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Theatre - W. Somerset Maugham
Theatre
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In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty-six years. She is one of the greatest actresses England–so good, in fact, that... show more
In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty-six years. She is one of the greatest actresses England–so good, in fact, that perhaps she never stops acting.It seems that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until a quiet stranger who challenges Julia's very sense of self. As a result, she will endure rejection for the first time, her capacity as a mother will be affronted, and her ability to put on whatever face she desired for her public will prove limited. In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that occur when acting and reality blend together, and–for Julia–ultimately reverse.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375724633 (037572463X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Mikela
Mikela rated it
4.0 Theatre
My first introduction to Maugham's work many years ago was with Of Human Bondage and I was so moved by this story of sexual obsession that although the details are fuzzy in my memory, the emotions evoked are still fresh in my mind. I think the ending had me crying for days. In a different way, The R...
Much About Books
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3.0 Theatre
This book is a smart, witty, funny book that almost seems out of character for Maugham. We delve into the lighter side of life with an acting family and their world of theatre.However, as I read the book, I couldn't get the movie "Being Julia" out of my mind. In fact, it was if I read the book and w...
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