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National service : diary of a decade at the National Theatre

Author: Richard Eyre
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary - a record that disarmingly captured a life at the heart of British cultural and political affairs. The powerful and the famous inevitably strut and fret upon its pages, but National Service is also a moving personal journey, charted faithfully by a fiercely self-aware and frequently self-doubting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eyre, Richard, 1943-
National service.
London. [England] : Bloomsbury, 2003, 2004
(OCoLC)225995196
Named Person: Richard Eyre; Richard Eyre
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Eyre
ISBN: 9781408806647 1408806649
OCLC Number: 793203114
Description: 1 online resource.
Other Titles: Diary of a decade at the National Theatre
Responsibility: Richard Eyre.

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During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary - a record that disarmingly captured a life at the heart of British cultural and political affairs. The powerful and the famous inevitably strut and fret upon its pages, but National Service is also a moving personal journey, charted faithfully by a fiercely self-aware and frequently self-doubting individual. The job of grappling with a giant three-headed monster as complex as the Royal National Theatre is laid before us. So are good gossip, brilliant insights into personalities and relationships and a sense of the ridiculous, which Eyre is powerless to suppress. Like other consummate diarists such as Alan Clark and Kenneth Tynan, Richard Eyre has a voice and point of view that jolt the reader into fresh understanding - and are instantly compelling.

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