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In the Company of Actors

In the Company of Actors - 99 edition

In the Company of Actors - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780878301393

ISBN10: 0878301399

In the Company of Actors by Carole Zucker and Richard Eyre - ISBN 9780878301393
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published:
International: No
In the Company of Actors by Carole Zucker and Richard Eyre - ISBN 9780878301393

ISBN13: 9780878301393

ISBN10: 0878301399

Edition: 99

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Summary

In the Company of Actors is a wonderful ensemble of entertaining and illuminating discussions with sixteen of the most celebrated and prestigious actors in contemporary theater, film and television. The book provides a lively dialogue among the very different personalities of the participants. The actors are vital characters -- by turns witty, analytical and intuitive, and all offer frank and telling anecdotes about their life and work. Carole Zucker covers a wide range of topics including the actors' main childhood influences, their actor training, early acting experience, preparation for roles and sound advice for coping with actors' problems such as creative differences with other actors or directors. Each actor also talks about the current state of the theater and film as well as their funny (and sometimes appalling) experiences in Hollywood. With 48 black and white photographs, In the Company of Actors offers invaluable insight into the art of acting. Includes interviews with: Eileen Atkins, Alan Bates, Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Brenda Fricker, Nigel Hawthorne, Jane Lapotaire, Janet McTeer, Stephen Rea, Ian Richardson, Miranda Richardson, Fiona Shaw, Antony Sher, David Suchet, Janet Suzman, Penelope Wilton.

Author Bio

Carole Zucker is professor of Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.