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Reg Livermore
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Stages: A Memoir

Reg Livermore


Hardie Grant Books

Theatre Studies;
Individual actors & performers;
Autobiography: arts & entertainment


240 pages

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Reg Livermore has received three lifetime achievement awards in the last three years - he hopes they aren't trying to tell him something. Now on the eve of his eightieth birthday, one of Australia's most acclaimed stage actors looks back on some of the relationships, triumphs and tragedies that have defined both the person and performer he has become.

Reg revolutionised the Australian theatre industry in a pair of high-heels in the original Rocky Horror Show production; he's sung with Julie Andrews, watched the curtain call from backstage at the Covent Garden opera, and starred in Wicked and The Producers. But he's lived a full and fascinating life bigger than any stage. He grew up in conservative 1950s Sydney, when boys who danced or acted were 'not like other boys'. He's had a restaurant - and relationship - with a volatile French chef in rural New South Wales, experienced an epiphany on an Italian mountainside, and felt the unrivalled heartbreak of watching a parent decline.

Beautifully told with a gently wicked humour, this thoughtful, poignant memoir depicts a life lived under lights, and something else altogether: a life that is universal.

By:   Reg Livermore
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781743795064
ISBN 10:   1743795068
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant figures of the Australian theatre in the twentieth century, Reg Livermore has enjoyed a career spanning more than sixty years; in his time on stage and on television, as well as in his life, he provides an important link with performers and performances during this ever-changing period.

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