Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud Jonathan Croall

ISBN: 9781783190072

Published: December 17th 2013

Paperback

120 pages


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Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud  by  Jonathan Croall

Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud by Jonathan Croall
December 17th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 120 pages | ISBN: 9781783190072 | 5.21 Mb

A glorious compendium of John’s scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas... He was one of the greatest of all theatrical personalities, and these utterly characteristic throwaway squibs bring him vividly back to life. Simon CallowWhat aMoreA glorious compendium of John’s scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas... He was one of the greatest of all theatrical personalities, and these utterly characteristic throwaway squibs bring him vividly back to life.

Simon CallowWhat a lovely idea, and such fun to dip into.... a wonderful theatrical stocking filler for Christmas. Dame Eileen AtkinsTruly delightful Gielgud stories. Laugh out loud and glorious! Derek JacobiThis delicious feast of Gielgoodies, compiled by Gielgud’s biographer, reveals a less well-known side to this celebrated man of the theatre: his lightning wit, his love of scandal and gossip, his wicked delight in putting down his fellow-artists, his relish of bawdy humour.

Full of startling new material, drawn from many unpublished letters and Jonathan Croall’s extensive interviews, the book also celebrates the man who dropped a thousand bricks. Gielgud’s excruciating gaffes were legendary, and here are both the famous and the unknown, collected in all their glory. Whether committed backstage, in the wings or in rehearsals, on film sets or in television studios, they bring this merry and much-loved man vividly to life.Shortlisted by The Sunday Times among the best humor books of 2012.One of The Stages Books of 2012Gielgud was indiscreet even by the exacting standards of the acting profession… I could hear Sir John’s voice as I read which lent extra poignancy to some of his observations.

- Sunday TimesA glorious celebration of the idiosyncratic but wholly endearing warmth of a unique figure. - The StageThis is a slim, patrician and elegant little volume… filled with the most amusing series of gaffes and inappropriate comments... this book is very funny and can lead to some embarrassment when read in public places...

most amusing. - British Theatre GuideShows Gielguds absolutely genuine innocence, sweetness and honesty... highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a giggle, particularly when laced with a good swig of theatre history. - Harriet Devine, Blue Pages



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