Peggy Ashcroft

Michael Billington

Verlag: Mandarin, 1989
ISBN 10: 0749301139 / ISBN 13: 9780749301132
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Inhaltsangabe: In a career of great range and depth, Dame Peggy Ashcroft was an important part of most new movements in British theatre for more than half a century. Always preferring her place in a permanent company to personal fame, she made the Royal Shakespeare Company a living reality and helped to put the National Theatre firmly on the map when it moved to the South Bank. Apart from her excellence in classical roles, her willingness to take chances allied her to Beckett, Pinter, Duras and Albee. It was in her late seventies that she embarked on "A Passage to India" and "The Jewel in the Crown", and revealed her talent to a wider public. Michael Billington followed Dame Peggy's career closely for many years, and in this book he offers an insight into the life of a complex and private woman. Through conversations with her and contemporaries such as Sir John Gielgud, George Rylands, Sir Anthony Quayle and Sir Peter Hall, he sets out to show how she was a pivotal influence in British theatre. This edition has been revised after Dame Peggy's death, to include a postscript and updated chronology.

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Titel: Peggy Ashcroft
Verlag: Mandarin
Erscheinungsdatum: 1989
Einband: Paperback

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Verlag: John Murray Publishers Ltd., London, United Kingdom (1988)
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Buchbeschreibung John Murray Publishers Ltd., London, United Kingdom, 1988. hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. A biography of Dame Peggy Ashcroft who, the author contends, represents the heart of British theatre. This book encompasses not only her most important roles but also the part she has played in new movements in British theatre over the past 50 years. She discovered the theatre while a Croydon schoolgirl and dreamt of becoming part of a permanent company of actors after reading of the Moscow Art Theatre. Her work at Lillian Baylis's Old Vic is described, as are her major parts at The New, The Queen's and The Haymarket. In addition, the author expands on her involvement with the Royal Court under George Devine, the Royal Shakespeare Company under Peter Hall and Trevor Nunn, and the National Theatre in its move to the South Bank. The author attributes the credit she was given for her performances in "The Jewel in the Crown" and "A Passage to India" to her relentless perfectionism but even more so to her qualities as a woman. He describes her compassion for people, her tireless work for humanitarian causes and her curiosity about the world we live in. In writing this biography Michael Billington has drawn on conversations with Dame Peggy and her contemporaries including Sir John Gielgud, George Rylands, Sir Anthony Quayle and Sir Peter Hall. He also gives an account of the problems of an actor's life, aiming to give the layman a glimpse behind the scenes Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clean Copy. Artikel-Nr. 012998

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Buchbeschreibung John Murray, 1988. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. | Dust Wrapper over Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 9½" x 6¼". 312pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing).Illustrated with black and white photographs. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Slight ruffling to the top edge of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Artikel-Nr. 167307

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Buchbeschreibung John Murray Pubs, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First. Pictorial dust jacket is price clipped, single small closed tear to back cover. ; 312 pages; "Dame Peggy Ashcroft has been a vital part of every new movement in British theatre over the past 50 years. More than just a very great actress, she represents the heart of British theatre. ". Artikel-Nr. 100581

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