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The Resource The house of Redgrave : the lives of a theatrical dynasty, Tim Adler

The house of Redgrave : the lives of a theatrical dynasty, Tim Adler

Label
The house of Redgrave : the lives of a theatrical dynasty
Title
The house of Redgrave
Title remainder
the lives of a theatrical dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Tim Adler
Title variation
Lives of a theatrical dynasty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than seventy years ago, after a performance of 'Hamlet' at the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier stepped out from behind the curtain to announce, 'Ladies and gentlemen, tonight a great actress has been born; Laertes has a daughter.' Her parents had already named her Vanessa. Between them, Michael Redgrave's children and grandchildren would go on to win four Golden Globes, a Tony Award and an Oscar. Yet just as Prometheus was punished for giving fire to humanity, so the Redgrave family has suffered more than its fair share of the most appalling unhappiness: within just over a year of each other, Vanessa's daughter, brother and sister would die. The Redgrave family story is a febrile mix of ambition, scandal and tragedy that for some of them ends in a remote country churchyard, 80 miles north of Manhattan ..."--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
Summary
From the landmark films of Tony Richardson to the untimely death of Natasha Richardson, this is the saga of one of the greatest dynasties in British film and theatre
Tone
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10177838
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
792.028092241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.R417
LC item number
A45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the lives of a theatrical dynasty
Label
The house of Redgrave : the lives of a theatrical dynasty, Tim Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The secret lives of a theatrical dynasty"--P. [1] of dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
And Laertes had a daughter -- Perfection is not an aim -- Ever feel you've been cheated? -- A conscience the size of Grand Central Station -- The right to fail -- The ugliest girl in the world -- Mr. and Mrs. Wood -- Mad about the boy -- The Red Queen and the Mad Hatter -- Thirty-two faggot acts -- Hail, Vanessa -- O, what a charge he made -- 'To be or not to be ... Oh f**k!' -- The pharaoh and the monster -- I need you now -- Zionist hoodlums -- The floating houseparty -- Family business -- Exit, Prospero -- Dancing naked in the rain -- Offstage drama -- A thin streak of the irrational -- The undiscovered country
Control code
5622633
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781845136239
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn808601245
  • (OCoLC)808601245
Label
The house of Redgrave : the lives of a theatrical dynasty, Tim Adler
Publication
Note
"The secret lives of a theatrical dynasty"--P. [1] of dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
And Laertes had a daughter -- Perfection is not an aim -- Ever feel you've been cheated? -- A conscience the size of Grand Central Station -- The right to fail -- The ugliest girl in the world -- Mr. and Mrs. Wood -- Mad about the boy -- The Red Queen and the Mad Hatter -- Thirty-two faggot acts -- Hail, Vanessa -- O, what a charge he made -- 'To be or not to be ... Oh f**k!' -- The pharaoh and the monster -- I need you now -- Zionist hoodlums -- The floating houseparty -- Family business -- Exit, Prospero -- Dancing naked in the rain -- Offstage drama -- A thin streak of the irrational -- The undiscovered country
Control code
5622633
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781845136239
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn808601245
  • (OCoLC)808601245

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