King Lear in Brooklyn (Signed copy)
Signed by Michael Pennington
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, xii + 270pp.
Signed by Michael Pennington directly to the title page.
What is King Lear really thinking of? What does his mysterious Fool dream about? What are the secret reasons for his daughters revenge on their father? What really lies behind the most famous lines in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy? Michael Pennington's performance as Lear in New York in 2014 was considered to be the equal of those of Paul Scofield and John Gielgud. This book—part memoir, part analysis, part adventure story—lights up the familiar text and the unique production he led. Funny, candid and deeply illuminating, both honest and scholarly, King Lear In Brooklyn is the work of one of our finest actor-writers at the top of his form.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little light wear to the wrapper.