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An Actor and His Time - John Gielgud

Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

From the cover: “In this book, John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, of the plays he starred in, and directed, of the actors and actresses he worked with — from Mrs Patrick Campbell to Richard Burton — and of the theatres in which he has played, from New York to Rangoon. He also tells of the theatre he knew as a young man, the theatre that was run by the great actor/managers, men like Tree and du Maurier, and of the great actresses whose name alone could fill a theatre — Eleonora Duse, Sarah Bernhardt and, of course, his own great-aunt, Ellen Terry. With the aid of many photographs from his own collection, Sir John Gielgud has made this book not only a fascinating account of his own life, but also a well documented record of the last fifty years the British theatre.”

320 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.