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BOOK: ActorSpeak Book “O For A Muse Of Fire: Quotes On Acting From Pioneers Of The Stage”


We are really delighted to announce that our first book has been published and is now available online and in all good bookshops internationally!

“O For A Muse Of Fire: Quotes On Acting From Pioneers Of The Stage” is a collection of quotes about acting and the creative process from pioneers of the theatre craft, sourced from down through the ages and around the world.

Editor (and founder), Sally McLean, spent several months researching and illustrating the book, exploring not just the history of acting commentary and process, but also the fascinating characters discovered along the way!  Needless to say, this is now one of several books planned to be released under the ActorSpeak label.

Featuring William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Nellie Stewart, Anton Chekhov, Dame Ellen Terry, Thomas Dekker, Christopher Marlowe, Antonin Artaud, Ben Jonson, Lawrence Barrett, Constantin Stanislavski, George Bernard Shaw, Colley Cibber, Sir Henry Irving, JC Williamson, Sarah Bernhardt, Ethel Barrymore, Mae Busch, Dorothea Jordan and many more, paired with original pop art renditions of each author’s likeness by editor, Sally McLean, this volume makes the perfect addition to any actor or theatrical afficionado’s literary collection.

You can buy O For A Muse Of Fire: Quotes On Acting From Pioneers Of The Stage from a variety of places, such as:

Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository

… and others (including Ebay!) …

however …

We can offer you the current deal of 15% off the retail price via our Createspace Store with the discount code 6TV4X8Q2 entered at checkout.

So, what are you waiting for!? 🙂

Buy direct from our online store by clicking here
(don’t forget to use the above code at checkout for your discount)
PLEASE NOTE: code only available for use at our Createspace Store

To find out more about the book, check out the micro site here.


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Due to a change of servers, all content here on was lost to the winds of the Internet, irretrievably and forever.

This means an entire site rebuild has to take place – which we will be doing over the coming weeks, but it will take time to re-post everything that was here.

So bear with us as this occurs …

Thank you for your patience and hopefully see you soon with full content restored in the very near future!