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Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

by Jan Kott Author · Cassandra de Cuir Director


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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 nineteen languages since it appeared in 1961, and readers all over the world have similarly found their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched.

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Blackstone Publishing
Skyboat Media
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Claire Bloom (Director)

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audi...

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Jan Kott (Author)

Jan Kott (1914-2001) was a Polish writer, activist, theater critic, professor, and expert on Shakespeare whose work greatly influenced many contemporary directors.

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Cassandra de Cuir (Director)

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a car...

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Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Director :
Claire Bloom
Author :
Jan Kott
Director :
Cassandra de Cuir
Shakespeare, Our Contemporary
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