Sidney Homan

Sidney Homan is a professor of English at the University of Florida as well as an actor and director. His books include When the Theater Turns to Itself, Shakespeare's Theatre of Presence, and Beckett's Theatres.

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Directing Shakespeare · A Scholar Onstage
By Sidney Homan

An impossible question from a Chinese actor—“Why is Shakespeare eternal?”—drove Sidney Homan after fifty years in the theater to ponder just what makes Shakespeare...well, Shakespeare. The result, Directing Shakespeare, reflects the two worlds in which Homan operates—as a scholar and teacher on campus, and as a director and actor in professional and university theaters.

"Sidney Homan has the unusual gift for a literary critic of being a good story-teller, and so the moments of rehearsing and trying to find how a complicated text can work on stage come through with vividness and point...Any Shakespearean and any intellectually curious actor or director would find substantial value and interest in Directing Shakespeare."

Robert Pierce, author of Shakespeare's History Plays