Year of the King

Year of the King $19.99

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Antony Sher

Published by Nick Hern Books

Antony Sher's stunning performance as Richard III - for which he won the Standard Award for Best Actor of 1985 - was received ecstatically by critics and audiences alike

Year of the King records the making of this historic theatre event

"From the moment it was first suggested that I might play Richard III for the RSC, an obsession started to grow like being in love, there is this other person filling your waking thoughts and some of your dreams. So this book follows events in a year in the life of us two, Richard III and myself, from the first suggestion to the opening night" ~ Antony Sher

"A most wonderfully authentic account of the experience of creating a performance ... and full of Sher's astonishing and unforgettable drawings" ~ Simon Callow

"One of the finest books I have ever read on the process of acting" ~ Time Out

"A most wonderfully authentic account of the experience of creating a performance" ~ Sunday Times

"A brilliant, compulsive account" ~ Guardian

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