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What do I know? : people, politics and the arts

Author: Richard Eyre
Publisher: London : Nick Hern Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A personal and strikingly honest look at the people and events that have made their mark on one of UK theatre and film's most successful creative artists. Since his successful spell running the National Theatre, Richard Eyre's career as a director of film, theatre and opera has made him a leading cultural figure and a hugely respected commentator on the arts. This book collects over fifty short pieces written by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Eyre; Richard Eyre
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Eyre
ISBN: 9781848424180 1848424183
OCLC Number: 887940685
Description: xiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
People --
John Mortimer --
Arthur Miller --
Tennessee Williams --
Harold Pinter --
Michael Bryant --
Kate Winslet --
Ian Charleson --
Judi Dench --
Stuart Burge --
Peter Hall --
Tony Harrison --
Rose Gray and Ruthie Rogers --
Jocelyn Herbert --
Patrick Marber --
David Hare --
Charles Wood --
Alan Bennett --
Marlon Brando --
Harley Granville-Barker --
Mary Soames --
Politics --
Margaret Thatcher --
The monarchy --
In defence of the BBC --
The Iraq War --
General Sir Mike Jackson --
Campaign performance --
The People's War --
Cultural apartheid --
Shakespeare had a sponsor --
Why the National Theatre matters --
Britishness --
Arts --
Autobiography --
King Lear --
Richard III --
Hedda Gabler --
Sons and lovers --
The smoking diaries --
Being and nothingness --
Making Iris --
Filming fiction --
Guys and dolls --
The pajama game --
Music --
Opera --
The passion of the Christ --
The Da Vinci code --
Michel Houellebecq --
The mousetrap --
Changing stages diary --
Playing mad --
Epilogue. Gardening --
Mother's day.
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