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BOOKS REVIEW: RICH PICKINGS

... RICH PICKINGS At nearly 700 pages, Julie Kavanagh's life of Frederick Ashton, Secret Muses (Faber and Faber, £25), is not a book for picking up lightly. Its length is accounted for by the fact that it ...

Published: Thursday 26 June 1997
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 326 | Page: Page 28 | Tags: book review  photographs 

BOOKS REVIEW: GREAT TEAM

... GREAT TEAM On the surface, Thelma Ruby and Peter Frye might have appeared an ill-assorted pair, bound together by the fact that they were both Jewish and worked in the theatre. Isn't that enough, one ...

Published: Thursday 26 June 1997
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 236 | Page: Page 28 | Tags: book review 

BOOKS REVIEW: FRESH FACTS

... FRESH FACTS Michael Meyer's three-volume life of Henrlk Ibsen can probably never be surpassed for scholarship and depth. But it is not an easy read even for those with more than a casual interest in t ...

Published: Thursday 26 June 1997
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 283 | Page: Page 28 | Tags: book review 

BOOKS REVIEW: HIDDEN TALENTS

... HIDDEN TALENTS I worked in the same offices as Patrick Campbell for several years without actually getting to know him very well, the reasons for which are explained in his entertaining autobiography ...

Published: Thursday 26 June 1997
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 310 | Page: Page 28 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: A chance to chart the nice side of the loon

... A chance to chart the nice side of the loon Compiled By Peter Hepple Michael Palin, many of us have fett, has always seemed the nicest and most level-headed member of the Monty Python team, an impress ...

Published: Thursday 02 July 1998
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 2875 | Page: Page 28 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: Black from the past

... Black from the past COMPILED BY PETER HEPPLE With Black In the British Frame (Cassell. £15.99, paperback) Stephen Bourne confirms that though he is not an academic by background or training he has the ...

Published: Thursday 06 August 1998
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 2158 | Page: Page 20 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: The Bard's human side

... The Bard's human side COMPILED BY PETER HEPPLE Judging by recent box office and Oscar success, Shakespeare is big business these days. Well, he has always been big to those with the smallest desire to ...

Published: Thursday 06 May 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 1573 | Page: Page 26 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: BRITS ON BROADWAY

... BRITS ON BROADWAY Elizabeth Sharland has hit on a neat idea with her theatrical guides, though I feel they would be more useful in pocket size rather than full-page hardback format. She has already ta ...

Published: Thursday 15 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 112 | Page: Page 26 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: Excitement of a great escape

... Excitement of a great escape COMPILED BY PETER HEPPLE It is remarkable how soon Rudolf Nureyev began to live up to the publicity of his escape to the West from the Soviet Union. The story of the escap ...

Published: Thursday 15 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 429 | Page: Page 26 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: JAZZ STORY

... JAZZ STORY Though it may have only a peripheral involvement with showbusi ness, Buddy BoMen and the Last Days of Stofyvllle (Cassell, £25) is an absorbing piece of social history about the background ...

Published: Thursday 15 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 233 | Page: Page 26 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: BLAZING A TRAIL

... BLAZING A TRAIL Edwin o sachs is one of the lesser-known names in theatre architecture, possibly because he did not himself design a London theatre. The title of the memoir, Edwin 0 Sachs: Architect S ...

Published: Thursday 15 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 360 | Page: Page 26 | Tags: book review 

BOOK REVIEW: THE PERILS OF FAME

... THE PERILS OF FAME Though I myself did not care greatly for the stage, screen or radio work of Lucan and McShane, there is no doubt that they were enormously popular for more than 30 years. They were ...

Published: Thursday 15 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 370 | Page: Page 26 | Tags: book review