A Year of Shakespeare gives a uniquely expert and exciting overview of the largest Shakespeare celebration the world has ever known: the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. This is the only book to describe and analyse each of the Festival's 73 productions in well-informed,lively reviews by eminent and up-and-coming scholars and critics from the UK and around the world. A rich resource of critical interest to all students, scholars and lovers of Shakespeare, the book also captures the excitement of this extraordinary event.
A Year of Shakespeare provides:
* a ground-breaking collection of Shakespearean reviews, covering all of the Festival's productions;
* a dynamic visual record through a wide range of production photographs;
* incisive analysis of the Festival's significance in the wider context of the Cultural Olympiad 2012.
All the world really is a stage, and it's time for curtain-up...
Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a priest in The Church of England. Paul Prescott is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, a specialist in Shakespeare theatre reviewing, and a teaching associate for The Royal Shakespeare Company. Erin Sullivan is a Lecturer, Fellow, and the Distance Learning Co-ordinator at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham