Show and Tell

Show and Tell

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From David Mamet to Ingmar Bergman, Frank Sinatra to Woody Allen, Roseanne Barr to Eddie Izzard, The New Yorker's resident drama critic, John Lahr has had unparalleled access to the most elusive, compelling and irresistible public personas of our time. In SHOW AND TELL, Lahr - 'the most intelligent and insightful writer on theatre today' (NEW YORK TIMES) - reinvents the celebrity profile to find the essence of performance. Lahr's gift is his understanding of both the art and the artist, to show how the work and the life intersect. He has had unusual access to his subjects, who talk to him with rare candour.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 259g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747558302
  • 9780747558309
  • 2,172,576

About John Lahr

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 DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION: BACKSTAGE WITH BARRY HUMPHRIES, NOTES ON A COWARDLY LION: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERT LAHR and PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, which was made into a film. John Lahr divides his time between New York and London.show more

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