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Thoughts and Reflections of an Ageing Actress

Ruth Posner

Ruth Posner arrived in England at the age of sixteen, unable to speak English, and decided to study dance, with a view to becoming a teacher. 

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ISBN : 978-1-84897-866-9
Published : 31/08/2017
Pages : 83
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


Ruth Posner

Born in Warsaw, Poland. Ruth came to England after the war, with children's transport. Her first career was in dance, she was an original member of the London Contemporary Dance Company. She studied acting in New York, and received an MA in Theatre Arts from Hunter College. Ruth taught Physical theatre at Julliard in New York and in London at RADA, Central School of Drama and Lamda. She has extensive experience in Theatre Television, and radio. She currently resides in London with her husband.

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Ruth Posner arrived in England at the age of sixteen, unable to speak English, and decided to study dance, with a view to becoming a teacher. She achieved this and performed widely, including the wonderful aerial ballet in London's Millennium Dome. 
Later, Ruth switched to acting but in time, obtaining work became more difficult. In this book, she describes the process of seeking work as an 'older' actress, a stage which usually involves playing 'Old ladies in care homes or half-witted grannies!' Roles are frequently in commercials, and Ruth describes some of the auditions she attended, with often bizarre results, including being considered too old to play a grandmother, or too lively when announcing a party. 
This memoir of an interesting career is an entertaining read, showing the background to a fascinating world, underpinned by a quiet sadness at the prejudice against the aged in a profession that will always need them.

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