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The Early Diaries By Simon Gray

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'There are few things more enjoyable than reading the diaries of Simon Gray.' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday Simon Gray's witty, painful, and acutely observed Early Diaries chronicle the highs and lows of bringing two of his plays to the stage.
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The Early Diaries: including An Unnatural Pursuit and How's That for Telling 'Em, Fat Lady? by Simon Gray

'There are few things more enjoyable than reading the diaries of Simon Gray.' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday Simon Gray's witty, painful, and acutely observed Early Diaries chronicle the highs and lows of bringing two of his plays to the stage. An Unnatural Pursuit records the London production of The Common Pursuit, from the nail-biting process of finding a producer through rehearsals to the first-night post-mortem. An enthralling insight into the world of Simon Gray, his working relationship with Harold Pinter-who directed many of his plays-and into the fascinating business of putting on a play. "A remarkable account of a remarkable experience." Harold Pinter How's That for Telling 'em, Fat Lady? describes Gray's experiences staging The Common Pursuit and Dog Days in Los Angeles and New York. 'Not only the funniest book ever written about the American theatre, but a biliously accurate memoir of the inescapable beastliness of modern life. It splutters with instantly comic characters... and richest of all these is the self-portrait of the author, whose bellicose melancholy and fortitude is so ripe and raw. For those who dread grease-paint anecdotalism, don't be put off. It's a terrific comic adventure, terrifically told with exquisite ill-temper.' John Osborne, Spectator

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About Simon Gray


Simon Gray was born in 1936. He began his writing career with Colmain (1963), the first of five novels, all published by Faber. He is the author of many plays for TV, radio and films. In 1991 he was made BAFTA Writer of the Year. His acclaimed works of non-fiction are: An Unnatural Pursuit, How's That for Telling 'Em, Fat Lady?, Fat Chance, Enter a Fox, The Smoking Diaries, The Year of the Jouncer, The Last Cigarette and Coda. He was appointed CBE in the 2005 New Year's Honours for his services to Drama and Literature. Simon Gray died in August 2008.

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GOR008317147
The Early Diaries: including An Unnatural Pursuit and How's That for Telling 'Em, Fat Lady? by Simon Gray
Simon Gray
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2010-07-15
496
0571254918
9780571254910
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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.