|Plot Summary of A Life in the Theatre|
|" Tyrone Guthrie's autobiography concentrates on his theatrical career. He does talk about the stifling effect of his early education at Wellington, a traditional English public school, but he feels his fate was sealed when he took part in a Shakespearian production at Oxford. He learned his trade in repertory theatre and through an apprenticeship at the BBC. His great fame came from his position as managing director of the Old Vic. He talks about his relationships with some of the great personalities of his era: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Thornton Wilder, Lillian Hellman and Ruth Gordon to name a few. The book ends with his development of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Life in the Theatre|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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