Beside Myself

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Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 412 pages ISBN: 9781848420359Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 216mm x 136mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
EPUB, 412 pages ISBN: 9781780016344Publication Date:
13 Aug 2015
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Beside Myself

An Actor's Life

By Antony Sher

Paperback £12.99£10.39

EPUB £12.99£10.39

A remarkably candid autobiography, utterly involving and often startlingly revelatory, Antony Sher's Beside Myself is an inspiration to young actors and a treat for seasoned theatregoers.

'I wish I'd read this book when I was starting out. Not only is Antony Sher one of the all-time greats of classical theatre, he also manages to be a writer of enormous skill and insight' David Tennant

Actor, author, artist Antony Sher grew up in the Old South Africa with a profound sense of being an outsider. Small, Jewish and secretly gay, he found refuge in theatre and escaped to London aged just nineteen.

In Beside Myself, Sher takes us to the heart of what it is to be an actor today, describing the journeys he undertakes in order to inhabit the roles for which he is famous - including The History Man (his TV breakthrough), Macbeth, Tamburlaine, Cyrano, Stanley Spencer and Richard III.

This edition, published to mark the author's 60th birthday, includes a new foreword and epilogue.

'The most unsparingly honest actor's autobiography I have ever read' Michael Billington, Guardian

'An extraordinary work of self-exploration' Irish Times

'A human, funny, nakedly direct memoir, beautifully written' Financial Times

'Fascinating... No praise can be too high' Sunday Times

'A masterclass. Any student or young actor could learn a great deal from studying Sher's extraordinarily thorough modus operandi' The Stage

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 412 pages ISBN: 9781848420359Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 216mm x 136mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
EPUB, 412 pages ISBN: 9781780016344Publication Date:
13 Aug 2015
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Antony Sher:

Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries
The Giant
Year of the King
I.D.
Year of the Fat Knight
Year of the Fat Knight (Hardback)
Primo Time

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