Theatre Writings by Kenneth TynanTheatre Writings by Kenneth Tynan

Theatre Writings

byKenneth TynanEditorDominic ShellardForeword byTom Stoppard

Hardcover | April 1, 2000

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The best of Tynan's theatre criticism, selected and edited by his biographer Dominic Shellard - with a foreword by Tom Stoppard.Kenneth Tynan was the 20th century's most influential theatre critic. Famous above all for championing the Angry Young Men at the Royal Court and for heralding Brecht, Beckett and Pinter, his writing was itself a 'high-definition performance' â?? stylish, discerning and scintillatingly witty.This volume collects over 100 of his reviews, including his astonishingly accurate assessments of the first ever performances of Waiting for Godot; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; A View from the Bridge; The Entertainer; A Taste of Honey; and Beyond the Fringe. Also included are articles on such topics as Broadway musicals, censorship, Bertolt Brecht and, his pet hobby-horse, the need for a National Theatre, where he was to be Olivier's right-hand man.
Kenneth Tynan was born in April 1927 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, which he left to become drama critic of the Evening Standard in 1951. He moved to the Observer in 1954, where he wrote on theatre every week until he left in 1962 to join Laurence Olivier's new National Theatre as its Literary Manager - and later Consultant....
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Title:Theatre WritingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.47 × 6.51 × 0.86 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1854590502

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