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By Callow, Simon
As well as being one of the most recognisable actors, Simon Callow is an accomplished author and journalist. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, this autobiography takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and perform...ances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona.Read more
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By Orwell, George; Read by Callow, Simon
The animals in the farmyard decide that working for humans is doing them no favours, so under the leadership of Napoleon, the only Berkshire Boar on the farm, and the other pigs, they drive out the farmer and his cohorts and set about structuring their own society.
Read by Callow, Simon
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 per...sona. 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. Read by Simon CallowRead more
By Welles, Orson; With Hill, Roger; Edited by Tarbox, Todd; Foreword by Callow, Simon
Marching Song is a play written by Orson Welles and Roger Hill about the abolitionist, John Brown. Welles and Hill collaborated on the play when Welles was seventeen and attending the Todd School for Boys, where Hill was the head schoolmaster.
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