Shakespeare by Mcbean PB
Shakespeare by McBean collects 350 images, many never before published, taken by the renowned photographer Angus McBean at the Stratford-upon-Avon theatre between 1945-62.
Angus McBean is one of the country’s greatest theatre photographers. This magnificent new book presents a dazzling array of his trademark glamourous images when working at the Stratford theatre between 1945-1962. The book includes every one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays and all the period’s greatest theatrical names – Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Burton, Anthony Quayle, Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave and Ralph Richardson – in some of their most famous performances, along with actors then starting their careers like Diana Rigg and Peter O’Toole.
Alongside the photographs author Adrian Woodhouse affectionately chronicles McBean’s roller-coaster life and career while also celebrating the craft of acting, costume and theatre design at what is now the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Published Date: 18 October 2018
Paperback: 240 pages
Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 24 cm
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