Theo: An Autobiography / Edition 1

Theo: An Autobiography / Edition 1

by Theodore Bikel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299182843

ISBN-13: 9780299182847

Pub. Date: 09/05/2002

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

An award-winning actor on screen and stage (The Defiant Ones, The African Queen, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), an activist for civil rights and progressive causes worldwide, and a singer whose voice has won him great applause, Theodore Bikel here tells his own compelling life story. Born in Austria,

Overview

An award-winning actor on screen and stage (The Defiant Ones, The African Queen, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), an activist for civil rights and progressive causes worldwide, and a singer whose voice has won him great applause, Theodore Bikel here tells his own compelling life story. Born in Austria, raised in Palestine, educated in England, and with a stellar career in the United States and around the world, Bikel offers a personal history parallel to momentous events of the twentieth century. In an eloquent, fiercely committed voice, he writes of the Third Reich, the birth of the State of Israel, the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s, and the tumultuous 1960s in America. In a new postscript to this paperback edition, he looks at recent events in the Middle East and takes both sides to task for their excesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299182847
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Flashback1
2Hebrew Theatre22
3... Trippingly on the Tongue37
4The Kindness of Strangers56
5The Guitars of the Exile73
6East End, West End, and the Palace93
7How Much Does He Want?113
8America--Love at First Sight134
9Folk Lure152
10Peregrinations184
11The Hills Are Alive204
12Union Dues219
13Come, Let Us Reason Together249
14I Sing and I'll Keep Singing267
15Versatility289
16Tevye321
17From Jerusalem to Jerusalem355
18Entebbe, Vanessa, and Other Thoughts366
19Zorba382
20Toward the Millennium406
Epilogue429
Postscript 2002431
Index443

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