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Gielgud's letters

Author: John Gielgud; Richard Mangan
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Gielgud wrote letters almost every day of his adult life. Whether at home in London and later in Buckinghamshire, or acting abroad or on location, he delighted in sitting down each day and recounting what had been going on and what he felt about events around him." "Not long before his death aged ninety-six in May 2000, he was still writing in an increasingly idiosyncratic and minuscule hand, which he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: John Gielgud; John Gielgud; John Gielgud
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gielgud; Richard Mangan
ISBN: 0297829890 9780297829898
OCLC Number: 53870804
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 564 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The early years --
The thirties --
The war years --
The post-war years --
The fifties --
The sixties --
The seventies --
The eighties --
The nineties.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: introduced and edited by Richard Mangan.

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Presents Gielgud's love letters. Gielgud had a reputation for speaking his mind, and this is evident as he writes about his contemporaries, including the great actors of period: Olivier, Richardson,  Read more...

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