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Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner

by Abigail Rokison-Woodall


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.


NTRODUCTION; PART 1; CHAPTER 1: Education and the Early Years; Case Study: As You Like It; CHAPTER 2: Hytner and the RSC; CASE STUDY: Measure for Measure; CHAPTER 3: Hytner at the National Theatre – as director; CASE STUDY: Henry V and Othello; CHAPTER 4: Hytner at the National Theatre – as Artistic Director; PART 2: INTERVIEWS; Timeline; Bibliography.