Otherwise Engaged : The Life of Alan Bates, Paperback / softback Book

Otherwise Engaged : The Life of Alan Bates Paperback / softback

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In 1956, at the age of 22, Alan Bates was cast in John Osborne's controversial play, Look Back in Anger.

The play changed the course of British theatre - and of Alan's life.

With a sudden rush of fame, he became a member of a new circle of actors at the Royal Court: the English Stage Company.

From then on, he also worked steadily in television and won international acclaim for his roles in a number of major films, from A Kind of Loving and Zorba the Greek to Women in Love.

But his personal life was not always as seemingly straightforward as his career - his relationships, including that with his wife, Victoria Ward, were often turbulent.

Drawing on dozens of interviews with his family, lovers, colleagues and friends - and mining a rich store of primary research - Donald Spoto chronicles Alan's achievements as a performer against the backdrop of a complicated personal life.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 16
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9780099490968

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