The House of Redgrave

The House of Redgrave

The Lives of A Theatrical Dynasty

Book - 2012
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"More than seventy years ago, after a performance of 'Hamlet' at the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier stepped out from behind the curtain to announce, 'Ladies and gentlemen, tonight a great actress has been born; Laertes has a daughter.' Her parents had already named her Vanessa. Between them, Michael Redgrave's children and grandchildren would go on to win four Golden Globes, a Tony Award and an Oscar. Yet just as Prometheus was punished for giving fire to humanity, so the Redgrave family has suffered more than its fair share of the most appalling unhappiness: within just over a year of each other, Vanessa's daughter, brother and sister would die. The Redgrave family story is a febrile mix of ambition, scandal and tragedy that for some of them ends in a remote country churchyard, 80 miles north of Manhattan ..."--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2012
ISBN: 9781781312247
1781312249
9781845136239
1845136233
Characteristics: 336 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Lives of a theatrical dynasty

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