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Simon Callow
Birth date: June 13, 1949
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 6 years ago
I read this as a buddy read with BrokenTune, and was woefully inadequate with the status updates, but thankfully, some sidebar chats with her during and after our read, have helped me clarify my thoughts about this fantastic book enough to write some of them down. Richard Wagner was, arguably, one...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 10 years ago
A short but informative performance by Simon Callow, with the script written by Peter Ackroyd. While I may have had my issues with Ackroyd in Albion, what he created here was an amazing look - brief but in depth - at a famous figure in English Literature. The bones might be his but Callow makes this...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 11 years ago
bookshelves: britain-england, fraudio, amusing, victoriana, play-dramatisation, dickensphenalia, published-2002 Read in October, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** Blurb - In his exhilarating one-man show, Simon Callow brings Charles Dickens to life, as well as some of his best-loved characters.The play w...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it 11 years ago
This short, powerful work is everything a political satire should be. Orwell’s prose is elegant, his wit is incisive and his message is abundantly clear. A working knowledge of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath adds an extra dimension to the work, but it’s quite comprehensible without that ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
Good companion to Ackroyd’s book and TV program. Wonderfully written and superbly acted.
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