Kenneth Tynan: Theatre Writings (Hardback)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Hardback, 304 pages ISBN: 9781854590503Publication Date:
15 Feb 2007
Size: 242mm x 163mm£20.00 £16.00You save £4.00 (20%)

Kenneth Tynan: Theatre Writings (Hardback)

By Kenneth Tynan Edited by Dominic Shellard

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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' – 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.

'Tynan was unique in that he combined the soul of an artist with the descriptive skill of a journalist. His style, blending voluptuous ease with verbal precision, was also a constant instrument of pleasure' Michael Billington, Guardian

'a sentence from him is worth a book from all the rest' Time Out

See extracts from Theatre Writings published in the Guardian.

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Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Hardback, 304 pages ISBN: 9781854590503Publication Date:
15 Feb 2007
Size: 242mm x 163mm£20.00 £16.00You save £4.00 (20%)

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