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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of confessional goods.
I've just finished reading this and can't help and praise it enough. It follows the same tradition of semi-autobiographical books which gives you insight into theatrical practice but with a great sense of real honesty. Abit like Nigel Slater of the theatre world if food's your fancy, (that's as close I can get without taking away the original voice found in this book)...
Published on 11 Oct 2009 by A. Chow

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1.0 out of 5 stars Mediocracy
Richard Eyre? Didn't he direct Guys and Dolls? Just because you gave the National Theatre an atypical hit, and on the back of it went on to be Artistic Director for an undistinguished ten years, following the indefatigable Peter Hall and Olivier himself and preceding Trevor Nunn (didn't he direct Cats?) doesn't mean you can, or should, attempt a book. (He'd only been in...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mediocracy, 20 Nov 2012
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Simon Barrett "Il penseroso" (london, england) - See all my reviews
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Richard Eyre? Didn't he direct Guys and Dolls? Just because you gave the National Theatre an atypical hit, and on the back of it went on to be Artistic Director for an undistinguished ten years, following the indefatigable Peter Hall and Olivier himself and preceding Trevor Nunn (didn't he direct Cats?) doesn't mean you can, or should, attempt a book. (He'd only been in the job five years - was time starting to drag already, or was it a case of the noblesse obliges?) This is plain limp. Try this. 'We've all got a limited capacity for compassion.' Or this. 'We are what we are' (continues for a further twelve words). Having finished this I have to confess I couldn't get shot of it fast enough. (Those wizards at Bloomsbury picked a brilliant title - grrr!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of confessional goods., 11 Oct 2009
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A. Chow - See all my reviews
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I've just finished reading this and can't help and praise it enough. It follows the same tradition of semi-autobiographical books which gives you insight into theatrical practice but with a great sense of real honesty. Abit like Nigel Slater of the theatre world if food's your fancy, (that's as close I can get without taking away the original voice found in this book). The exploration of his background and family is explored first as a base for many stories of the theatrical world. Worth the read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars More of the other, I fear, 20 Nov 2012
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Simon Barrett "Il penseroso" (london, england) - See all my reviews
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Richard Eyre? Didn't he direct Guys and Dolls? Just because you gave the National Theatre an atypical hit, and on the back of it went on to be Artistic Director for an undistinguished ten years, following the indefatigable Peter Hall and Olivier himself and preceding Trevor Nunn (didn't he direct Cats?) doesn't mean you have to, can or should attempt a book. 'We've all got a limited capacity for compassion.' Too right, Richard. 'We are what we are' (continues for a further twelve words). Having finished this I have to confess I couldn't get shot of it fast enough
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1.0 out of 5 stars Keep the cover, discard the contents, 20 Nov 2012
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Simon Barrett "Il penseroso" (london, england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Utopia & Other Places: Memoir of a Young Director (Paperback)
Richard Eyre? Didn't he direct Guys and Dolls? Just because you gave the National Theatre an atypical hit, and on the back of it went on to be Artistic Director for an undistinguished ten years, following the indefatigable Peter Hall and Olivier himself and preceding Trevor Nunn (didn't he direct Cats?) doesn't mean you have to, can or should attempt a book. 'We've all got a limited capacity for compassion.' Too right, Richard. 'We are what we are' (continues for a further twelve words). Having finished this I have to confess I couldn't get shot of it fast enough
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