Page extent: 300
ISBN: 9781840021691
Binding: HardBack

Thunder in the Air: Great Actors in Great Roles

Brian Masters

HardBack (09 Oct 2000)
For four hundred years the London stage has nurtured great actors. In this celebration of their achievements, Brian Masters recreates their impact in performance, ranging from Thomas Betterton to David Garrick, Edmund Kean, Mrs Siddons, Henry Irving and dozens of others, close to the present day with Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. Arguing that the work of great actors does not die with them but is passed down in the work of today’s stars, Brian Masters brings together the rich tapestry of a unique tradition, utilising both hilarious anecdotal evidence and historical fact.

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ISBN13 9781840021691
Binding HardBack
Page Extent 300


"Book of the Year" - Beryl Bainbridge, Daily Telegraph

"An exhilarating love of the theatre - Masters writes extremely well [and] has plenty of anecdotes to share" - The Times

"A thoroughly researched history of actors and the way in which acting evolves" - Daily Mail