Otherwise Engaged: The Life of Alan Bates

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Otherwise Engaged The play, "Look Back in Anger" changed Alan Bates' life. He also worked in television and won international acclaim for his roles in a number of major films, from "A Kind of Loving" to "Zorba the Greek". But his personal life was turbulent. This work chronicles Alan's achievements as a performer against the backdrop of a complicated personal life. Full description

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"The actor who emerges in this biography is a compassionate man who was drawn to troubled souls, who disliked the passivity he detected in himself but was capable of communicating and understanding psychological subtleties." (Observer)

"Major new biography of a brilliant actor" (Daily Mail)

"Judicious critical appraisal" (The Times)

"Serious and sympathetic" (Literary Review)

"Spoto's authorised biography, anchored by extensive interviews with family and friends, portrays a complicated and intriguing man." (Good Book Guide)

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1956, at the age of 22, Alan Bates was cast in John Osborne s controversial play, Look Back in Anger . The play changed the course of British theatre - and of Alan s life. With a sudden rush of fame, he became a member of a new circle of actors at the Royal Court: the English Stage Company. From then on, he also worked steadily in television and won international acclaim for his roles in a number of major films, from A Kind of Loving and Zorba the Greek to Women in Love . But his personal life was not always as seemingly straightforward as his career - his relationships, including that with his wife, Victoria Ward, were often turbulent. Drawing on dozens of interviews with his family, lovers, colleagues and friends - and mining a rich store of primary research - Donald Spoto chronicles Alan s achievements as a performer against the backdrop of a complicated personal life. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099490968

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1956, at the age of 22, Alan Bates was cast in John Osborne s controversial play, Look Back in Anger . The play changed the course of British theatre - and of Alan s life. With a sudden rush of fame, he became a member of a new circle of actors at the Royal Court: the English Stage Company. From then on, he also worked steadily in television and won international acclaim for his roles in a number of major films, from A Kind of Loving and Zorba the Greek to Women in Love . But his personal life was not always as seemingly straightforward as his career - his relationships, including that with his wife, Victoria Ward, were often turbulent. Drawing on dozens of interviews with his family, lovers, colleagues and friends - and mining a rich store of primary research - Donald Spoto chronicles Alan s achievements as a performer against the backdrop of a complicated personal life. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099490968

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Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Otherwise Engaged: The Life of Alan Bates, Donald Spoto, In 1956, at the age of 22, Alan Bates was cast in John Osborne's controversial play, "Look Back in Anger". The play changed the course of British theatre - and of Alan's life. With a sudden rush of fame, he became a member of a new circle of actors at the Royal Court: the English Stage Company. From then on, he also worked steadily in television and won international acclaim for his roles in a number of major films, from "A Kind of Loving" and "Zorba the Greek" to "Women in Love". But his personal life was not always as seemingly straightforward as his career - his relationships, including that with his wife, Victoria Ward, were often turbulent. Drawing on dozens of interviews with his family, lovers, colleagues and friends - and mining a rich store of primary research - Donald Spoto chronicles Alan's achievements as a performer against the backdrop of a complicated personal life. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099490968

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Book Description Arrow. Book Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. The play, "Look Back in Anger" changed Alan Bates' life. He also worked in television and won international acclaim for his roles in a number of major films, from "A Kind of Loving" to "Zorba the Greek". But his personal life was turbulent. This work chronicles Alan's achievements as a performer against the backdrop of a complicated personal life. Num Pages: 320 pages, 16. BIC Classification: APB; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 258. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099490968

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