Adrian Turner
Robert Bolt: Scenes from Two Lives
March 18, 2020 Comments.. 286
Robert Bolt Scenes from Two Lives After serving in the RAF during World War II studying at Manchester University and teaching Robert Bolt became a playwright first for BBC Radio then for the stage He found fame with A Man For All

  • Title: Robert Bolt: Scenes from Two Lives
  • Author: Adrian Turner
  • ISBN: 9780099736516
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • After serving in the RAF during World War II, studying at Manchester University and teaching, Robert Bolt became a playwright, first for BBC Radio, then for the stage He found fame with A Man For All Seasons, and though writing only seven produced screenplays earned a global reputation as a screenwriter His films include Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, Ryan s Daughter anAfter serving in the RAF during World War II, studying at Manchester University and teaching, Robert Bolt became a playwright, first for BBC Radio, then for the stage He found fame with A Man For All Seasons, and though writing only seven produced screenplays earned a global reputation as a screenwriter His films include Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, Ryan s Daughter and The Mission.Adrian Turner has studied film and television archives, interviewed many of those who knew Robert Bolt, and been granted unprecedented access to hundreds of letters written by his subject He has drawn upon his sources with the impartiality of a good historian, seamlessly interpolating the letters and interviews into an narrative which is at once psychological study, family saga, social history, and portrait of the workings of the theatrical and film worlds The accounts of unproduced plays and films are as absorbing as those of the West End and Hollywood successes Bolt s struggle to write again after a stroke in 1979 is recounted with an unsentimental clarity, and is the moving for it This impressively comprehensive, scrupulously even handed and impeccably documented biography is both an engrossing read and a valuable document of a significant modern writer Gary S Dalkin

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    1 Blog on “Robert Bolt: Scenes from Two Lives

    1. Christopher Saunders says:

      Turner provides a long, detailed, but incomplete portrait of his subject. Its main demerit is Turner giving Bolt's movie work much more emphasis than his radio and stage endeavors. He's best conveying Bolt's personal side: Bolt's preaching socialism while indulging material comforts, his ambivalent attitude towards film, his rocky marriage to Sarah Miles and his long, painful recovery from a stroke.

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