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Dream, The  

An Actor's Story

Dream, The $19.95 ex GST
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'The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good – In spite of all the people who say he is very good.' Robert Graves

In 1996 actor Leigh Lawson was asked to spend a season playing both Oberon and Theseus in Adrian Noble’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company, during which (and in-between visits from Prime Ministers and trips to the pub) he rediscovered his love for the bard.
The Dream is an actor’s odyssey, full of stories and anecdotes from throughout a theatrical career, as well as the obligatory dwarves, false phalluses, and encounters with a predatory Franco Zefferelli.
This book is a delight for anyone interested in what goes on behind the curtain, and what motivates anyone to tread the boards in the first place.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-867-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Leigh Lawson was born in Warwickshire and trained at RADA. His acting career encompasses credits in a wide range of roles for theatre, film and television. His theatre work includes Art in the West End, Noises Off on Broadway, and Death and the Maiden in London. His many films include Tess, Love Among the Ruins and Brother Sun, Sister Moon. He is married to Lesley Hornby, better known under her modelling name Twiggy.