Light Fantastic: Adventures in Theatre
A timeless collection of essays about the theatre by the celebrated biographer and drama critic at "The New Yorker,"
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Light fantastic: adventures in theatreUser Review - Book Verdict
Lahr (Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton, Knopf, 1978) is one of our most important theater commentators. While he belongs a little more to journalism than scholarship, he clearly has a foot in each camp, and the world is his beat. This collection of recent pieces from The New Yorker are often spacious, always reflective, and nuanced. Organized in four sections (Comedians, Playwrights, Musicals, and Productions), these serious, well-written essays draw on interviews (Lahr haunts backstages, lobbies, dressing rooms, and rehearsal halls), biography, theater history, and performance-always performance. He probes theater as passion and ideas and has a wonderful ear for dialog and an eye for revealing detail that re-create the experience of specific performances. He can also be very funny. This book will be enjoyed by lay reader and theater professional alike and is recommended accordingly.-Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.
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John Lahr's Light Fantastic: Adventures in Theatre is a 1996 compilation of reviews and personality profiles culled from his great writing about theater in The New Yorker. It covers everything from ... Read full review
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