One of the finest books I have ever read on the process of acting. Time Out
The most exciting actor of his generation and an eloquent writer on the side. Observer
This is a most wonderfully authentic account of the experience of creating a performance. Sunday Times
A brilliant compulsive account. Guardian
It is very funny... The drawings are miraculous too. Is there no end to the man's talent, damn him? --Evening Standard
About the Author
Antony Sher was born in South Africa and shot to fame as an actor for the Richard III that is the subject of this book. Other roles at the RSC include the Fool to Michael Gambon's Lear, Tamburlaine, Cyrano, Macbeth (with Harriet Walter) and, this year, Iago. He has published three novels, a book of his paintings and drawings and an autobiography, Beside Myself (Hutchinson 2001). His first play, I.D., premiered at the Almeida in 2003 with Sher in the lead. He was knighted in 2000.