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The Actresses - Barbara Ewing
The Actresses
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They all met again at the Drama School Reunion: the Hollywood celebrity, the out-of-work soap star, the understudy, the Shakespearian hero, the plodding small part player. Thirty-six years ago the Academy's principal spoke of the great parts awaiting them. What he did not say, was that before... show more
They all met again at the Drama School Reunion: the Hollywood celebrity, the out-of-work soap star, the understudy, the Shakespearian hero, the plodding small part player. Thirty-six years ago the Academy's principal spoke of the great parts awaiting them. What he did not say, was that before they reached the age of 40, there would be almost no parts for the actresses. Because they had stopped being young. But: once an actress, always an actress and on that hot, summer's day it is clear that age does not wipe out ambition. Or desire. Or memory. So that when the Reunion culminates in an accusation of rape that dominates every newspaper in the country, the past — sweet, cruel, tragic — comes flooding back, and the actresses become the stars of the story.

Perceptive, funny, shocking, and wise, this novel could only have been written by somebody who has been there.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781788544658 (178854465X)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Pages no: 566
Edition language: English
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5.0 A LOOK AT THE REAL LIVES OF ACTORS & ACTRESSES
"THE ACTRESSES" by Barbara Ewing (herself an actress, as well as a writer) is one of the most entertaining and insightful novels I've read so far this year. The story begins in London during the mid-1990s at a reunion there - on a hot, summer day - of the members of the London Academy of Dramatic ...
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