National Service

National Service : Diary of a Decade

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During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary - a record that disarmingly captured a life at the heart of British cultural and political affairs. The powerful and the famous inevitably strut and fret upon its pages, but NATIONAL SERVICE is also a moving personal journey, charted faithfully by a fiercely self-aware and frequently self-doubting individual. The job of grappling with a giant three-headed monster as complex as the Royal National Theatre is laid before us. So are good gossip, brilliant insights into personalities and relationships and a sense of the ridiculous, which Eyre is powerless to suppress. Like other consummate diarists such as Alan Clarke and Kenneth Tynan, Richard Eyre has a voice and point of view that jolt the reader into fresh understanding - and are instantly compelling.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 44mm | 839.16g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747565899
  • 9780747565895

About Richard Eyre

Sir Richard Eyre was the Artistic Director of The Royal National Theatre for ten years. He has directed numerous classic and new plays and films - most recently IRIS - and is the author of UTOPIA AND OTHER PLACES, and co-author of CHANGING STAGES and of IRIS: A SCREENPLAY.
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