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Behind the curtain : the job of acting

Author: Peter Bowles
Publisher: London : Oberon Books, 2012.
Series: Oberon masters.
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"Leading actor, Peter Bowles, invites us backstage in the West End and on tour to witness the job of acting as it really is. 'Behind the Curtain' is based on his own career as a leading stage and TV actor for over 55 years. With wit and style he recounts his personal views on rehearsals, touring, drama school, working with directors and other actors, and audiences. He has trod some of the most famous boards in the  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter Bowles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bowles
ISBN: 9781849432153 1849432155 9781849435857 1849435855
OCLC Number: 768474095
Description: 99 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Overture and beginners --
The actor prepares --
The brown envelope --
How do you learn your lines? --
Theatres and dressing rooms --
Billing --
The actor and the audience --
Touring --
Television and films --
Auditions --
Sitcoms --
TV commercials and voiceovers --
Actor or celebrity (and getting older).
Series Title: Oberon masters.
Responsibility: Peter Bowles.

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Actor and raconteur Peter Bowles tells tales of life as an actor, from the triumphs, to the pitfalls. Packed with insights and personal anecdotes, this book really does tell us what goes on 'behind  Read more...

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"[An] enjoyable little hardback - packed with good, solid pieces of advice for would-be actors as well as many humorous anecdotes - [contains] a number of fresh ideas and stories that will not be Read more...

 
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