The Time of My LifeAuthor: John Bell
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Featured in the December, 2002 magazine
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This insightful memoir by John Bell, Australia's foremost Shakespearian actor and director, follows his theatrical career. With intriguing anecdotes, he writes of his humble upbringing and his first encounter with Shakespeare-his brother strode up and down the classroom enacting every part in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bell discusses his time at Sydney University and at the Old Tote Theatre where he met his wife, fellow actor Anna Volska. For the first time, John Bell shares some of the highs and lows of his four decades in theatre while also providing an inside look into Australian theatre. Included are stories of fellow Australian actors including Ken Horler, John Gaden, Richard Wherrett, Bruce Beresford, Jacki Weaver, Robyn Nevin, Bill Hunter, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Barrie Kosky, and many others.
This one should run and run.
Review by: Diana Simmonds
Category:Non Fiction Biography