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Playing For Real

Actors on Playing Real People

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Red Globe Press

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15 August 2010

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This is the first book to explore how actors play real people. How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer? How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders? Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart,...

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This is the first book to explore how actors play real people. How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer? How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders? Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart, Woolf or Darwin? What are the pressures of performing an icon like Marlene Dietrich? Bringing together original conversations with award-winning actors, the line-up includes Jeremy Irons, Dame Eileen Atkins, David Morrissey, Henry Goodman, and Sir Ian McKellen.

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Includes interview material from leading actors including?Simon?Callow,?Timothy West, Ian McKellen and Jeremy Irons
The interviews explore actors playing a fascinating range of real people scientists, mass murderers, dictators, politicians, artists, writers and musicians
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Introduction
INTERVIEWS
Roger Allam
Eileen Atkins
Simon Callow
Chipo Chung
Oliver Ford Davies
Diane Fletcher
Henry Goodman
Jeremy Irons
Matthew Marsh
Ian McKellen
David Morrissey
Joseph Mydell
Michael Pennington
Siân Phillips
Elena Roger
Timothy West.

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MARY LUCKHURST is Professor of Modern Drama and a founder of the new Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York.  She is an award-winning playwright and director and an authority on dramaturgy, acting, directing and political theatres.  She has published Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre for Cambridge University Press, edited two substantial volumes for Blackwells A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama and the Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama, and two volumes of interview material for Faber& Faber On Acting and On Directing. She is the co-author of The Drama Handbook (with John Lennard) for Oxford University Press, and the editor of The Creative Writing...

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MARY LUCKHURST is Professor of Modern Drama and a founder of the new Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York.  She is an award-winning playwright and director and an authority on dramaturgy, acting, directing and political theatres.  She has published Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre for Cambridge University Press, edited two substantial volumes for Blackwells A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama and the Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama, and two volumes of interview material for Faber& Faber On Acting and On Directing. She is the co-author of The Drama Handbook (with John Lennard) for Oxford University Press, and the editor of The Creative Writing Handbook for Palgrave. In 2006 she was declared to be one of the 50 best teachers and researchers in British Higher Education and made a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
 
TOM CANTRELL is a researcher at the University of York and is investigating performance process in contemporary documentary theatre.  He is also a playwright and an actor, and teaches in the Department of Theatre, Film& Television.

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