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Peter Hall's Diaries: The Story of a Dramatic Battle  

Peter Hall's Diaries: The Story of a Dramatic Battle $45.41 ex GST
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Edited by John Goodwin. With a new introduction by Peter Hall. The diaries cover the period from 1972 to 1980 when Hall conducted the historic move of the National Theatre from the Old Vic to the South Bank. He vividly recounts eight years of intense creative activity, and the triumphs and frustrations of "a kind of war I had to win". The diaries are also frank portrayals of the many people he worked with: Olivier, Scofield, Richardson, Gielgud, Finney, Ashcroft, Pinter, Osborne, Shaffer, Ayckbourn, Hare, Brenton, Bond, Beckett, Schlesinger, Bryden, Miller, Dexter. As founder of the RSC, he provides a special insight into his relationship with that company. These diaries uniquely reveal what it is like to be head of a great artistic enterprise struggling to establish itself under intense public scrutiny.

It is the most absorbing book on the theatre I have ever read - Harold Hobson, The Sunday Times

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-102-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB