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Playing for real : actors on playing real people

Author: Tom Cantrell; Mary Luckhurst
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book to explore how actors play real people. How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer? How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders? Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart or Darwin? The book includes a multiple award-winning line-up, including Sir Ian McKellen on playing himself in Ricky Gervais's Extras"--
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Cantrell; Mary Luckhurst
ISBN: 9780230230415 0230230415 9780230230422 0230230423
OCLC Number: 696605172
Description: ix, 162 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: research, acting strategies, and performer and audience / Mary Luckhurst --
Interviews --
Roger Allam --
Eileen Atkins --
Simon Callow --
Chipo Chung --
Oliver Ford Davies --
Diane Fletcher --
Henry Goodman --
Jeremy Irons --
Matthew Marsh --
Ian McKellen --
David Morrissey --
Joseph Mydell --
Michael Pennington --
Siân Phillips --
Elena Roger --
Timothy West.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Cantrell and Mary Luckhurst.

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This is the first book to explore how actors play real people. Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart, Woolf or Darwin? Bringing together original conversations with award-winning actors, the  Read more...

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'This collection of 16 question-and-answer style interviews with leading actors gives a fascinating insight into the methods, challenges and rewards of taking on roles of people in the public eye.' - Read more...

 
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