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John Lahr

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John Lahr is the author of fifteen books. Among them are his bestselling biographies of his father, Bert Lahr (Notes on a Cowardly Lion), and the playwright Joe Orton (Prick Up Your Ears, which was made into a feature film). His Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilization: Backstage with Barry Humphries was awarded the British 1992 Roger Machell Prize for the best book on the performing arts. Lahr has twice won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music. He has also twice won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, first in 1969, when... Read More

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Kazan on Directing

Written by Elia Kazan
Preface by Martin Scorsese
Foreword by John Lahr

Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.99

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Playwrights at Work

Written by Paris Review
Edited by George Plimpton
Introduction by John Lahr

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 30, 2000
Price: $23.00

This third volume in Modern Library’s Paris Review: Writers at Work series gives the student a chance to study the words and opinions of some of the most important and compelling playwrights of our time. The interviews collected here range in date from 1956 to 1997 and in personality from Tennessee... Read more >
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