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Nicholas Hytner shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2018

Nicholas Hytner. Photo: Helen Maybanks Nicholas Hytner. Photo: Helen Maybanks
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Works by Nicholas Hytner and Michael Coveney have made the shortlist for this year’s Theatre Book Prize.

Hytner is nominated for Balancing Acts, which goes behind the scenes at the National Theatre, while Coveney is up for London Theatres, co-written with Peter Dazeley.

Others on the shortlist include Michael Pearce’s Black British Drama: A Transnational Story, Child Actors on the London Stage, circa 1600 by Julie Ackroyd, Costume in Performance by Donatella Barbieri, and Shakespeare on Stage: Vol 2 – Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles by Julian Curry.

The winner will be announced on June 21 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and this year’s judges include critic Sam Marlowe and Orange Tree artistic director Paul Miller.

Honouring books published in 2017, the prize is run by the Society for Theatre Research.