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In two minds : a biography of Jonathan Miller

Author: Kate Bassett
Publisher: London : Oberon, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Two Minds ... is the story of Jonathan Miller, one of post war Britain's most intriguing polymaths. Descended from immigrants who fled Tsarist anti-Semitism to become shopkeepers in Ireland and London's East End, Miller was born into an intellectual milieu, between Bloomsbury and Harley Street - the son of a novelist and a leading child psychiatrist. Miller trained as a doctor but then forged a career as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bassett, Kate.
In two minds.
London : Oberon, 2012
(OCoLC)809939377
Named Person: Jonathan Miller; Jonathan Miller
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Bassett
ISBN: 9781849437387 1849437386
OCLC Number: 832373518
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Birth and Parents: An infancy in print; 2 The War and Post-War Years: Peripatetic and prep-school days; 3 1947-53: St Paul's School; 4 1953-6: Cambridge; 5 The Late Fifties: Marriage and UCH; qualified medic and collagist; 6 The Start of the Sixties: Beyond the Fringe; The Establishment; the Royal Court Theatre; 7 1962-4: New York; 8 The Mid-Sixties: Back in the UK and shaking up the BBC, from Monitor to Alice in Wonderland. 9 Late Sixties to Early Seventies: NW1 extended families; back to the theatre (Nottingham Playhouse, the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, the Mermaid and Olivier's National Theatre); 10 Early to Mid-Seventies: Returning to medical matters in academia; Peter Hall's NT; Private Eye; Greenwich Theatre and a West End Chekhov; 11 Mid-Seventies Onwards: Operatic beginnings and The Body in Question; 12 On into the Eighties: The ENO and the BBC Shakespeare Series; science in Sussex; Ivan and Prisoner of Consciousness; 13 Mid-Eighties: Going international; Subsequent Performances. Finito at the ENO (for now)14 Nearing the Nineties: Long Day's Journey; the RSC; a return to the Royal Court; running the Old Vic; 15 The Nineties: Damning England; round the world and back again; ENO II and the ROH; Broomhill, the Almeida and Dublin's Gate Theatre; 16 Into the New Millennium: The ongoing international roundabout; art and curating; a knighthood; a BBC comeback and home; Notes; Jonathan Miller: Selective Chronology; Bibliography; Index of Names; Plates.
Responsibility: Kate Bassett.
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The authoritative story of Jonathan Miller, one of Britain's greatest living public intellectuals.  Read more...

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"A remarkable portrait of a complex and Coleridgean figure, a man in two minds about himself for most of his life' The Telegraph 'Scrupulously researched, always fascinating - As Bassett says in her Read more...

 
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