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Beijing Diary

Heston, Charlton

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ISBN 10: 0671687069 / ISBN 13: 9780671687069
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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The book is bound in gold paper-covered boards with red cloth spine and gilt title on the spine. No defects to note on the book or the DJ. Book is INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR Charlton Heston to former owner. The story of the production of The Caine Mutiny Court-martial in China. Black and white photos. 175 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 009543

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Title: Beijing Diary

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+

Signed: Inscribed By the Author

Edition: First Edition

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Book by Heston, Charlton

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Assisted by photos and a preface by his wife, the film star recounts his experiences directing The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial at the People's Art Theater in China in 1988. Heston, whose politics are no secret, was invited by the People's Republic during its most open period, prior to the confrontation in Tiananmen Square. He offers perceptive, intriguing comments on the difficulty of mounting a Chinese-language production and of interpreting a naturalistic drama for people steeped in a nonrealistic theater tradition. Not as substantive or well written as Arthur Miller's "Salesman" in Beijing ( LJ 4/1/84), the book is long on charm but short on details about China and the Chinese. Recommended for theater buffs and Heston fans.
- Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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