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Front Row : Evenings at the Theatre - Beryl Bainbridge

Front Row

Evenings at the Theatre

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With an outstanding introductory essay, one of the greatest living English novelists has assembled her writings, essays and reviews about the theatre to provide a highly individual view of contemporary theatre and actors.

The incredible range of Beryl Bainbridge's talents is known to her most fervent admirers. As well as being one of Britain's most acclaimed and biggest selling novelists, she is also an artist, a former actor and, in recent years, an accomplished theatre critic.

As well as starting her life in the arts as an actor, appearing in rep and early episodes of Coronation Street, she wrote for years a column for the Standard, often touching on theatrical matters, and most recently writes for The Oldie as their theatre critic. The book contains fascinating insight into the work of people like Alan Bennett, Alan Rickman and Ronald Harwood.

There are delightful little sketches of the actors and actresses Bainbridge worked with in the early years-including Judith Chalmers. Here is a book to enchant Beryl Bainbridge's countless fans and, through the lengthy autobiographical introduction, to give new insight into the imagination of a creative genius.

About the Author

Dame Beryl Bainbridge is one of Britain's most successful novelists. Her novel's include An Awfully Big Adventure, The Birthday Boys, Master Gorgie, and According to Queeney. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times and has won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award as well as The James Tait Memorial Prize. She lives in London.

'...highly entertaining and informed view of the London theatre.'--, "Liverpool Daily Post "

Introductionp. 1
The Wind in the Willowsp. 11
Faith Healerp. 13
Henry IV, Part IIp. 16
An Awfully Big Adventurep. 19
The Blue Angelp. 21
The Woman in Blackp. 24
Deja vup. 27
Improvizafondp. 30
It Runs In The Familyp. 33
Medeap. 37
Sunset Boulevardp. 39
Wallensteinp. 41
Separate Tablesp. 43
Hysteriap. 46
Mr Directorp. 48
Looking Through A Glass Onionp. 50
She Stoops To Conquerp. 52
Macbethp. 57
Unfinished Businessp. 59
The Government Inspectorp. 61
Me and Mamie O'Rourkep. 63
King Learp. 65
Les Miserablesp. 67
Jack, A Night On The Town With John Barrymorep. 69
Homep. 71
A Busy Dayp. 73
Don't Dress for Dinnerp. 75
Oliver!p. 79
New Englandp. 81
Three Tall Women/Dangerous Cornerp. 83
My Night with Regp. 85
Absolute Hellp. 87
Hot Mikadop. 90
Communicating Doorsp. 92
Taking Sidesp. 94
Hobson's Choice/King Learp. 96
When The Lights Go On Againp. 101
The Glass Menageriep. 103
Confusionsp. 105
Cat and Mouse (Sheep)p. 107
Jolsonp. 109
Passionp. 111
Romeo and Julietp. 113
Two Gentlemen of Veronap. 115
Artp. 117
Joey and Gina's Weddingp. 121
Peter Panp. 123
Henry IVp. 125
The School for Wivesp. 127
Tom & Clemp. 129
Life Supportp. 131
The Herbal Bedp. 133
Lecture on the Crimean Warp. 135
A Letter of Resignationp. 139
An Enemy of the Peoplep. 141
Things We Do For Lovep. 143
Oh! What a Lovely Warp. 145
Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dickp. 147
Vassap. 151
Goodp. 153
The Gin Gamep. 155
Cinderellap. 159
The Family Reunionp. 161
Baby Dollp. 163
The Mystery of Charles Dickensp. 165
Copenhagenp. 167
Notre-Dame de Parisp. 170
Fallen Angelsp. 175
The Accusedp. 177
Under the Doctorp. 179
Lulup. 181
A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 183
Nixon's Nixonp. 185
Caught in the Netp. 187
Antarcticap. 189
Over the Topp. 191
Blood Brothersp. 197
The Three Sistersp. 199
The Syringa Treep. 201
Daisy Pulls It Offp. 203
Lady Windermere's Fanp. 205
Bombay Dreamsp. 207
Sleuthp. 209
Dr Johnson and Mrs Thralep. 211
Afterplayp. 213
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ISBN: 9780826487872
ISBN-10: 0826487874
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 1st February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1