Profiles

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50 of Kenneth Tynan's profiles of many of the most significant performers and writers of his day, including actors such as Garbo, Bogart, Cagney, Olivier and Gielgud; the directors George Cukor, Peter Brook and Joan Littlewood; writers such as Bertolt Brecht, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams; and comedians as diverse as Mel Brooks, Eric Morecambe, W.C. Fields and Lenny Bruce.

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The real Tynan is contained in this collection of 50 profiles and theatre criticism... dazzling... top marks go to those who treat conversation as another chance to perform --Guardian

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Kenneth Tynan was born in April 1927 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, which he left to become drama critic of the Evening Standard in 1951. He moved to the Observer in 1954, where he wrote on theatre every week until he left in 1962 to join Laurence Olivier's new National Theatre as its Literary Manager - and later Consultant. He died in July 1980. A selection of his Theatre Writings is published by NHB. Also published since his death are his Diaries and Letters.

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