003-2015). Featuring case studies of Hytner's Shakespeare productions and interviews with actors, designers, directors and other practitioners with whom Hytner has worked, it explores Hytner's own productions of Shakespeare's plays within their respective socio-cultural contexts and the context of Hytner's other directing work, and examines his working practices and the impact of his Artistic directorship on the centrality of Shakespeare within the repertoire of the National Theatre.

'The book will be extremely useful for anybody studying, acting and directing Shakespeare and of immense value to future theatre historians.' – Mature Times