Shakespeare by Mcbean PB

  • £35.00


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.

Join us for an exclusive conversation to celebrate the publication on Friday 19 October 2018, 5 – 6pm

All purchases support the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Published Date: 18 October 2018
ISBN: 97815261287013
Paperback: 240 pages
Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 24 cm

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