Front Row: Evenings at the Theatre


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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826482785
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/7/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Dame Beryl Bainbridge (1932 - 2010) was one of the most successful and loved contemporary novelists. Her recent novels have included An Awfully Big Adventure, Master Georgie, The Birthday Boys and According to Queenie.

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Table of Contents

The wind in the willows 11
Faith healer 13
Henry IV, part II 16
An awfully big adventure 19
The blue angel 21
The woman in black 24
Deja vu 27
Improvizafond 30
It runs in the family 33
Medea 37
Sunset Boulevard 39
Wallenstein 41
Separate tables 43
Hysteria 46
Mr. Director 48
Looking through a glass onion 50
She stoops to conquer 52
Macbeth 57
Unfinished business 59
The government inspector 61
Me and Mamie O'Rourke 63
King Lear 65
Les Miserables 67
Jack, a night on the town with John Barrymore 69
Home 71
A busy day 73
Don't dress for dinner 75
Oliver! 79
New England 81
Three tall women/dangerous corner 83
My night with Reg 85
Absolute hell 87
Hot mikado 90
Communicating doors 92
Taking sides 94
Hobson's choice/King Lear 96
When the lights go on again 101
The glass menagerie 103
Confusions 105
Cat and mouse (sheep) 107
Jolson 109
Passion 111
Romeo and Juliet 113
Two gentlemen of Verona 115
Art 117
Joey and Gina's wedding 121
Peter Pan 123
Henry IV 125
The school for wives 127
Tom & Clem 129
Life support 131
The herbal bed 133
Lecture on the Crimean War 135
A letter of resignation 139
An enemy of the people 141
Things we do for love 143
Oh! What a lovely war 145
Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick 147
Vassa 151
Good 153
The gin game 155
Cinderella 159
The family reunion 161
Baby doll 163
The mystery of Charles Dickens 165
Copenhagen 167
Notre-Dame de Paris 170
Fallen angels 175
The accused 177
Under the doctor 179
Lulu 181
A midsummer night's dream 183
Nixon's Nixon 185
Caught in the net 187
Antarctica 189
Over the top 191
Brood brothers 197
The three sisters 199
The syringa tree 201
Daisy pulls it off 203
Lady Windermere's fan 205
Bombay dreams 207
Sleuth 209
Dr. Johnson and Mrs. Thrale 211
Afterplay 213
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009


    Jacket cover is misleadidng. Alan Rickman is not mentioned in the book.

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