Curtain Up (PDF)

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READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Curtain Up Eatre are illustrated with copious extracts from hitherto unknown plays and unpublished private letters many of which he discovered in archives on both sides of the Atlantic The illuminating exchanges between Christie her agents and producers include extensive correspondence with the legendary ‘Mousetrap Man’ theatrical impresario Sir Peter SaundersMeticulously researched and filled with groundbreaking discoveries Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable sto. Green s thesis is that Christie s plays have always been either overlooked or dissed unfairly He is at pains to remind us that there are some really bad plays written by others based on her books which sully her playwriting reputation unfairly because they re described as agatha christie playsI am going to see the play billed as Agatha Christie s Murder on the Nile in October so i was particularly interested in his info on that play it s based on the book Death on the Nile of course but in the play she replaces Poirot with an avuncular canon She also had two alternative endings and the play wound up being originally produced in the 1940s under the title Hidden Horizon he also points out that even though A C was shy she loved the camaraderie of the theatre and looked on playwriting as fun than her day job of writing mysteries Knights vs Dinosaurs filled with groundbreaking discoveries Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a Knights vs Dinosaurs fascinating layer to her remarkable sto. Green s thesis is that Christie s plays have always been either overlooked or dissed unfairly He is at pains to remind us that there are some really bad plays written by others based on her books which sully her playwriting reputation unfairly because they re described as agatha christie playsI am going to see the play billed as Agatha Christie s Murder on the Nile in October so i was particularly interested in his info on that play it s based on the book Death on the Nile of course but in the play she replaces Poirot with an avuncular canon She also had two alternative endings and the play wound up being originally produced in the 1940s under the title Hidden Horizon he also points out that even though A C was shy she loved the camaraderie of the theatre and looked on playwriting as Goodnight Moon fun than her day job of writing mysteries

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READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Curtain Up Ous attempts at playwriting with scripts that reveal a very different style from the now familiar whodunits for which she became famous Later in her life she enjoyed enormous global success with her work for the stage but her record breaking achievements in the West End and her conuest of Broadway came at a price she had to fight against her own fame and felt obliged to delete her adored character Hercule Poirot from stories that had originally been created around himGreen’s revelations about Christie’s passion for the th. Dame Agatha Christie 1890 1976 is generally acknowledged as the ueen of Crime with her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections selling than two billion copies making her the bestselling novelist of all time A lesser known aspect of her life is her work as a prolific playwright Julius Green has rectified this situation with CURTAIN UP an illuminating and exhaustive 600 page examination of Christie s thirty plays Although Christie began writing plays as a teenager none of her works were staged until she was 40 a decade after her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles Her theater career didn t ignite until she was in her 60s with The Mousetrap in 1952 and Witness for the Prosecution in 1953 The Mousetrap is still running in London making it the longest running play in theater history Green founder of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company that has exclusive rights to Christie s original plays within the UK is a meticulous historian He cross references the notoriously inaccurate chronology of Christie s autobiography and her nearly illegible correspondences and notebooks with the papers memoirs and interviews of contemporaries to follow each play from inception to staging Green believes Christie got pleasure writing plays than novels where she expanded beyond mysteries into comedies and psychological dramas When she adapted her Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple mysteries into plays she distanced them from their source by dropping the detectives from the cast Theatre buffs and Christie fans will delight in this fascinating and well researched appreciation Julius Green s fascinating CURTAIN UP offers a surprising new dimension to Agatha Christie her prolific and successful work as a playwright

