Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles

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Now a major motion picture from acclaimed director Richard Linklater, starring Zac Efron, Claire Danes, and Ben Chaplin.
An irresistible romantic farce that reads like a Who's Who of the classic American theater, Me and Orson Welles is set during the launch of the then twenty-two-year-old Orson Welles' debut production of Julius Caesar at the Mercury Theatre on Broadway. Beautifully translated to screen by Richard Linklater, the film stars Zac Efron as Richard Samuels, a stage-struck seventeen-year-old from New Jersey who wanders onto the set and accidentally gets cast in the show, forever changing his life as he becomes caught in a vortex of celebrity, ego, art, and love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 127 x 175.26 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In, Reprint
  • 0143117122
  • 9780143117124
  • 991,156

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In 269 pages, Richard falls in love, has his heart broken [and] showbiz dreams crushed, and- beautifully, imperceptibly- becomes a man. ("Entertainment Weekly") One of the best depictions of male adolescent yearning ever to hit the page ... Joyful and alive, crackling with wonder. ("Kirkus Reviews," starred)
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About Robert Kaplow

Robert Kaplow is a teacher and writer best known for the satirical songs and sketches he writes for NPR s Morning Edition, where he created "Moe Moskowitz and the Punsters." His award-winning young adult novels include Alessandra in Love and Alex Icicle: A Romance in Ten Torrid Chapters."
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Rating details

481 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 13% (64)
4 33% (158)
3 38% (182)
2 15% (71)
1 1% (6)
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