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Salem to Moscow
by Brian Cox
This personal history covers 30 years in the British theatre, but it begins in the 1980s when Cox, despite considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic, was nevertheless seeking a fresh sense of purpose for his life and work. He embarked on a journey which culminated in directing "The Crucible" at the Moscow Art Theatre School. Working within Moscow's most hallowed t ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Heinemann Educational Books
(first published April 16th 1991)
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The first book I've read by someone with my name. Cox writes about being unsatisfied with his acting, and accepting an offer to work with students in the Moscow Art Theatre. Russia in the 80s was like going back in time, and those details are interesting, but there are too many details about the personalities of unknown actors and the specific problems of producing a play. The title refers to The Crucible, the play he directed in Russian, and the opening of that play is a highlight at the end of ...more
He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim in Rushmore and William Stryker in X2: X-Men United. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 production Manhunter.More about Brian Cox...