National Service : Diary of a Decade
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.
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 160 x 234 x 44mm | 839.16g
- 06 Oct 2003
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
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.