A Case for Shylock
Around the World with Shakespeare's Jew
By (author) Gareth Armstrong
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Case for Shylock by Gareth Armstrong
Book DescriptionHaving established a moderately successful, but inevitably intermittent, acting career, including - uniquely - playing three separate characters in The Archers, Gareth Armstrong felt the need of a reliable side-line to cover the gaps. A one-man show seemed the answer - and Shylock a good subject. But no-one was more surprised than he by the way first his research and then the character took over his life. He has now travelled the world over with Shylock, from San Francisco to Sri Lanka, from Romania to New Zealand, his myriad encounters enriching both him and the show, adding ever more threads to his one-man story of the Jew. Frequently hilarious, often provocative, this account of a Gentile actor's exploration and discovery of the most famous of fictional Jews is fascinating, revealing - and always entertaining.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854597854
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Gareth Armstrong
Gareth Armstrong was born in Wales and read Drama at Hull. He has worked extensively as an actor in regional theatre, the West End and the RSC and was a founding director of the 'Made in Wales' stage company and of the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. He often works for radio and was in The Archers for many years.
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