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Great Disasters of the Stage

by William Donaldson

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This is truly one of the funniest books I have ever read, and quite possibly the funniest.

William Donaldson, who was involved with theatre for many years, presents many hilarious stories of the (predominately) British stage. He particularly seems to have a grudge against Nicol Williamson, and happily relates a few stories showing Williamson in a negative light.

Attempting to name a favourite story is impossible but who could not love the story of the actress who forgot there was a matinee showing at the theatre she worked at and walked on stage in streetwear during a scene full of Roman soldiers. She tried to get off stage but couldn't and could be seen for the rest of the play in various areas of the stage, bowing to the lead actor.

I first read this book in a pub in Port Adelaide and other patrons asked me if I was alright as I had tears rolling down my cheeks laughing at the stories.

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