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Author Bell, John, 1940-

Title John Bell : the time of my life
Published Crows Nest NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.028092 Bel/Jbt  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 288 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates (some color) : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary "Here, for the first time, John Bell shares some of the highs and lows of his four decades in theatre. He weaves personal anecdotes and memories through what is a delightfully entertaining look at the inside world of theatre in Australia. There are tales of his time in England at the Royal Shakespeare Company, of Kenneth Branagh and Sir John Gielgud, as a teacher at NIDA, of the Old Tote, the irreverent Nimrod Theatre, and the extraordinary Bell Shakespeare Company. And there are stories of some of the most familiar names in Australia's cultural life - Ken Horler, John Gaden, Richard Wherrett, Bruce Beresford, Jacki Weaver, Robyn Nevin, Bill Hunter, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Barrie Kosky and many others."
"The Bells are arguably Australia's first theatrical family. John Bell and Anna Volska enjoy exciting and demanding lives in theatre and their daughters, Lucy, an actor, and Hilary, a playwright, are now forging their own successes. In this book, John Bell discusses the vital entwining of his family and professional life - the birth of his first child just before his evening performance of Hamlet, the joys of having his family on tour even though it often meant the girls went to sleep under the bleachers while their parents rehearsed, and the amazing 'teeny-bopper' shows that Lucy and Hilary put on with other children such as Miranda Otto and Felix Williamson."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Drama
John Bell
Notes Includes index
Subject Bell, John, 1940-
Bell Shakespeare Company
Theatrical companies -- Australia.
Actors -- Australia -- Biography.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 2003430119
ISBN 1865086401 hardback
Other Titles Time of my life
The time of my life