The Testaments out now
The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty (Paperback)
  • The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty (Paperback)
zoom

The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 342 Pages / Published: 02/01/2014
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
From the landmark films of Tony Richardson to the untimely death of Natasha Richardson - this is the saga of one of the greatest dynasties in British film and theatre. In 1937, at the end of a production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier strode to the front of the stage to hush the audience and announced, pointing at his co-star Michael Redgrave, 'Tonight a great actress has been born. Laertes has a daughter.' He meant Vanessa Redgrave. That is where this dramatic book's story begins. It concludes in 2009, with the sudden and tragic death in a skiing accident of Vanessa's daughter Natasha Richardson - and further family sorrow soon to follow with the deaths of both Corin and Lynn Redgrave. The story of this amazing family is explosive throughout - from the tangled private life of Tony Richardson, Natasha's father, who directed major films such as Look Back in Anger, to Vanessa and Corin's complicated involvement with the Workers Revolutionary Party, to the emergence of a fourth generation of fine actors with Natasha and Joely. There is truly never a dull moment - but plenty of scandal, melodrama, tragedy and intrigue - in the story of this remarkable dynasty, whose contribution to British drama and film has been immense.

Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781781312247
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

How to Fail
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Handel in London
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bohemian Rhapsody
Added to basket
More Than Just A Good Life
Added to basket
Me
Added to basket
Me
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Ian McKellen
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Coco Chanel
Added to basket
The Lives of Lucian Freud
Added to basket
£35.00   £30.00
Hardback
Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)
Added to basket
Headlines and Hedgerows
Added to basket
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
Quitters Never Win
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Added to basket
Mentors
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.