The shortlist for the Theatre Book Prize 2019 was announced today (9 May), with Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries by Antony Sher one of the titles included.
Year of the Mad King is Antony Sher's fascinating first-hand account of researching, rehearsing and performing what is arguably Shakespeare's most challenging role, in a major RSC production. Also included is a selection of his paintings and sketches, many reproduced in full colour.
Administered by the Society of Theatre Research, the Theatre Book Prize is presented annually for a book on British or British related theatre which an independent panel of judges considers to be the best published during the previous year. The winner of this year's Prize will be announced on 11 June - see the full shortlist here.