Not Prince Hamlet

Not Prince Hamlet : A Life in Literary and Theatrical London

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Michael Meyer's translations of Strindberg and Ibsen have often been described as definitive, as have his biographies of both writers. His Strindberg translations made him the first Englishman to receive the Gold Medal of the Swedish Academy, and his life of Ibsen won the Whitbread Biography prize. He has now turned his attention to his own life and his friendships with some of this century's most famous literary and theatrical names.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 120 x 190mm | 290g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 pp black and white plates
  • 0192827847
  • 9780192827845

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A Jewish childhood; long corridors; Oxford poets in wartime, some writers of the forties; memories of George Orwell; post-war Oxford; a love affair with Sweden; first steps as a writer; a mixed membership; first steps in the theatre; an innocent in the Far East; a window pane; a long game of scrabble; two kinds of director; actors old and new; an Ingmar Bergman production; how Graham Greene became a film actor; a punch on the nose; my greatest actor; memories of Ralph Richardson.
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