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The Bard and Co. : Shakespeare's Role in Modern Business - Jim Davies

The Bard and Co.

Shakespeare's Role in Modern Business

By: Jim Davies (Editor), John Simmons (Editor), Rob Williams (Editor)

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What could the world's greatest writer possibly have to teach up about the modern business world?

Shakespeare's well loved body of work is analysed by 26 leading business writers, demonstrating how the truths of each play are still relevant in today's contemporary business world.

In this fascinating collection of essays, themes as old as time: politics and power; double-speak and double-dealing; ambition and avarice are brought to light with fresh insights into how modern management, workers, and corporations behave.

Inspirational and thought-provoking, these pertinent observations serve to cultivate new and creative lessons for today's workplace.

About the Editors

Jim Davies, John Simmons, and Rob Williams - together with the contributing writers are members of the writers group, "26". 26's previous book projects include Common Ground, From Here to Here, 26 Letters, and 26 Malts.


English curriculum


I have supplied copies to my School, for my English Faculty colleagues, who have commented on its usefulness for students undertaking the Senior Curriculum. Students are required to apply the themes of Shakespeare to other aspects of modern life. Many choose business ethics.

Toowoomba, Australia


The Bard and Co.

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Preface by Domic Dromgoole p.ix
Introduction, or What you Will by John Simmons p.1
One Read by Stuart Delves p.11
The Player: A Presentation Masterclass with Richard Burbage by Dan Radley p.17
A Piperade and Peter: Marriage as Merger by Ezri Carlebach p.26
The Tale of Two Statues by Elen Lewis p.36
Will Kemp's Nine Days' Wonder by Jamie Jauncey p.45
Inevitable Incompetence by Nicola David p.54
Who Moved My Mousetrap? by John Bolton p.62
Creative Partnerships by Emma Lawson p.69
Fifteen Scenes from an Imaginary Workshop by Laura Forman p.77
Mass Storytelling and the Power of Advertising by Liz Holt p.86
Fortune's Fool: Book and Bust in Ancient Athens by Robert Mighall p.94
A Man of Fire-New Words by Roger Horberry p.102
Top Banana by Lu Hersey p.108
Out of This Wood Do Not Desire to Go Exploring Magical Spaces by Alastair Creamer p.116
The Confession and Confusions of a Clown at the Court of King Corporate by Fraser Southey p.126
The Will of Others: And the Battle with Cynicism by Mark Griffiths p.134
Uncovering the Malvolio Within by Katherine Penaloza p.141
The Comeback Kid is now the Corporate King by Andy Mliigan p.149
Two Guys Walk into a Bar by Nick Asbury p.156
Rock Fever by jack Elliot p.162
Ulysses: The Interview by Brian Millar p.169
The Space Between by Lin Sagovsky p.174
;-) by Rob Andrews p.181
Banished and Englished by Elise Valmoriba p.188
A World Elsewhere by Gordon Kerr p.195
The Art of Persuasion by David Varela p.202
Over and Above: The Players' Finale by Jim Davies p.210
Bibliography p.219

ISBN: 9781905736188
ISBN-10: 1905736185
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 18th May 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.318