The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

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A brilliant and feared critic, Kenneth Tynan was a nabob of the National Theatre alongside Laurence Olivier, and he was also the daring impresario who created "Oh Calcutta". He was a notorious eccentric, a louche sophisticate: connoisseur of cuisine, wine, literature and women. Where else could you find such a judicious blend of aesthetics, theatre lore, love, marriage, sex and politics? These sizzling diaries will remind older listeners of a man whose reputation as the greatest critic of the twentieth century is still unchallenged and introduce younger ones to an electrifying writer who simply could not be boring.show more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 105 x 137mm | 119g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0747559902
  • 9780747559900

About Kenneth Tynan

John Lahr has been writing about theatre and popular culture for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author of sixteen books, among them NOTES ON A COWARDLY LION: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERT LAHR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, and SHOW AND TELL.show more

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