Behind the Curtain

The Job of Acting

Peter Bowles

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Peter Bowles invites us backstage to witness the job of acting as it really is. This is a warm-hearted look at the lived experience of a jobbing actor - and a survival guide to anyone thinking of entering this most emotionally gruelling of industries.

Behind the Curtain is the inside scoop on 'the profession'as told by a master raconteur - one who has trodden the boards in the West End for five decades. Armed with an array of classic anecdotes, Bowles shares some of the infamous ad-libs, opening night disasters and dressingroom dramas that he has been party to over the years. Full of sage advice about the pitfalls of celebrity and thefluctuating fortunes of an actor - and his own journey fromTV stardom to the labour exchange and back again.

With tales of some biggest personalities in the historyof showbiz such as Michael Gambon, Noel Coward,Rex Harrison, Laurence Olivier & John Gielgud, this is a book that captures the acting professionin all its eccentric glory.

Peter Bowles is a veteran of stage and screen who has been critically acclaimed for his many memorableperformances; including his deeply moving portrayal of Crocker Harris in Peter Hall's recent production of TheBrowning Version, his West End success in Moliere's The School for Wives, his terrifying portrayal of an East End gangster in Gangster No. 1. and most recently his lead role in The Rivals at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2011. He became a household name after his portrayal of businessman Richard DeVere in the BBC series To the ManorBorn, as also starred in such iconic shows such as The Avengers, The Prisoner and The Irish R.M

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Seitenzahl 112 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 12.06.2012
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781849435857
Verlag Bloomsbury USA
Dateigröße 224 KB

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