• Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

  • By: Jan Kott
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-16-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Skyboat Media, Inc.
  • 4.2 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, 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. Shakespeare, Our Contemporary has been translated into 19 languages since it appeared in 1961, and readers all over the world have similarly found their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched.
©1964, 1965, 1966 Doubleday & Company, Inc. (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc.
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By Darryl on 05-05-15

Interesting ideas on WS

I like this sort of thing now and then and especially in regards to Shakespeare when you can get a new slant that takes you back to wanting to reread/listen/watch the plays again. Truly bottomless works. Kott has some very good insight and ideas. This may not be for everyone, but if you're even looking at it then it will probably be of interest to you. I recently listened to all of the plays and poems again and so had much of them in my head and enjoyed this. I will return to it again and even got the paperback after listening.

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