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Description - Sam Wanamaker: A Global Performer by Diana Devlin

Actor. Director. Visionary.

Sam Wanamaker is best known as the man who spent the last twenty five years of his life campaigning to reconstruct Shakespeare's Globe near its original site in London.

Born in the USA, he trained as an actor in Chicago and began his career during the golden age of radio drama, before moving on to Broadway. A vocal left wing activist, Wanamaker moved to the UK during the turbulent era of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the anti-Communist witch hunts. Having crossed the Atlantic, he carved a successful international career as actor, producer and director. He directed the very first production at the Sydney Opera House.

With his staunch sense of purpose, he made as many enemies as friends: charismatic and persuasive, he was also stubborn and domineering. But above all, he was a man of great vision, and it was that vision that inspired many to help make his dream of Shakespeare's Globe come into being. Sadly, he was to die four years before its Gala Opening in 1997.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786827098
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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