Balancing Acts

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In 2003, Nicholas Hytner took up his position as Director of the National Theatre. He would dedicate the next 12 years of his life to the job, and it would occupy nearly every waking thought. ‘Balancing Acts’ is the story of this time. It is a story about actors, writers and directors; about directing new plays like ‘The History Boys’ and ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’; movies like ‘The Madness of King George’; musicals and operas. About probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About coming up time and again against the challenge of reconciling art and commerce. About opening the doors of the National to a broader audience than ever before, and changing the public’s perception of what the theatre is for. Its cast includes the likes of Alan Bennett, Arthur Miller, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Daniel Day-Lewis, John Gielgud and Mike Leigh.

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The Sunday Times Bestseller

This is the inside story of twelve years at the helm of Britain’s greatest theatre.

It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes such as The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors; of opening the doors of the National Theatre to a broader audience than ever before, and changing the public’s perception of what theatre is for. It is about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About fostering new talent and directing some of the most celebrated actors of our times. Its cast includes the likes of Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren.

Intimate, candid and insightful, Balancing Acts is a passionate exploration of the art and alchemy of making theatre.

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Weight 0.223 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

314

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

792.0941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K