Author : Oliver Ford Davies
Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
ISBN 13 : 1915603382
Total Pages : 219 pages
Book Rating : 4.9/5 (63 download)
Book Synopsis An Actor's Life in 12 Productions by : Oliver Ford Davies
Download or read book An Actor's Life in 12 Productions by Oliver Ford Davies and published by Book Guild Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-28 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The director Peter Dews prophesied: “You’ll be alright when you’re forty, and even better when you’re fifty.” It turns out that Peter Dews was right, almost to the month. In a study of British theatre through a varied acting career spanning over sixty years, Oliver Ford Davies explores the many changes within the performing arts scene through his experiences on various stages, in a variety of productions, across the country. Davies charts the ups and downs of British theatre in the last sixty years, while offering a unique perspective on life behind the curtain and the daring journey from leaving behind an academic career and into acting. From Shakespeare to Shaw, Chekhov to Pirandello, this is the story of an actor initially struggling to make a mark before making his breakthrough at fifty, winning the Olivier Best Actor award and being propelled into thirty years of leading roles.