Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud by Jonathan CroallGielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud by Jonathan Croall

Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud

byJonathan CroallForeword bySimon Callow

Hardcover | March 8, 2013

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'A glorious compendium of John's scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas... He was one of the greatest of all theatrical personalities, and these utterly characteristic throwaway squibs bring him vividly back to life.' Simon CallowThis delicious feast of Gielgoodies ", compiled by Gielgud's biographer, reveals a less well-known side to this celebrated man of the theatre: his lightning wit, his love of scandal and gossip, his wicked delight in putting down his fellow-artists, his relish of bawdy humour. Full of startling new material, drawn from many unpublished letters and Jonathan Croall's extensive interviews, the book also celebrates the man who dropped a thousand bricks. Gielgud's excruciating gaffes were legendary, and here are both the famous andthe unknown, collected in all their glory. Whether committed backstage, in the wings or in rehearsals, on film sets or in television studios, they bring this merry and much-loved man vividly to life. "
Title:Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John GielgudFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 8.25 × 5 × 0.62 inPublished:March 8, 2013Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849434484

ISBN - 13:9781849434485

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Shortlisted by the UK's Sunday Times in the best humor books of the year.One of The Stage 's Books of 2012Gielgud was indiscreet even by the exacting standards of the acting profession... I could hear Sir John's voice as I read which lent extra poignancy to some of his observations." - Sunday Times "A glorious celebration of the idiosyncratic but wholly endearing warmth of a unique figure." - Stage "This is a slim, patrician and elegant little volume... filled with the most amusing series of gaffes and inappropriate comments... this book is very funny and can lead to some embarrassment when read in public places... most amusing." - British Theatre Guide "Shows Gielgud's absolutely genuine innocence, sweetness and honesty... This little book would make a great Christmas present - highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a giggle, particularly when laced with a good swig of theatre history." - Harriet Devine, Blue Pages Shortlisted by the UK's Sunday Times in the best humor books of the year.One of The Stage 's Books of 2012"Gielgud was indiscreet even by the exacting standards of the acting profession... I could hear Sir John's voice as I read which lent extra poignancy to some of his observations." ? Sunday Times "A glorious celebration of the idiosyncratic but wholly endearing warmth of a unique figure." ? Stage "This is a slim, patrician and elegant little volume... filled with the most amusing series of gaffes and inappropriate comments... this book is very funny and can lead to some embarrassment when read in public places... most amusing." ? British Theatre Guide "Shows Gielgud's absolutely genuine innocence, sweetness and honesty... This little book would make a great Christmas present - highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a giggle, particularly when laced with a good swig of theatre history." ? Harriet Devine, Blue Pages "