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The Resource Behind the curtain : the job of acting, Peter Bowles

Behind the curtain : the job of acting, Peter Bowles

Label
Behind the curtain : the job of acting
Title
Behind the curtain
Title remainder
the job of acting
Statement of responsibility
Peter Bowles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If you have ever set foot in a theatre you will enjoy this book. Leading actor, Peter Bowles, invites us backstage in the West End and on tour to witness the job of acting as it really is. Behind The Curtain is based on his own career as a leading stage and TV actor for over 55 years and is the inside scoop on 'the profession' as told by a master raconteur. 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. With wit and style he recounts his personal views on rehearsals, touring, drama school, working with directors and other actors, and audiences. Armed with an array of classic anecdotes, Bowles shares some of the infamous ad-libs, opening night disasters and dressing room dramas that he has been party to over the years. Full of sage advice about the pitfalls of celebrity and the fluctuating fortunes of an actor - and his own journey from TV stardom to the labour exchange and back again. With tales of some biggest personalities in the history of showbiz such as Michael Gambon, Noel Coward, Rex Harrison, Laurence Olivier & John Gielgud, this is a book that captures the acting profession in all its eccentric glory. "
Biographical or historical data
"Peter Bowles is an eminent TV and stage actor. His TV appearances range from the iconic The Avengers and The Prisoner, to The Irish R.M. and To the Manor Born. He continues to work regularly in theatre, and has starred in many West End successes, most recently The Rivals at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2011. His autobiography Ask Me If I'm Happy was published in 2010.".
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowles, Peter
Dewey number
792.028
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2061
LC item number
B667 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowles, Peter
  • Acting
  • Acting
Target audience
general
Label
Behind the curtain : the job of acting, Peter Bowles
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9781849432153
Dimensions
21x19x2 cm.
Extent
104 p.
Isbn
9781849432153
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Behind the curtain : the job of acting, Peter Bowles
Publication
Control code
9781849432153
Dimensions
21x19x2 cm.
Extent
104 p.
Isbn
9781849432153
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP, GB
      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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