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  • YEAR OF THE KING
    YEAR OF THE KING
    SHER ANTONY
    ISBN: 9781854597533
    Title: YEAR OF THE KING
    Author: SHER ANTONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $22.95
    Price: $23.00
  • YEAR OF THE MAD KING
    YEAR OF THE MAD KING
    SHER ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781848426719
    Title: YEAR OF THE MAD KING
    Author: SHER ANTHONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1982, rising actor Antony Sher played the Fool to Michael Gambon’s King in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear. Shortly after, he came back to Stratford to play Richard III – a breakthrough performance that would transform his career, winning him the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. Sher’s record of the making of this historic theatrical event, Year of the King, has become a classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearean performance.

    More than thirty years later, Antony Sher returned to Lear, this time in the title role, for the 2016 RSC production directed by Gregory Doran. Sher’s performance was acclaimed by the Telegraph as ‘a crowning achievement in a major career’, and the show transferred from Stratford to London’s Barbican. Once again, he kept a diary, capturing every step of his personal and creative journey to opening night.

    Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is Sher’s account of researching, rehearsing and performing what is arguably Shakespeare’s most challenging role, known as the Everest of Acting. His strikingly honest, illuminating and witty commentary provides an intimate, first-hand look at the development of his Lear and of the production as a whole. Also included is a selection of his paintings and sketches, many reproduced in full colour.

    Like his Year of the King and Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries, this book, Year of the Mad King, offers a fascinating perspective on the process of one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of his generation.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • YOUNG ACTORS HANDBOOK
    YOUNG ACTORS HANDBOOK
    KRUSE JEREMY
    ISBN: 9781495075421
    Title: YOUNG ACTORS HANDBOOK
    Author: KRUSE JEREMY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Written by an experienced acting teacher and coach, The Young Actor s Handbook was created especially for young or beginning actors who have little or no experience or anyone seeking easily understandable information about acting. It presents a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the artistic aspects of acting and what it means to be an actor. The book also provides guidance on a wide range of topics, such as script analysis, camera technique, the audition mindset, getting agents, working with agents, and what a professional actor s life is like. The Young Actor s Handbook takes all of the important discoveries, truths, and theories that Richard Boleslavsky, Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Michael Shurtleff, Lee Strasberg, and Constantin Stanislavsky reveal in their books and combines them into an easily digestible form just right for beginning actors. The book is also an insightful, inspiring, and practical guide for filmmakers who need to know the actor s mindset, for the school teacher who is teaching an acting class or directing a play, and for anyone who wants to better understand acting.

    Imprint: APPLAUSE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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