Year of the King: An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook

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Nick Hern, 2004 - Actors - 249 pages
A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance.Antony Sher's stunning performance for the RSC as Richard III on crutches won him both the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. This book records - in the actor's own words and drawings - the making of this historic theatrical event.

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About the author (2004)

Antony Sher was born in South Africa and shot to fame as an actor for the Richard III that is the subjest of this book. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and has published three novels, a book of his paintings and an autobiography, Beside Myself. His first play, I.D., premiered at the Almeida in 2003. He was knighted in 2000.

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