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Michael Redgrave: My Father

Michael Redgrave: My Father
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Author: Corin Redgrave
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 193
Pub. Date: 1996
ISBN-10: 1857023803
ISBN-13: 9781857023800

About the Book:

Michael Redgrave was a great actor in an age of great acting. Working alongside Edith Evans, Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Alec Guinness and Ralph Richardson, he succeeded both in the classical theatre and as popular film actor.

Colin Redgrave, his son, has written about a complicated life, using his actor's knowledge of his father's work and tracking his own journey towards an understanding of his father's problems, including his bi-sexuality. Michael Redgrave: My Father is a story told with warm, humour, and consummate skill. Combines family portrait with a movie-and-theatre memoir. Corin Redgrave's childhood memories of his father and family are both poignant and amusing.

What people say:

"Moving and perceptive." — Financial Times

"This is an engrossing and moving account ... Like his father, Redgrave knows how to write." — Empire

"A moving memoir and tender portrait." — Daily Express

"In this intensely moving memoir Corin conveys his real love, respect and admiration for his father, writing with honesty and deep feeling." — Stage

"A touching tribute." — Independent on Sunday

About the Author:

Corin William Redgrave (1939-2010) was an English actor, playwright, and ardent left-wing political activist. He was a forceful, impassioned actor who became a veteran of the British stage, both in comedies and tragedies, and was especially at home in enduring works by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Noël Coward and Harold Pinter. However, he was best known as the "prince" of the renowned Redgrave family acting dynasty – he was the son of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, the grandson of silent-film actor Roy Redgrave, and the brother of actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave.