Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jan Kott

Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2014

Duration: 11 hours 3 minutes


Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions.

Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and drama the seeds of vital new stage conceptions. Shakespeare, Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages since it appeared in 1961, and readers all over the world have similarly found their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched.

“The best, the most alive, radical book about Shakespeare in at least a generation.”—Mary McCarthy, National Book Award–winning author and critic


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