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Being an actor

Author: Simon Callow
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New and rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Few actors are more eloquent, honest, or entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow. Being an Actor traces his stage journey from the letter he wrote to Laurence Olivier that led to his first job to his triumph as Mozart in the original production of Amadeus. This new edition continues to tell the story of his past two decades onstage. Callow discusses his occasionally ambivalent yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Simon Callow; Simon Callow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Callow
ISBN: 0099471957 9780099471950
OCLC Number: 224669392
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Methuen.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 356 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Simon Callow.
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"Pugnaciously candid... His book is a unique account of an actor's life" * Guardian * "The most honest book ever written about us all" * Sir Ian McKellen * "A very important book about our work" * Read more...

 
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