Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent

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$32.00  $29.76
St. Martin's Press
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6.45 X 9.45 X 1.39 inches | 1.28 pounds

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About the Author
Dame Judi Dench, one of the foremost actors of our day, has won the Oscar, the Tony and the Olivier award. She is the author of the book And Furthermore.

"A magical love letter to Shakespeare" - Kenneth Branagh

"A literary demonstration of how the iconic actor has lost none of her energy, flair, and fiery intelligence... Dench's memoir of the roles she has loved is a witty, thoroughly entertaining romp through the Shakespearean world." - Kirkus (starred review)

"'s a mark of Dench's impish genius and O'Hea's deftness that it genuinely feels like you're sitting at her kitchen table with her. It's companionable and compelling - if you love Judi Dench or Shakespeare (and most of us do), look no further." - The Guardian

"...swirls and dances with brilliance and mischief...Judi knows Shakespeare from the inside - she's who Shakespeare had in mind when he took up his quill. The wisdom here is breath-taking...The book is pure enchantment." - The Daily Mail (Book of the Week)

"An utterly delightful book...there can be few higher pleasures in civilised life than hearing Judi Dench recite the poetry of Shakespeare...What emerges is a wealth of unpretentious horse sense - Shakespeare from a great actor's perspective - that repeatedly strikes to the heart of the matter with a sharp instinctive intelligence that puts fancy-pants literary critics to shame." - The Telegraph

"This is a perceptive read, suffused with Dench's trademark twinkly-eyed humour...Her lifelong love of these plays, their humanity and universality, is unmistakable, but this is a refreshingly honest, unacademic take...Dench's scene-by-scene analysis of many works is sharp and her memory for seemingly inconsequential fragments of line-reading or costume, laser-like.." - iNews