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The Resource Theatre writings, Kenneth Tynan ; selected and edited by Dominic Shellard preface by Matthew Tynan ; foreword by Tom Stoppard

Theatre writings, Kenneth Tynan ; selected and edited by Dominic Shellard preface by Matthew Tynan ; foreword by Tom Stoppard

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Theatre writings
Title
Theatre writings
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Kenneth Tynan ; selected and edited by Dominic Shellard preface by Matthew Tynan ; foreword by Tom Stoppard
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume, selected and edited by Kenneth Tynan's biographer, Dominic Shellard, brings together the best of Tynan's theatre writing drawn from his 12 years as a theatre critic (1951-63).
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StDuBDS
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1927-1980
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Tynan, Kenneth
Dewey number
  • 792.95
  • 792.9'5
  • 792.95
  • 792.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1707
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shellard, Dominic
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  • Theater
  • Dramatic criticism
  • Performing Arts
  • Reportage & collected journalism
  • Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Literary studies: plays & playwrights
  • Literary essays
Summary expansion
Following on from his "Diaries and Letters", comes this long awaited selection of the best of Tynan's theatre criticism. 'I doubt,' wrote Kenneth Tynan in his review of "Look Back in Anger", 'if I could love anyone who did not wish to see this play'. Famous above all for his championship of the Angry Young Men at the Royal Court and for heralding Brecht, Beckett and Pinter, 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, selected and edited by Tynan's biographer, Dominic Shellard, brings together the best of Tynan's theatre writing drawn from his twelve years as a theatre critic (1951-63). Included are ground-breaking reviews of plays by Arthur Miller, John Osborne, T.S.Eliot and Noel Coward, as well as articles on such topics as Broadway musicals, censorship, Brecht in Berlin and the National Theatre, where he was to be Olivier's right-hand man - thus ending his career as a critic. All of Tynan's theatre criticism has been out of print for many years - a fact regularly lamented by reviewers.;This new, comprehensive selection will be the standard reference point for Tynan's work for years to come, as well as providing useful contexts for each review
Label
Theatre writings, Kenneth Tynan ; selected and edited by Dominic Shellard preface by Matthew Tynan ; foreword by Tom Stoppard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0000177679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 278 p.
Isbn
9781854590503
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Theatre writings, Kenneth Tynan ; selected and edited by Dominic Shellard preface by Matthew Tynan ; foreword by Tom Stoppard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0000177679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 278 p.
Isbn
9781854590503
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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