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Synopsis: The Ireland of the inter-war years was an island of remarkable contradictions. In spite of the highly moralistic attitude of Church and State, including an official censorship of publications, there existed a heady atmosphere of laisser-faire. Artistic life in Dublin possessed a piquancy never found before or since, accentuated during the war years when Ireland's neutrality resulted in intense social activity centred on the international embassies. Two inseparable figures dominated the artistic scene in Dublin during this period: Hilton Edwards and Micheal MacLiammoir. Both were actors of formidable range and power. Edwards was also one of the finest theatre directors in the English-speaking world; MacLiammoir also a designer and playwright. Together they founded the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 1928, where their "discoveries" included Geraldine Fitzgerald, James Mason and Orson Welles, who made his professional debut at the Gate aged 16, later offering MacLiammoir his finest film role as Iago to Welles's Othello. Dogged by shortage of funds yet maintaining a salon-like existence, Hilton and Micheal were intent on the gay life in every sense. They seized every opportunity for hectic seasons on Broadway and in the West End, and bizarre tours throughout Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, eventually striking gold with MacLiammoir's world-famous one-man show, "The Importance of Being Oscar". The outbreak of World War II found the company literally performing before the Crowned Heads of Europe. Adored by the public in spite - or because - of their eccentric lifestyle, they were revered as masters of their craft among professionals. They were the first artists to be made Freeman of the City of Dublin.
Title: The Boys: A Double Biography of Micheal ...
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0717121437 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # Z0717121437Z3
Book Description Gill & Macmillan, Dublin 1994, 1994. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 320pp, b/w illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper Edwards & MacLiammoir dominated Dublin's theatre scene as directors, playwirghts, actors and set designers (c 1930-1965). They founded the Gate Theatre, discovered Orson Welles and cretaed "The Importance Of Being Oscar'. Seller Inventory # 130666
Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A clean unmarked copy in dust wrapper, inscribed by author on title page, 'for Edwin'. Seller Inventory # 004249
Book Description Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 320 pages + 16 of illustration. 240x160mm. Original publisher's cloth, spine lettered gilt, with unclipped dust jacket. A near fine copy free from any damage, library stamps, inscriptions or other markings. Seller Inventory # 001842
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002880203
Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, Dublin, 1994. Cloth & Gilt. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. Edition. 320pp, 47 illustrations. Unmarked, as New in VG+ dustjacket. Double biography of two of Dublin's most flamboyant and brilliant characters and actor-directors; they founded the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and discovered Geraldine Fitzgerald, James Mason and Orson Welles among others. B62. Seller Inventory # 15735