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My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography by Simon Callow

My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography

by Simon Callow


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Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography 2011

Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, Callow takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and performances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier.

The book reconstructs the highlights of his career, including his breakthrough roles as the foul-mouthed Mozart in Amadeus, and as Reverend Beebe in the film of A Room With a View, at the personal insistence of producer Ismail Merchant. The pieces are interspersed with commentaries on pantomime, nudity, homosexuality, and the many other aspects of a rich and varied life, both on and off the stage.

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  • Published: April 2011
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: M063359
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