Great Britons Of Stage And Screen: In Conversation by Barbara Roisman CooperGreat Britons Of Stage And Screen: In Conversation by Barbara Roisman Cooper

Great Britons Of Stage And Screen: In Conversation

byBarbara Roisman CooperForeword byRobert OsborneAfterword byKevin Brownlow

Hardcover | October 1, 2015

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Although there are encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries of contemporary British film and theatre actors, most lack the intimacy of face-to-face interviews. Typically drawn from secondary sources, collections of interviews often repeat tired anecdotes about an actor's film or stage roles, with very little nuance or fresh insights. Great Britons of Stage and Screen: In Conversation features interviews with some of the leading actors of the last fifty years and more. In this collection, Barbara Roisman Cooper presents interviews she personally conducted with more than twenty stars of film, television, and theatre. Held in intimate surroundings-including the actors' private homes and theatre dressing rooms between performances-these interviews provide readers with a rounded understanding of the creative process and the dedication required to develop a performance. Including many well-known Oscar, Tony, Olivier, and BAFTA winners, each interview is preceded by a short introduction and followed by the performer's most significant credits, both on the stage and screen. The actors and actresses who shared their stories in this volume include·Dame Eileen Atkins·Isla Blair·Simon Callow·Dame Joan Collins·Peggy Cummins·Sinéad Cusack·Samantha Eggar·Stephen Fry·Julian Glover·Stephen Greif·Jeremy Irons·Sir Derek Jacobi·Felicity Kendal·Sir Ben Kingsley·Dame Angela Lansbury·Sir John Mills·Alfred Molina·Lynn Redgrave·Jean Simmons·David Suchet·Richard Todd·Michael YorkDesigned to serve as a resource for those studying or writing about the worlds of theatre and film in general-and the art and craft of acting, specifically-Great Britons of Stage and Screen will also appeal to the many fans of the artists who have entertained audiences for decades.
Barbara Roisman Cooper is a professional writer with more than fifty credits in various periodicals, including The Baker Street Journal and British Heritage. She is the coauthor of Straight from the Horse's Mouth (Scarecrow, 2003) with Ronald Neame and Anna Lee: A Life on General Hospital and in Film (2007), with Anna Lee. Robert Os...
Title:Great Britons Of Stage And Screen: In ConversationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.39 × 6.42 × 133 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsForeword by Robert OsbornePreface1.Dame Eileen Atkins2.Isla Blair3.Simon Callow4.Joan Collins5.Peggy Cummins6.Sinéad Cusack7.Samantha Eggar8.Stephen Fry9.Julian Glover10.Stephen Greif11.Jeremy Irons12.Sir Derek Jacobi13.Felicity Kendal14.Sir Ben Kingsley15.Dame Angela Lansbury16.Sir John Mills17.Alfred Molina18.Lynn Redgrave19.Jean Simmons20.David Suchet21.Richard Todd22.Michael YorkAfterword: Kevin BrownlowBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

I am more than happy to report that I have . . . received this fascinating book, which is just so easy to read. It feels as if the reader is sitting in on the interviews, listening to the subjects chatting away about their lengthy careers and co-workers - and it does not disappoint in any way. It brings us up to date with the likes of Peggy Cummins, Angela Lansbury and Joan Collins and once started, the book is very difficult to put down. All twenty two subjects are so different and the author's intelligent questions certainly bring out the best in them and I learned such a lot. I am therefore delighted to recommend this entertaining book to all MVM readers.