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Theatre Writings by Kenneth Tynan
Book DescriptionKenneth 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' - stylish, discerning and scintillatingly witty.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854595430
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth Tynan
Theatre Writings, Hardback (January 2007)
Tynan was not only the 20th century's most influential theatre critic, but his writing was itself a 'high-definition performance' - one of the qualities he always sought in others. This volume brings together the best of Tynan's theatre writing drawn from his twelve years as a theatre critic (1951-63).
Diaries of Kenneth Tynan, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Kenneth Tynan
Critic Kenneth Tynan, the impresario who created "Oh Calcutta", was also an eccentric and connoisseur of cuisine, wine, literature and women. This title presents his diaries that record a judicious blend of aesthetics, theatre lore, love, marriage, sex and politics.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Tynan
Kenneth Tynan was born in 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. He died in July 1980. He was also a theatre producer - of shows ranging from Oh! Calcutta to Soldiers. A selection of his Profiles is published by NHB. Also published since his death are his Diaries and Letters.Dominic Shellard has published seven books on British theatre, including Kenneth Tynan: A Life (2003),
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