Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Positively Final Appearance by Alec Guinness

A Positively Final Appearance by Alec Guinness is a loose diary [the month is mentioned the date isn't] of the actors experiences in the years 1996-1998. There are a few major themes, his loathing of Star Wars, health problems, politics and the English stage. There's also quite a bit on the death of Princess Diana. If I knew more about the English theater of the 30s, 40s and 50s I probably would have picked up more. The structure comes off like you are talking to a grandparent. There'll be something on how nice the weather is then suddenly a dinner party in New York in 1953. It's a little disconcerting.

Recommended just don't expect anything to earth shattering.

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