Speaight, Robert. “Naomi Royde-Smith”. The Tablet, No. 6481, p. 21.
Sir John Gielgud
Standard Name: Gielgud, Sir John
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Naomi Royde-Smith||
Milton had his first big London success in 1922, and before Royde-Smith married him she had praised his magnetic performance as Hamlet.
Over the course of his career he also tried his luck as a...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Edith Craig|
|Friends, Associates||Enid Bagnold|
|Friends, Associates||Josephine Tey||
JT carefully guarded her privacy. Former neighbours reported that she was very reclusive and did most of her writing in a tiny summerhouse. The Inverness Courier's account of her death notes that she did...
|Friends, Associates||Josephine Tey|
|Friends, Associates||Naomi Jacob|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Jennings|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Josephine Tey||
John Gielgud persuaded Daviot to revise the play after this initial production, the result of which, he claims, was that she improved the play, by a few brilliant strokes, almost beyond recognition.
Gielgud, Sir John, and Josephine Tey. “Foreword”. Plays by Gordon Daviot, Peter Davies, 1954, p. ix - xii.
|Leisure and Society||Christopher St John|
|Literary responses||Josephine Tey||
The play was a moderate success, and ran for just over one hundred performances.
The Punch reviewer praised it for its effect of well-pondered apprehended reality, which gave the spectator the impression of being...
Bargainnier, Earl F., editor. 10 Women of Mystery. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1981.
|Material Conditions of Writing||Molly Keane||
She was in the middle of writing a play when her husband died, and she found she could not go on with it. She was still pretty desolate
four years later, when Gielgud and...
Chamberlain, Mary, editor. Writing Lives: Conversations Between Women Writers. Virago Press, 1988.
|Material Conditions of Writing||Mary Renault||
The Charioteer's focus on homosexuality caused great concern to MR 's publishers. She had not published anything for five years, and this novel was a significant departure from her earlier work. In Britain her...
The actor John Gielgud was convicted of persistently importuning male persons for an immoral purpose, and fined.
The actor John Gielgud , well into his nineties, appeared in three films this year.