Acting in Restoration comedy

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Applause Theatre Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Music - 106 pages
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The art of acting in restoration comedy, the buoyant, often bowdy romps which celebrated the reopening of the English theatres after Cromwell's dour reign, is the subject of Simon Callow's bold investigation. There is cause again to celebrate as Callow, one of Britain's foremost actors, aims to restore the form to all its original voluptuous vigor. Callow shows the way to attain clarity and hilarity in some of the most delightful roles ever conceived for the theatre.

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I am so glad I read a review of this book somewhere and decided to pick it up. This book is a companion to a BBC series on acting, a master class. Simon Callow writes lucidly and concisely about so ... Read full review



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Simon Callow is one of Britain's foremost stage and film actors. He has written acclaimed biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles.

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