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Beside Myself  

An Actor's Life

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A remarkably candid autobiography, utterly involving and often startlingly revelatory, Beside Myself is an inspiration to young actors and a treat for seasoned theatregoers.

'I wish I'd read this book when I was starting out. Not only is Antony Sher one of the all-time greats of classical theatre, he also manages to be a writer of enormous skill and insight' David Tennant

Actor, author, artist Antony Sher grew up in the Old South Africa with a profound sense of being an outsider. Small, Jewish and secretly gay, he found refuge in theatre and escaped to London aged just nineteen.

In Beside Myself, Sher takes us to the heart of what it is to be an actor today, describing the journeys he undertakes in order to inhabit the roles for which he is famous - including The History Man (his TV breakthrough), Macbeth, Tamburlaine, Cyrano, Stanley Spencer and Richard III.

This edition, published to mark the author's 60th birthday, includes a new foreword and epilogue.

Review
'The most unsparingly honest actor's autobiography I have ever read.' - Michael Billington, Guardian



Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-035-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

ANTONY SHER was born in South Africa and shot to fame as an actor for Richard III. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and has published three novels, a book of his paintings and an autobiography. His first play, I.D. premiered at the Almeida in 2003. He was knighted in 2000.

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