Balancing Acts : Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre

Balancing Acts : Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre

Description

Featuring a selection of play excerpts performed by Nicholas Hytner's handpicked cast including Simon Russell Beale, Samuel Barnett and Deborah Findley!

You start with a vision, and you deliver a compromise. You want a play to be challenging, ambitious, nuanced and complicated. You also want it to sell tickets. You want to make art, and you know you're in show business. These are some of the balancing acts that the National Theatre and this book are about.

This is the inside story of 12 years at the helm of Britain's greatest theatre. It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes such as The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors, of opening the doors of the National Theatre to a broader audience than ever before and changing the public's perception of what theatre is for. It is about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About fostering new talent and directing some of the most celebrated actors of our times.

Its cast includes the likes of Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren. Intimate, candid and insightful, Balancing Acts is a passionate exploration of the art and alchemy of making theatre.


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Details

Author(s)
Simon Russell Beale, Samuel Barnett, Deborah Findlay, Nicholas Hytner
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
133 x 171 x 13mm | 68.04g
Publication date
04 Aug 2017
Publisher
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1543625479
ISBN13
9781543625479
Bestsellers rank
1,187,998