Title: Sybil Thorndike
Publisher: Haus Publishing Limited
Book Condition: New
Outside the theatrical profession Sybil Thorndike is no longer the household name she once was; she has become a historical figure. Yet her combative, inspiring life, her passionate concern for the state of the world as well as for her art, resonates with any age. This book tells her story. Num Pages: 584 pages, 24 black & white plates. BIC Classification: ANB; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 245 x 162 x 46. Weight in Grams: 1222. . 2009. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781905791927
?I would rather have been a pianist than anything,? Sybil Thorndike said late in her life, but posterity would never know her as anything other than a majestic actress of stage and screen, whether alongside Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier, or, most famously, as Bernard Shaw?s Saint Joan.
In this authorized biography, written with unique access to the Thorndike family archive and using hundreds of her unpublished letters, Jonathan Croall has written an engaging, sympathetic, yet critical account of one of the most remarkable women of the twentieth century. As a young actress, Thorndike spent three years traveling around America, playing over a hundred Shakespearean parts.
Product Description: Outside the theatrical profession Sybil Thorndike is no longer the household name she once was; she has become a historical figure. Yet her combative, inspiring life, her passionate concern for the state of the world as well as for her art, resonates with any age. As the actor Michael MaclÃammoÃr put it: â?˜Essentially English, she is yet nationless; essentially of her period, she is yet timeless.â??
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