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Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band

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Description for Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band Paperback. An epic survey of Orson Welles' life and work. It shows what it was like to be around Welles, and, what it was like to be him, in which lies the answer to the old riddle: whatever happened to Orson Welles? Num Pages: 496 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJ; ANB; APFB; APW; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 198 x 34. Weight in Grams: 368.
In One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic survey of Orson Welles' life and work, Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex artists of the twentieth century, looking closely at the triumphs and failures of an ambitious one-man assault on one medium after another - theatre, radio, film, television, even, at one point, ballet - in each of which his radical and original approach opened up new directions and hitherto unglimpsed possibilities. The book begins with Welles' self-exile from America, and his realisation that he could only ... Read more

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About Simon Callow
Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. His books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, Love is Where it Falls, the first two volumes of his four-volume life of Orson Welles, his theatrical memoir My Life in Pieces, and, ... Read more

Reviews for Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band
One Man Band gathers strength page by page. This is by far the funniest volume of the three, and in some ways the most revelatory. The more vulnerable Welles becomes, the more vivid Callow's writing. The fear was always that a description of Welles' later years would be depressing. But this is that rare thing: a book about decline which ... Read more

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