Year of the King
An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook 20th anniversary ed
By (author) Antony Sher
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Year of the King by Antony Sher
Book Description(Limelight). In 1984 Antony Sher, hailed as "the most exciting actor of his generation" by the Observer, made his debut on homemade crutches as the infamous Richard III in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play. He would go on to win the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for best actor. In his own words and sketches, he chronicles his personal and professional journey to this award-winning performance, from the moment he was offered the role to opening night, in the critically acclaimed book Year of the King, now available in this special 20th anniversary edition. From his brainstorm to use crutches to bring the king's deformity to life, to his research for the role, which included watching interviews with psychopaths, reading about mass murderers, and speaking with doctors and physically challenged individuals, to his visit to his homeland of South Africa, to his experiences in working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the reader is given a front-row seat to Sher's physical and mental preparation or rather transformation for his landmark performance as "the bottled spider."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879103354
(222mm x 154mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Limelight Editions
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Giant, Paperback (November 2007)
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Primo Time, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Antony Sher
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