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Book Review: ‘Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes’ | Writing Suzanne

Originally posted on Writing Suzanne. Earlier in the year, I was very pleased to find out that I had won a copy of Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes. This is my … Continue reading

08/18/2015 · 4 Comments

Extract • SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR? • Prunella Scales & Timothy West

Text by Prunella Scales : Text by Timothy West This is an exclusive extract from So You Want To Be An Actor? [pp52-60], courtesy of its authors, Prunella Scales & Timothy West, and Nick … Continue reading

03/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review • SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR? • Prunella Scales and Timothy West

Prunella Scales and Timothy West have distilled their wisdom and experience into one of the most valuable books for young and aspiring actors that I have read in recent years, So You … Continue reading

03/25/2015 · 4 Comments

Book Review • NIGEL HAWTHORNE ON STAGE • Kathleen Riley

Dr Riley is an Australian academic whose first knowledge of Nigel Hawthorne was seeing him in Yes, Minister on television. It was not until he was playing the King in The Madness of … Continue reading

03/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review • CLOSE UP: An Actor Telling Tales • John Fraser

This is not the first time John Fraser has taken up his pen — earlier books include an engaging account of his travels through Africa performing Shakespeare — but the … Continue reading

03/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Elaine Stritch

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the phenomenal Elaine Stritch.  Her career and life are inspirational in every way.  The world is a better place because she…

02/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • Joan Rivers on Planning a Funeral

I think we all need a laugh this weekend. I certainly do and who better to provide it than the late Joan Rivers. It’s taken from a chapter that lays out the … Continue reading

09/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Book Review • STATE OF THE NATION by Michael Billington • 2007

State of the Nation: British Theatre since 1945 Anyone interested in, involved with, or concerned about British Theatre should read this book. Tracing the development of British drama since the … Continue reading

07/11/2014 · 1 Comment

Book Review • A Fanny Full of Soap • Nichola McAuliffe

A Fanny Full of Soap: The Story of a West End Disaster: The Story of a West End Musical I may just have found the perfect beach read. Nichola McAuliffe … Continue reading

06/12/2014 · 1 Comment