David Oyelowo was only two years out of acting school and playing minor parts at the RSC when he was approached to play the lead in Henry VI. Written with an engaging honesty on the pitfalls and joys of getting and playing such a wonderful part, Oyelowo charts the journey he took as a tyro actor playing a tyro king.
Praise for the 'Actors on Shakespeare' series:
'There is much to enjoy here. The writing preserves the individuality of the actors, while at the same time retaining their clarity and intelligence.' Independent