National Service: Diary of a Decade
Brand: Bloomsbury UK

National Service: Diary of a Decade

  • Publish Date: 2003-10-06
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Sir Richard Eyre

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During the10 years from 1987 to 1997 that he was director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diarya 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, butNational Serviceis 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 understandingand are instantly compelling.

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