Orson's Shadow

Orson's Shadow

Orson's Shadow

by: Austin Pendleton

by: Austin Pendleton

Orson's Shadow

Orson's Shadow

by: Austin Pendleton

by: Austin Pendleton

Overview

An ingenious tale of two Hollywood giants—Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier. The time is 1960; the place is a West End theatre. Legendary critic Kenneth Tynan has made a startling proposal: Welles should direct Olivier and the young Joan Plowright in Rhinoceros, Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece. But it is the rehearsal process that brims with absurdity as titanic personalities, including Vivien Leigh, wrestle the muse in this witty and incisive depiction of the drama of theatre.

Authors

Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton has written three plays: Booth, Uncle Bob, and Orson's Shadow. All three have been produced in New York: Booth at the York Theatre, starring Frank Langella and directed by David Schweizer; Uncle Bob at the Mint Theatre, directed by Kelly Morgan (with a revival at the ...

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