Thunder in the Air: Great Actors in Great Roles
By (author) Brian Masters
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Thunder in the Air: Great Actors in Great Roles by Brian Masters
Book DescriptionFor four hundred years the London stage has nurtured great actors. In this celebration of their achievements, Brian Masters recreates their impact in performance, ranging from Thomas Betterton to David Garrick, Edmund Kean, Mrs Siddons, Henry Irving and dozens of others, close to the present day with Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. Arguing that the work of great actors does not die with them but is passed down in the work of today's stars, Brian Masters brings together the rich tapestry of a unique tradition, utilising both hilarious anecdotal evidence and historical fact.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840021691
(240mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Brian Masters
Brian Masters is British writer best known for his biographies of mass murderers. He has also written about the British aristocracy and worked as a translator.
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