Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave

by Dan Callahan

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Overview

In this first-ever biography of the woman many have called our greatest living actress, the formidable Vanessa Redgrave is at last revealed to us in all of her different personas.

Who isn’t in awe of Vanessa Redgrave? Her career on stage and screen remains vital and her extreme-left political stands are still quite controversial. This is the moment, and this is the biography, to take stock of Vanessa Redgrave both as actress and as political activist with a critical, objective study of her life and career.

It is also time to account for her unparalleled achievements as an empathetic actress of considerable genius. Anyone who has seen Redgrave in her numerous stage and film roles will know why she is the very best we have. The radiant, fearless, daring, perverse and always unpredictable Redgrave is the brightest light in the forest of her famous family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605988306
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,263,286
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dan Callahan, author of Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman, is the associate editor at Siman Media Works. He has published theater and film reviews in Time Out New York, Sight and Sound, The L Magazine, Slant Magazine and many other publications. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Michael: Mask or Face 7

Vanessa: A Great Actress is Born 19

Rosalind and Tony 33

Swinging Vanessa 47

Isadora 68

Trojan Women and Devils 80

Keeping Left 95

Ellida and Julia 108

Playing for Time 128

TV and the Boston Symphony Case 139

The Bostonians 150

Michael 155

Healy's Ouster 158

Features Again and TV 164

Second Serve 171

The Classics and Peggy 177

Orpheus 184

Lynn 94

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 200

Howards End 208

A Memoir, Margaritas, and Mrs. Dalloway 214

If These Walls Could Talk 2 240

Chechnya and Lady Windermere 245

Long Day's Journey and The Fever 252

The Year of Magical Thinking 262

Natasha 276

On Top of the Mountain 288

Coda 307

Notes 313

Index 329

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