Peter Hall's Diaries: The Story of a Dramatic Battle PB

Peter Hall's Diaries: The Story of a Dramatic Battle PB

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Peter Hall's Diaries: The Story of a Dramatic Battle
Peter Hall (Author), John Goodwin (Author, Editor)

Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN: 9780230300927
Dimensions:12.9 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm


Sir Peter Hall was a legend throughout British theatre. He was Britains' foremost director of Shakespeare was an internationally celebrated figure in theatre, opera and film. He was the founder and director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1960 to 1968, director of the National Theatre from 1973 to 1988 and artistic director of Glyndebourne Opera from 1984 to 1990. In these intimate diaries, Hall chronicles the eight frenzied years between 1972 and 1980 when he conducted the historic move of the National Theatre from the Old Vic to the South Bank. With remarkable candour, here Hall describes his relationship with Lord Olivier, Alec Guinness, Jonny Gielgud, Albert Finney, Harold Pinter, John Osborne, Samuel Beckett, Howard Brenton and many more. In his startlingly frank, incisive style, he creates sometimes affectionate, sometimes acid portraits of his friends and enemies.

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