Will and Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life

3.75 avg rating
( 76 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141020075: Will and Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life

'An absolute delight ... boozy, bawdy, generous-hearted ... utterly original and relishable' Sunday Times Shakespeare has always been a big part of Dominic Dromgoole's life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide - whether reading Julius Caesar aloud to cows as a boy, listening to Peter O'Toole crack dirty jokes at his parents' kitchen table, acting in car-crash student productions or putting on his own. Along the way he shows us what Shakespeare's rough-and-ready genius can teach us about love, war, sex, death, drunkenness, friendship ... and just about everything. 'Friendly, inclusive, I warmed to it immediately ... A terrific book' Evening Standard 'The book is clearly a triumph ... You laugh out loud and cringe in equal measure' Spectator 'Superb ... thrillingly entertaining ... throbs with vigour, honesty and passion' Daily Telegraph 'A record of a lifelong obsession - articulate, intelligent and passionately set down ... Dromgoole's enthusiasm has a sincerity and warmth that are infectious' Observer 'Irresistibly seductive' Independent on Sunday

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

A passionate Shakespearean since practically birth, Dominic Dromgoole is Artistic Director at the Globe Theatre.

From Publishers Weekly:

What are the life lessons we can glean from Shakespeare's characters? According to Dromgoole, the artistic director of London's Globe Theatre, Shakespeare is better than religion for interpreting the world. Unfortunately, Dromgoole, in spite of his background, isn't able to pull off the conceit. The first half of the book follows his childhood, then chronicles life in a touring company. En route, Dromgoole extracts monologues from Shakespeare's plays to underscore his point; in essence: forget the Bible, just read the bard of Avon. When not extolling the educative virtue of Shakespeare's characters, Dromgoole pays court to distinguished performers, such as Peter O'Toole and Judi Dench. He reserves special attention for Michael Bryant, who plays the smaller Shakespearean roles, proving there are no small roles in Shakespeare's plays. A purist, Dromgoole rails against directors' concepts that stand between the play and the audience. And while his affection and high regard for Shakespeare is obvious, he's too chatty for the academic reader and too self-involved for the general public. Chapter heads are both enigmatic and narcissistic. While an actor will garner insights into how to interpret legendary characters, the book has too much Dromgoole and not enough Will. (Sept.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.75
US$ 12.75

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dominic Dromgoole
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. An absolute delight . boozy, bawdy, generous-hearted . utterly original and relishable Sunday TimesShakespeare has always been a big part of Dominic Dromgoole s life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide - whether reading Julius Caesar aloud to cows as a boy, listening to Peter O Toole crack dirty jokes at his parents kitchen table, acting in car-crash student productions or putting on his own. Along the way he shows us what Shakespeare s rough-and-ready genius can teach us about love, war, sex, death, drunkenness, friendship . and just about everything. Friendly, inclusive, I warmed to it immediately . A terrific book Evening Standard The book is clearly a triumph . You laugh out loud and cringe in equal measure Spectator Superb . thrillingly entertaining . throbs with vigour, honesty and passion Daily Telegraph A record of a lifelong obsession - articulate, intelligent and passionately set down . Dromgoole s enthusiasm has a sincerity and warmth that are infectious Observer Irresistibly seductive Independent on Sunday. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dominic Dromgoole
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. An absolute delight . boozy, bawdy, generous-hearted . utterly original and relishable Sunday TimesShakespeare has always been a big part of Dominic Dromgoole s life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide - whether reading Julius Caesar aloud to cows as a boy, listening to Peter O Toole crack dirty jokes at his parents kitchen table, acting in car-crash student productions or putting on his own. Along the way he shows us what Shakespeare s rough-and-ready genius can teach us about love, war, sex, death, drunkenness, friendship . and just about everything. Friendly, inclusive, I warmed to it immediately . A terrific book Evening Standard The book is clearly a triumph . You laugh out loud and cringe in equal measure Spectator Superb . thrillingly entertaining . throbs with vigour, honesty and passion Daily Telegraph A record of a lifelong obsession - articulate, intelligent and passionately set down . Dromgoole s enthusiasm has a sincerity and warmth that are infectious Observer Irresistibly seductive Independent on Sunday. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dominic Dromgoole
Published by Penguin 2007-02-22 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 2007-02-22, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00560576

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dromgoole, Dominic
Published by Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000896670

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dromgoole, Dominic
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. Shakespeare has always been a big part of the author's life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide. It also shows us what Shakespeare's rough-and-ready genius can teach us about love, war, sex, death, drunkenness, friendship. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; AN; BGFA; DSGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 148 x 18. Weight in Grams: 230. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dromgoole, Dominic
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. Shakespeare has always been a big part of the author's life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide. It also shows us what Shakespeare's rough-and-ready genius can teach us about love, war, sex, death, drunkenness, friendship. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; AN; BGFA; DSGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 148 x 18. Weight in Grams: 230. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dominic Dromgoole
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dominic Dromgoole
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141020075. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dominic Dromgoole
Published by Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2007. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141020075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Dominic Dromgoole
ISBN 10: 0141020075 ISBN 13: 9780141020075
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; 'An absolute delight . boozy, bawdy, generous-hearted . utterly original and relishable' Sunday TimesShakespeare has always been a big part of Dominic Dromgoole's life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide - wh. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141020075_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book