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Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age by Jonathan Croall

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January-February 2019, no. 408
Brian McFarlane reviews 'Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age' by Jonathan Croall

Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age

by Jonathan Croall

Bloomsbury $47.99 pb, 208 pp, 9781350030763

Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age by Jonathan Croall

Reviewed by
January-February 2019, no. 408

‘It is arguably the most famous play on the planet’, writes Jonathan Croall in his introduction to this absorbing study of how the play and its eponym have gripped the imagination across the ages – and, as far as this book is concerned, particularly across the last seventy years. Whether for actor or director, Hamlet has always been ‘a supreme challenge’, making huge demands on those bringing it to theatrical life.

Brian McFarlane reviews 'Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age' by Jonathan Croall

Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age

by Jonathan Croall

Bloomsbury $47.99 pb, 208 pp, 9781350030763

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