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This review is from: Something Written in the State of Denmark: An Actor's Year with the Royal Shakespeare Company (Paperback)
This is a fascinating, witty, well-written and detailed diary of a Stratford season. It is not remotely "luvvy" or stuffy, but outlines the sheer hard-work of the teams, backstage as well as onstage, that goes into a successful RSC season. Of particular interest are the details of the understudy rehearsals which, in the case of this particular season, were tested to the full. The company comes across as very much an ensemble where everyone's contribution is valued. The author writes in a light, unaffected and very readable way, with great humour and insight. To any amateur, would-be or armchair thespian, or playgoer this book is a real treat.