A GUIDE TO THE BEST BOOKS ON PERFORMING, DIRECTING AND ACTING IN KING LEAR BY SHAKESPEARE
King Lear Books - Performing and Acting
Playing Lear by Oliver Ford Davies
The acclaimed actor Oliver Ford Davies takes us through his rehearsal diary of his performance of King Lear at the Almeida Theatre in 2002, examining interpretation of character, text and an in-depth analysis of the play.
The Lear Diaries by Brian Cox
In 1999 The National Theatre produced King Lear with Brian Cox and directed by Deborah Warner in repertoire with Richard III with Ian McKellen and directed by Richard Eyre. Cox's book is an account of the process of creating the two productions and their subsequent worldwide tours.
Granville Barker's Preface to Shakespeare King Lear
Harley Granville Barker's invaluable insight as a director and actor into putting King Lear on stage. In a handy, rehearsal friendly, pocket-sized format, with an introduction by Richard Eyre.
King Lear of the Taxi: Musings of a New York City Actor/Taxi Driver by Davidson Garrett
The writings of a New York taxi driver who also works as an actor, revealing his acting ambitions and the harsh realities of life he views in the back of his cab.