Profiles, Paperback / softback Book

Profiles Paperback / softback

Edited by Kathleen Tynan


Tying-in with publication of Tynan's "Theatre Writings" comes this new edition of his famous "Profiles" of star performers, writers and directors - with a preface by Simon Callow.

This volume collects fifty of Tynan's best and sharpest pieces on the celebrities he most admired, largely from the world of showbiz.

From his first tribute to Orson Welles in his school magazine to weighty assessments of Tom Stoppard and - most famously of all - Louise Brooks, the original Lulu, Tynan wrote dazzlingly about those who gave, in his own phrase, 'high-definition performances'.

Other profiles include: WC Fields, Alec Guinness, Peter Brook, Arthur Miller, Lenny Bruce, Eric Morecambe, James Cagney, John Gielgud, Greta Garbo, Bertolt Brecht, Humphrey Bogart, Ralph Richardson, Noel Coward, Graham Greene, Bernard Shaw, Joan Littlewood, Laurence Olivier, and Mel Brooks.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781854599438



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