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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937-
New York : Random House, c1994
|Named Person:||Vanessa Redgrave; Vanessa Redgrave; Vanessa Redgrave|
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|Notes:||Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 1991.
|Description:||419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
The Redgrave family has a long history in the theatre, and Vanessa writes thoughtfully and intelligently about her craft. Her grandparents and great-grandparents were actor-managers, writers, and actors. Her father, Michael Redgrave, was the son of an actor who starred in some of the first silent feature films in Australia. Vanessa married the director Tony Richardson, and they had two daughters, the actresses Natasha and Joely Richardson. She had a son, Carlo, with the Italian actor Franco Nero.
Redgrave writes movingly of the strain her political activity has put on her family, and of the effect it has had on her career. But she is stalwart in her commitments. Her book is an honest and poignant account of an artist's compassionate, intelligent, brave, and loving engagement with the world.