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John G : the authorised biography of John Gielgud

Autore: Sheridan Morley
Editore: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2001.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"John Gielgud has no place in the history of twentieth-century British theatre for the simple reason that he was that history. In a career spanning almost eighty years on stage and screen, radio and television, he effectively reinvented Shakespeare for the modern stage; he was the first great Hamlet of our time; with his brother Val he virtually created the BBC radio drama; decades before the founding of the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: John Gielgud; John Gielgud; John Gielgud
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sheridan Morley
ISBN: 0340368039 9780340368039
Numero OCLC: 45900248
Descrizione: xvii, 510 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsabilità: Sheridan Morley.

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John Gielgud's career, spanning almost 80 years, was one of the most influential in 20th-century British theatre. Seven years before his death, Gielgud invited Morley to become his authorized  Per saperne di più…

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