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  • Author:
    John Gielgud
  • ISBN:
    1557832994
  • ISBN13:
    978-1557832993
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  • Publisher:
    Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; First Edition edition (April 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    237 pages
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Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller about his distinguished acting career. Actor and theatre director, Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000) was regarded as one of the greatest thespians of his generation.

Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller about his distinguished acting career. Description: "I think the English are so good at practical jokes, or they used to be - of course, the Edwardians were mad about practical jokes. Harley Granville-Barker and Gordon Terry were directors who left a lasting impression on the actor. Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller about his distinguished acting career.

Sir John Gielgud, probably most known in America, (and indeed in my. .

Sir John Gielgud, probably most known in America, (and indeed in my family) for his Academy Award winning turn as Hobson in the movie Arthur, was, for decades before same, a well known name on the English stage. Also having several successful ventures in American theatre throughout his life. It was therefore a no-brainer that I finally read his memoir. But a far more thought provoking and satisfying book for the actor, (or the theatre fan in general) is Gielgud's "Acting Shakespeare", in which he delves quite deeply into the craft of classical acting.

Gielgud, John, 1904-2000; Miller, John, 1937-; Powell, John, 1931 .

Gielgud, John, 1904-2000; Miller, John, 1937-; Powell, John, 1931-. Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, Actors. Harmondsworth : Penguin Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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ISBN 13: 9781557832993. While readers may not agree with Lewis's opinions, they will certainly not be bored.

Arthur John Gielgud, British Actor, director. Member Shakespeare Reading Society (president since 1958), Royal Academy Dramatic Art(president 1977-1989). Operas directed: The Trojans (Berlioz), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten); Shakespeare recital: Ages of Manitoba in Europe, America and Australasia; Honorary Doctor of Laws (Saint Andrews) 1950; Honorary Doctor of Letters (Oxford) 1953, (London) 1977; Companion, Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur"honneur; Best Supporting Actor (Arthur) 1981, Society of Film and television Arts 1974. President Shakespeare Reading.

John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great aunt Ellen Terry to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.

Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (/ˈɡiːlɡʊd/; 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. A member of the Terry family theatrical dynasty, he gained his first paid acting work as a junior member of his cousin Phyllis Neilson-Terry's company in 1922

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(Applause Books). John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great aunt Ellen Terry, to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.

Elildelm
This is a terrific book that would probably be best read as a companion to "Gielgud: A Life in Letters." brilliantly edited by Richard Mangan. This book gives you the picture of Gielgud he presented to the world, and it's full of triumphs and unforgettable personalities, and the letters show you the same life from the inside -- often bitchy, generous, grudging, hilarious, full of high hopes and times those hopes were dashed. Gielgud was as complex a man as he was great as an actor, and these two books, taken together, are probably the next-best thing to having known him personally and having lived at the center of the last great generation of British actors for whom the stage was the only really important medium..
Mogelv
Wonderful to hear his life in that beautiful voice
Kegal
Heard the taped version of AN ACTOR AND HIS TIME, written

and read by Sir John Gielgud.

Gielgud, arguably the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th

century, is perhaps best known by modern audiences for his

starring role in ARTHUR . . . however, he appeared in well over

120 other movies and TV productions--in addition to his stage work.

While I found AN ACTOR AND HIS TIME moderately interesting,

I was disappointed that most of its emphasis was on Gielgud's

work on the English stage . . . I would have much preferred

more emphasis on his latter work.

In addition, I enjoyed hearing about such modern performers as

Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson . . . that said, tales of his

own great aunt Ellen Terry (also a star actress) were of little interest

to me.

The fact that AN ACTOR AND HIS TIME was narrated by Gielgud,

who still had a magnificent voice at the time of taping, helped maintain

my interest.
Samulkree
Here, JG reminisces to two writers about his past - this time it was for a series of audio interviews for the Beeb. After, they decided that with some book-like editing, it would make a good read - which it does. The only thing one misses is that voice - I would like to get the audio version some day. Get it.