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Mr Macready free pdf Macready did more for the nineteenth-century stage than any other actor of his time, both for the contemporary drama and for many Shakespearean texts which have been mutilated and misinterpreted. In this complete biography, J. C. Trewin has set the tragedian against a turbulent theatrical background. Macready is shown as an exciting, complex character through whose life moved many major literary and artistic figures. Outside the theatre the "eminent tragedian" was an affectionate husband, a loved and generous friend. But in the theatre he was despotic, intolerant and snobbish.

About J. C. Trewin

J.C.Trewin was a British journalist, drama critic and theatrical historian. His parents were Cornish, but he was born in Plymouth in 1908 and brought up in Cornwall. Educated at Plymouth College, his first job was as a cub reporter on the city's Sunday newspaper, the Western Independent, in 1926. After six years he left for London and joined the Morning Post as a reporter and drama critic. On the paper's closure in 1937 he moved to The Observer, doubling as a drama critic and later as literary editor. From the early 1950s he concentrated on the theatre, working for a number of publications including Punch, the Listener, the Birmingham Post, the Illustrated London News and The Lady. He wrote some forty books of theatre history and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1981. He died in 1990. He is memorialised by the British Critics' Circle in an award that bears his name (and that of his wife, Wendy) for the best Shakespearean performance of the year.

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Author : J. C. Trewin
Publisher : Bloomsbury Reader
Data Published : 01 December 2030
ISBN : 1448208661
EAN : 9781448208661
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 267 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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