Just Adrian

Just Adrian

Hardback Oberon Masters

By (author) Adrian Mitchell

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  • Publisher: Oberon Masters
  • Format: Hardback | 158 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 188mm x 24mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849430470
  • ISBN 13: 9781849430470
  • Sales rank: 976,371

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A patchwork tour of a legendary playwright, poet and activist's life in the theatre. It is a fascinating first-hand account of groundbreaking productions featuring figures like Kenneth Tynan, Peter Brook and Peter Hall as well as adventures in alternative theatre. These writings explore Adrian's many interests, in a voice that combines playful irreverence with compassion and insight.

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ADRIAN MITCHELL was an English poet, novelist and playwright. A former journalist, he became the foremost poet of the country's anti-Bomb movement, called 'the British Mayakovsky' by critic Kenneth Tynan. In his playwriting career Adrian Mitchell wrote many plays for young people, including "Snow White, The Pied Piper" & "The Mammoth Sails Tonight." His dramatisation of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" opened at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon to rave reviews. Adrian died in 2008, however neither he, nor his writing, will be forgotten.

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"A window into the soft and beautiful genius that was Adrian Mitchell." - "Camden New Journal" "A scrapbook [compiled] to reflect one man's love affair with the theatre... a splendid read that pays homage to an unusual, dedicated man" - "British Theatre Guide"