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READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Curtain Up Agatha Christie is revered around the world for her books and the indelible characters she created Lesser known is her writing for the stage an extraordinary repertoire of plays that firmly established her as the most successful female dramatist of all time Now author Julius Green raises the curtain on Christie’s towering contribution to popular theatre an element of her work previously disregarded by biographers and historiansStarting with her childhood theatregoing experiences Curtain Up uncovers Christie’s first seri. Very interesting focus on the playwriting side of Christie s creativity and her enthusiasm for the theatre Green is nothing if not detailed and is strong both on getting facts right and not presuming things where there are no facts available However the book is overlong too much detail at times about financial dealings between the various agents and producers tend to make rather dull reading and I have to admit I skimmed such sections than once And scooting off down side paths to tell us about this or that actor and what they d done is interesting but sometimes seems like overkill And repeating himself in a number of places also seemed unnecessaryBut the plays themselves are given good coverage both those that were hits and those that were not The plays that were adapted by other authors from Christie s books don t impress Green at allThe book is perhaps intended to be for than just the Christie fan it s a coverage of historical documents and events and in that regard certainly succeeds And the Agatha Christie the woman comes across as a surprisingly endearing person though tough minded for all that Incidentally I notice that Goodreads suggests recommending this book to people who enjoy biography I think that s a mistake this isn t a biography though obviously there s a great deal about Christie It s a book about the theatre and playwriting


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    Curtain Up (PDF) Very interesting focus on the playwriting side of Christie's creativity and her enthusiasm for the theatre Green is nothing if not detailed and is strong both on getting facts right and not presuming things where there are no facts available However the book is overlong too much detail at times about financial dealings between the various agents and producers tend to make rather dull reading and I have to admit I skimmed such sect

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    Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Curtain Up (PDF) This is an extensive and well detailed account of Agatha Christie’s experience as a playwright The author uses a range of sources including not only the Christie archives but the accounts of her work in memoirs from directors and

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    REVIEW Curtain Up READ & DOWNLOAD Ò MUSICAITALIANA.CO â Julius Green Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD This book took me a while to read but once I got into it I found it fascinating I love both Christie and theater

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    Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Curtain Up (PDF) For my full review click on the link below

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    Curtain Up (PDF) Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Today's post is on Curtain Up Agatha Christie A Life in the Threatre by Julius Green It is 624 pages long and is published by Harper Collins The cover is the front of a theatre with the title up in lights The intended reader is someone who is interested in Agatha Christie threatre history and very detailed research There is no sex

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    REVIEW Curtain Up READ & DOWNLOAD Ò MUSICAITALIANA.CO â Julius Green Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Dame Agatha Christie 1890 1976 is generally acknowledged as the ueen of Crime with her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections selling than two billion copies making her the bestselling novelist of all time A lesser known aspect of

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    REVIEW Curtain Up Curtain Up (PDF) Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Three stars for me I'm not that much into the nitty gritty of contracts and authorship This was a long book with a lot of inside baseball about mid century British West End theatre Five stars for the theatre scholars it is precisely the insider baseball aspect combined with the minutiae of theatre rights and contracts that will make theatre super nerds the perfect readers for this book What I will say that was surprising and both

  8. says: Curtain Up (PDF) READ & DOWNLOAD Ò MUSICAITALIANA.CO â Julius Green Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD

    Curtain Up (PDF) Green's thesis is that Christie's plays have always been either overlooked or dissed unfairly He is at pains to remind us that there are some really bad plays written by others based on her books which sully her playwriting reputation unfairly because they're described as agatha christie playsI am going to see the play billed as

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    Curtain Up (PDF) Julius Green â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW Curtain Up Green focuses on a lesser known aspect of Christie's career her work for the stage Very little time is spent on the film adaptations of her works This is a fascinating look at the woman herself her supporters her detractors and ultimately the plays that she left behind Green's research is impeccable and he makes great use of the copious co

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    Curtain Up (PDF) READ & DOWNLOAD Ò MUSICAITALIANA.CO â Julius Green REVIEW Curtain Up Well researched This book will explain not just the plays of Agatha Christie but also the British theatre during the time her plays were performed I had no idea that a number of plays attributed to Agatha Christie were adaptations of her books by third parties I had a time wading through this long book 559 pages of text I wish that the author had stuck to Agatha Christie without so many diversions to producers directors actors theaters etc

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