Bee Wilson: The Redgraves
6 June 2013
Show More The Redgraves: A Family Epic by Donald Spoto.
Robson, 361 pp., £25, November 2012, 978 1 84954 394 1Show More
The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty by Tim Adler.
Aurum, 336 pp., £20, July 2012, 978 1 84513 623 9Show More
“... In the National Theatre’s inaugural season in 1963 Michael Redgrave played Claudius to Peter O’Toole’s Hamlet. Apart from Olivier, the theatre’s first director, Redgrave, then aged 55, was its greatest star. Known to the public from his many film roles, and having just been named actor of the year by the Evening Standard for his Uncle Vanya at Chichester, which one critic called ‘the highest level of acting the contemporary theatre has to offer’, he was good box-office ...”