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John Gielgud : the authorized biography

Author: Sheridan Morley
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As dramatic and captivating as one of Sir John's many performances, this authorized biography is an intimate and fully rounded portrait of an unforgettable actor and a remarkable man.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Gielgud; John Gielgud
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheridan Morley
ISBN: 0743222423 9780743222426
OCLC Number: 48383509
Description: 528 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: An Edwardian Youth (1904-1921) --
Waterloo Road to Gower Street (1921-1923) --
An Abandoned Museum on the Woodstock Road (1923-1925) --
Noel and the Nymph (1925-1929) --
To the Vic (1929-1930) --
The Importance of Being Richard (1930-1932) --
Vintage Bordeaux (1933-1934) --
The Readiness Is All (1934-1935) --
Hamlet Goes to Broadway (1935-1937) --
Gielgud and Company (1937-1938) --
The West End at War (1938-1940) --
War Weary (1940-1948) --
The Unkindness of Strangers (1948-1949) --
Shakespeare at Stratford (1950-1951) --
Cassius and California (1952) --
Annus Horribilis (1953) --
King Lear Goes to Japan (1954-1955) --
Back on the Avenue (1956-1957) --
The Ages of Man (1958-1960) --
Othello's Occupation Gone (1961-1964) --
All's Welles (1964-1967) --
Into the Valley of Death (1967-1969) --
Home, Sweet Home (1970-1973) --
Bleak House (1974-1977) --
Gored by Vidal (1977-1984) --
The Best of Friends (1984-1994) --
Goodnight, Sweet Prince (1995-2000).
Responsibility: Sheridan Morley.
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As dramatic and captivating as one of Sir John's many performances, this authorized biography is an intimate and fully rounded portrait of an unforgettable actor and a remarkable man.

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"The Sunday Times" (London) Morley, who knew Gielgud, writes a generous, sympathetic but never cringing study of the late great theatrical knight...a great biography.

 
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