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O'Connor, Garry

Overview
Works: 47 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 7,951 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2598.R46, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Garry O'Connor
Publications by Garry O'Connor
Most widely held works by Garry O'Connor
Sean O'Casey : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Valete 1990 Matthew Collins
Universal Father : a life of John Paul II by Garry O'Connor( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Pope John Paul II from his childhood and early years as a priest through his twenty-six year papacy, highlighting his opposition to communism, his travels, and changes within the Catholic Church during his reign
Ralph Richardson : an actor's life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
12 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse toneelspeler (geb. 1902)
William Shakespeare : a popular life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the life and work of William Shakespeare, including his marriage, sexuality, family life, and experiences in the theater
The pursuit of perfection : a life of Maggie Teyte by Garry O'Connor( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Olivier : in celebration ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Venner og kolleger biograferer den engelske skuespiller Laurence Olivier
The secret woman : a life of Peggy Ashcroft by Garry O'Connor( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Peggy Ashcroft was one of the great actresses of the 20th century, being equally at home with the classics as with contemporary drama. Her official biography concentrated only on her professional life, but family, friends and colleagues have co-operated to make this biography a fuller picture
Alec Guinness : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
"For the first time, Garry O'Connor reveals Guinness's full story, including how the actor was shaped by his illegitimacy, his strained relationship with his mother, and his search for stability through the Roman Catholic Church. His biography is backed by impeccable research, including interviews with Guinness himself, and contains startling new information about Guinness's childhood, his secret relationships, and the fears that haunted him. This book is a unique portrait of the man behind the indelible performances."--Jacket
Paul Scofield : an actor for all seasons by Garry O'Connor( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"Paul Scofield is the most private - and arguably the greatest - of all living British actors. At 80, he is still in peak condition, in creative power, looks and health. No actor of the last century has achieved greater acclaim for the depth and range of his performances, from extreme farce or comedy (including a singing part in a musical), to darkest tragedy." "Many of his roles are already part of the glory of British theatre history. His King Lear transformed that role, perhaps for all time. His two performances as Hamlet were landmark productions. The tour of the second Hamlet to Russia marked a significant thaw in Anglo-Russian cultural contacts." "Scofield, however, is adamantly not a celebrity actor. As guardian of his craft and integrity, he has kept himself most carefully out of the limelight. This, in fact, is the first full biography of him. Garry O'Connor, highly respected for his theatrical biographies, presents a richly drawn, fully dimensional portrait of the great actor. O'Connor interviewed the intensely private Scofield himself, as well as many of the actors and directors he has worked with, including Simon Callow, Trevor Nunn, Richard Eyre, and Peter Hall. The result is a biography of one of the past century's most remarkable and enigmatic icons."--Jacket
The Mahabharata : Peter Brook's epic in the making by Garry O'Connor( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Alec Guinness : the unknown : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A gifted actor who was a familiar figure to many, Alec Guinness was a complex man who was careful throughout his life to show only a little of his true self. The author reveals some new information about Guinness's childhood, his secret relationships and the fears that haunted him
As luck would have it : my seven ages by Derek Jacobi( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Derek Jacobi is one of the most beloved and distinguished British theatre actors of the last fifty years. Until now, the public have known very little about the private man. In this frank, funny and moving autobiography, Derek lifts the veil for the first time on his extraordinary life, behind the footlights and beneath the theatrical make-up
French theatre today by Garry O'Connor( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Darlings of the gods : one year in the lives of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh by Garry O'Connor( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Alec Guinness : master of disguise by Garry O'Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Ralph Richardson : an actor's life by Garry O'Connor( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Paul Scofield : the biography by Garry O'Connor( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"Paul Scofield is one of Britain's finest classical actors, and is often described as the greatest actor in the world. It is a remarkable accolade for such a self-effacing man, one who frequently turned down parts that would have led to fame and riches. But Scofield has always followed his own path and after sixty years his acting still surprises, and wins the admiration of critics." "Of the same stature as Redgrave, Gielgud and Olivier, although of a younger generation, Scofield too won international acclaim. He was awarded an Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons in 1966 - and was nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Ralph Fiennes' father in Quiz Show in 1995. His distinguished stage career includes all the great roles: Tynan described his Hamlet as the best he'd ever seen. Paul Scofield won a Bafta in 1997 for The Crucible and was made a Companion of Honour in 2001." "Acclaimed author Garry O'Connor has spoken to the famously reclusive Scofield himself, as well as to many of the actors and directors he has worked with, including Diana Rigg, Simon Callow, Robert Redford, Trevor Nunn and Peter Hall. The result is a biography that paints a revealing portrait of a man who, for the serious film- and theatre-goer, is more of an icon than any other living actor."--BOOK JACKET
Campion's ghost : the sacred and profane memories of John Donne, poet by Garry O'Connor( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The Butcher of Poland : Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank by Garry O'Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"The life of the Bavarian Hans Frank, one of the ten war criminals hanged at Nuremburg in 1946, who converted to Catholicism before he died, has not received the full attention the world has given to other Nazi leaders. In many ways he warrants it more. His life symbolises Germany's hubristic and visionary ambition to an alarming degree much better than anyone else's, perhaps because he was an intellectual of the highest calibre: ‘Can’t they see,’ he said of his fellow accused at Nuremberg, ‘that this is a horrible tragedy in the history of mankind, and that we are the symbols of an evil that God is brushing aside?’ As he recognised by the end he was a primary - if not the exemplary - symbol of evil, his remorse, self-pity, and arrogance knew no bounds as they vied with his contrition. Author Garry O'Connor brings his skills as a playwright, biographer and novelist to this harrowing account of Histler's lawyer, the man who formalised the Nazi race laws." --Publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Connor, Garry O'
O'Connor M.
O'Connor, M. (Garry)
Languages
English (171)
Czech (2)
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