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Gielgud - A Theatrical Life 1904-2000

Gielgud - A Theatrical Life 1904-2000 $19.99, $10.00 (50% off)

Jonathan Croall

Published by Methuen

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The highly praised biography of the greatest classical actor of the twentieth century, whose astonishing career spanned nearly eighty years in films, radio, television and the theatre

For his superbly written, honest and rounded life of this much-loved man, Jonathan Croall has talked in detail to more than a hundred friends and colleagues who worked with Gielgud

These include John Mills, Peter Ustinov, Sarah Miles, Dirk Bogarde, Michael Pennington, Edward Albee and Peter Brook

The book captures his childhood as a member of one of the biggest theatrical dynasties - the Terry family - his rise to fame through his triumphs in Shakespeare at the Old Vic

His work with contemporary playwrights such as Harold Pinter

His Oscar-winning movie performances

And the profound influence he had on actors such Alec Guinness and Michael Redgrave

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"A remarkable achievement ... a worthy tribute to a loveable man and a dedicated artist" ~ Times Literary Supplement

"Elegant, compendious and hugely enjoyable ..." ~ Scotsman

"As much a history of theatre as a biography, it is a model of research and readability" ~ Independent

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