The Central Book - HARDBACK

The Central Book - HARDBACK $37.99

Lolly Susi

Published by Oberon

The Central Book tells the story of the first hundred years in the life of an extraordinary actor-training school founded by the indomitable Elsie Fogerty in 1906

Starting from a single room in the Royal Albert Hall, Elsie Fogerty built her small school into a world-famous institution that was to foster the talents not only of performers and other theatre practitioners, but also of inspirational teachers and speech therapists

Many of the most eminent actors of the twentieth century began their careers at Central - Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft and Judi Dench all trained at this remarkable place

In its hundred years at the forefront of theatre training, Central has weathered two World Wars, as well as an ever-changing political environment. Susi's fascinating study shows that one thing Central has never been is boring ...

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