Year of the King

Year of the King

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Theatre, Shakespeare
Paperback Published on: 27/08/2004
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Year of the King
Year of the King
In this vivid and exceptionable book, Sir Antony Sher recounts one of the most creatively successful years of his illustrious career. Illustrated throughou... READ MORE
Ben Keenan at Bury St Edmunds Buttermarket
Year of the King
First rate theatrical memoir.
This is an extraordinary book. As well as being one of our greatest classical actors Antony Sher is an excellent painter & writer, & this is one of the v... READ MORE
Paul S. at Lancaster


Other early 'stand-out' roles came in the premieres of Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine (1979) and Mike Leigh's Goose Pimples (1981). He was Malcolm Bradbury's History Man on TV (1981) before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982, where he has played a huge variety of leading role in modern plays such as David Edgar's Maydays (1983) and Peter Flannery's Singer (1989) but chiefly in Shakespeare. He was the Fool to Michael Gambon's Lear, a famous Richard III, Shylock, Malvolio, Leontes, Macbeth with Harriet Walter, and, currently, Iago. For the RSC he was also Cyrano and Tamburlaine and the Malcontent. Interspersed with these were appearances at the National Theatre - as Astrov to Ian McKellen's Uncle Vanya, as Stanley Spencer in Pam Gems's play and as Titus Andronicus, which he originated at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg. In October 2004 he will appear at the National again in his own play based on Primo Levi's This was a Man. Following his debut as a writer with Year of the King, he has written four novels - Middlepost, Indoor Boy, Cheap Lives and The Feast - as well as an autobiography, Beside Myself (2001), and a play, I.D. (premiered at the Almeida, 2003).

  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781854597533
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 215 x 138 mm

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