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Very interesting follow up to my recent read about British actors. This authors style is run one and many clauses making it difficult to follow. I didn’t love it but I learned o lot. While I certainly admire Laurence Olivier’s acting he came off as a bit of an asshole.
For anyone who idolized Olivier this writing has a significant amount of detail. A bit too much for me though I did enjoy the book.
I am only about half-way through this book, but it is just an excellent document (a long one) on acting in the theater, especially in England but also in America, in the 20th Century. It is well researched, easy to read, and doesn't seem to pull too many punches. Although it was written during Olivier's lifetime, Mr. Holden is quite fair and not in awe of his subject. Unfortunately, Laurence Olivier was not quite the man he would have liked to be - and certainly not the man he presented to the p...
I loved this biography of one of our greatest actors of the 20th century. It did not shy from the negative aspects of his character and gave a rounded view of the man and the actor.