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Covering Shakespeare : an actor's saga of near misses and dogged endurance

Author: David Weston
Publisher: London : Oberon Books 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Weston has spent a lifetime acting in Shakespeare's plays, and has been directed by the likes of Sir Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn and Michael Croft. Chosen as Ian McKellen's understudy in the RSC's King Lear, David toured the world and recorded his experiences in his diary, which became the award-winning Covering McKellen: An Understudy's Tale, called 'Salty, evocative and informative' by the Daily Mail. It went  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: David Weston; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Weston
ISBN: 1783190647 9781783190645
OCLC Number: 886383501
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: David Weston ; foreword by Benedict Nightingale.

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Actor David Weston traces his sixty-two year association with the Bard in this fascinating book, shortlisted for the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography 2015  Read more...

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'a mixture of theatrical history, opinionated views and personal reminiscences. Sharp insights, anecdotes and vibrant character sketches pour from [Weston's] pen, as do dismissive put-downs... His Read more...

 
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