Speak Well of Me: The Authorised Biography of Ronald Harwood

The Authorised Biography of Ronald Harwood
Product Number: EB00773216
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786820440
Publisher: Oberon Books
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Description

Talk of me sometimes. Speak well of me. Actors live on only in the memory of others. Speak well of me.' The Dresser, Act Two Ronald Harwood is one of the foremost playwrights and screenplay writers alive today. He has won an Oscar for his adaptation of The Pianist, a BAFTA for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and has been celebrated in the theatre for his classic play, The Dresser, which has been adapted for both television and cinema – most recently in a BBC production starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins. His life has been one of adventure and achievement. He was born Ronald Horwitz, the youngest child of a poor South African couple, Ike and Bella, originally from Lithuania and East London respectively. After developing a love of the West End through inspirational teachers and battered copies of a magazine called Theatre World., he came to Britain following the offerThe Dresser> Speak Well of Me> is a biography based on a series of interviews with Ronald Harwood, as well as extensive study of his press-cuttings and personal papers. Many of his contemporaries, including Tom Stoppard, Arnold Wesker, Antonia Fraser, Tom Courtenay and Antony Sher have also shared their memories with the author.

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Author(s): W. Sydney Robinson
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2017

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