Actor Nicholas Pennell: Risking Enchantment
Actor Nicholas Pennell: Risking Enchantment is about a man who skyrocketed to fame in the BBC’s 1967 television serial, The Forsyte Saga. Pennell was best known as a classical actor at the Stratford Festival in Canada, where he performed the great title roles in Shakespeare and 250 parts in theater, film, and television before he died at 56. Interviews from Pennell, as well as from his friends and colleagues, illuminate life in a major North American repertory company. This biography, written with actors in mind, sparkles with Pennell’s narrative gifts and brims with theatrical advice about performing Shakespeare. The book was funded by the Canadian Embassy in the United States and the Fondazione Bogliosco in Italy.