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Character Breakdown

Narrated by: Zawe Ashton
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Arts
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton. 

Cult heroine Zawe Ashton brings us a unique look at life, work and the absurdities of contemporary life.

Zawe Ashton has been acting since she was six. She has played many different roles, from ‘cute little girl’ to ‘assassin with attitude', Oscar Wilde’s Salome to St Trinian’s schoolgirl to Fresh Meat’s Vod.  

To stay sane, an actor must tread a high-wire between life and art, keep sight of where a character ends and the real person begins. So she doesn’t lose herself completely.   

In Character Breakdown, Zawe scrolls through a version of her life. Or is it a version of her art? Or something in between. In it, she encounters glamour, horror, absurdity and questions like: is a life spent more on performance than reality any life at all?

©2019 Zawe Ashton (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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interesting

Interesting glimpse into the acting world which is exactly as one would imagine it - grubby and soul destroying with aspects of having to discuss looks and weight and race that almost no other profession has to face....out loud, anyway. Interesting writing but the performance is the real winner here. amazing.