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by Ronald Harwood

  • ISBN: 0436191210
  • Author: Ronald Harwood
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 302
  • Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd; 1st edition (October 11, 1971)
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  • Category: Memoris
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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Harwood, Ronald (1971). Sir Donald Wolfit, CBE: His Life and Work in the Unfashionable Theatre. Paul Scofield: An Actor for All Seasons. New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.

Harwood, Ronald (1971). London: Secker and Warburg. O'Connor, Garry (2002). Donald Wolfit Papers and the Chris Castor Papers at the Harry Ransom Center.

Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934) is an African-born British author, playwright . Sir Donald Wolfit: His Life and Work in the Unfashionable Theatre (biography) Secker & Warburg (1971).

Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November 1934) is an African-born British author, playwright and screenwriter. He is most noted for his plays for the British stage as well as the screenplays for The Dresser (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and The Pianist, for which he won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).

Harwood,who was Wolfit's dresser, denied that the actor was his inspiration for SIR in Harwood's classic play THE DRESSER. His writings disprove this

Harwood,who was Wolfit's dresser, denied that the actor was his inspiration for SIR in Harwood's classic play THE DRESSER. His writings disprove this. Harwood's biography might be a little elderly now - it was first published in 1971 - but it remains a wonderful piece of work, profiling a now-forgotten star of the British stage, who spent much of his career taking Shakespeare to the provinces for very little financial gain.

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Sir Donald Wolfit (he was knighted in 1957) has some claim to being . Part of the Text and Performance book series (TEPE). Sir Donald Wolfit: His Life and Work in the Unfashionable Theatre, 1971.

Sir Donald Wolfit (he was knighted in 1957) has some claim to being regarded as the finest Volpone of our time. He is at least the yardstick by which subsequent performances tend to be measured. Sir Donald Wolfit (he was knighted in 1957) has some claim to being regarded as the finest Volpone of our time.

Moreover, from 1953 to 1958, Harwood was Sir Donald's personal dresser. On basis of these experiences, he would later write the famous drama The Dresser and a biography of Sir Donald Wolfit, His life and work in the Unfashionable Theatre

Moreover, from 1953 to 1958, Harwood was Sir Donald's personal dresser. On basis of these experiences, he would later write the famous drama The Dresser and a biography of Sir Donald Wolfit, His life and work in the Unfashionable Theatre. In 1960, Ronald Harwood started a new career as a writer and a playwright and was quite prolific, penning novels and plays. One of the recurring themes in Harwood's work is his fascination for the stage.

Harwood also wrote Wolfit's biography. Peter O'Toole, who worked with Wolfit on several films and plays over the course of his career, considered Wolfit his most important mentor. Wolfit was also an important influence on the early acting career of Harold Pinter, who worked for the Donald Wolfit Company at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith in 1953–54, performing eight roles with him. Wolfit. long maintained a bitter hostility to John Gielgud, fuelled by Wolfit's resentment of Gielgud's public school background and family connections in the theatre.

Sir Donald Wolfit, . his life and work in the unfashionable theatre.

Sir Donald Wolfit, CBE (20 April 1902 – 17 February 1968) was an English actor-manager, known for his touring wartime productions of Shakespeare. He was especially renowned for his portrayal of King Lear. Wolfit was born Donald Woolfitt at New Balderton, near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, and attended the Magnus Grammar School. He made his stage début in 1920 and first appeared in the West End in 1924, playing in The Wandering Jew. He was married three times.

Sir Ronald Harwood, CBE, FRSL (born Ronald Horwitz; 9 November . He has written ten books, directed in the UK, US, Romania and Japan, and is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Articles of Faith (novel – winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize) Secker & Warburg (1973).

Comments (3)

Wanenai
Harwood ,who was Wolfit's dresser, denied that the actor was his inspiration for SIR in Harwood's classic play THE DRESSER.
His writings disprove this. However, he also shows that Wolfit was more than a blustery egotist, but also could be very caring ,as well as a man who dedicated his life to the theatre ,going out into the further reaches of the U.K. ,rather than remaining in London and becoming a star like his contemporaries Guilgud ,Richardson,and Olivier. A fascinating read of a now by gone era.
Jarortr
Sorry there were no photos, but a full and good read.
Blackseeker
Harwood's biography might be a little elderly now - it was first published in 1971 - but it remains a wonderful piece of work, profiling a now-forgotten star of the British stage, who spent much of his career taking Shakespeare to the provinces for very little financial gain. Brought up in the old-fashioned actor/ manager tradition, similar to Walter Hampden in the US, Wolfit toured even during the darkest days of the Second World War, while most other stage stars stayed in London. A complex character, whose megalomaniac exterior concealed a kind heart, Wolfit was the inspiration for the main character in the film THE DRESSSER (1983). Harwood's biography is affectionate but nonetheless sensitive to Wolfit's faults. A terrific read.

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