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John Gielgud : an actor's life

Author: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton Pub., 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"John Gielgud: An Actor's Life is as much the story of twentieth-century theatre as of one man. Drawn from conversations Brandreth had with Gielgud over thirty years, and written with Sir John's blessing ('Gyles - you are quoting a few of the only fairly intelligent things I have ever said about the theatre - thank you!'), John Gielgud: An Actor's Life provides a revealing, and at times touching, portrait of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Gielgud; John Gielgud; John Gielgud; John Gielgud, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
ISBN: 0750926902 9780750926904 0750927526 9780750927529
OCLC Number: 45351022
Notes: Originally published as: John Gielgud : a celebration. London : Pavilion Books, 1984.
Description: xii, 196 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 'Wonderful actor, wonderful friend', 1904-2000 --
Arthur John Gielgud, 1904-1929 --
'I'm a star!', 1929-1933 --
'The world's best Hamlet', 1933-1946 --
'The finest flower of the contemporary stage', 1934-1948 --
Honour--and humiliation, 1949-1958 --
'You've already shown rne that--now show me something else', 1958-1968 --
'New notes from an old cello', 1968-1994 --
'The end of an era', 1994-2000.
Responsibility: Gyles Brandreth.

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A special celebration of the life and work of a unique actor, film star, director and raconteur. The author draws on his own conversations with Gielgud over 30 years (written with Gielgud's  Read more...

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