Shakespeare our contemporary;
Shakespeare our contemporary; by Jan. Kott
Shakespeare our contemporary; Author: Jan. Kott
Title: Shakespeare our contemporary;
ISBN: 0416696805
ISBN13: 978-0416696806
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Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd; 2Rev Ed edition (1967)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1361 kb
Size EPUB version: 1410 kb
Subcategory: Eating of the Gods




This book is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare; more than that, however, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions.

Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and drama the seeds of vital new stage-conceptions. Readers all over the world―Shakespeare Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages since it appeared in 1961―have similarly found their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched. Mary McCarthy called the work "the best, the most alive, radical book about Shakespeare in at least a generation."