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Not Prince Hamlet Michael Meyer

Not Prince Hamlet By Michael Meyer

Not Prince Hamlet by Michael Meyer

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Michael Meyer's autobiography contains details of his life as a writer, translator and close friend of many literary and theatrical personalities. His reminiscences involve such characters as George Orwell, Graham Greene, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Ingmar Bergman and Peter Brook.

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Not Prince Hamlet: A Life in Literary and Theatrical London by Michael Meyer

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.

Table of Contents

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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Not Prince Hamlet: A Life in Literary and Theatrical London by Michael Meyer
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Oxford University Press
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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