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    ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Their Language of Love By Bapsi Sidhwa ➥ – 9facts.co.uk an element of her work previously disregarded by biographers and historiansStarting with her childhood theatregoing experiences [Reading] ➿ Turbulence ➶ Samit Basu – 9facts.co.uk Curtain Up uncovers Christie’s first serious attempts at playwriting ➾ Der letzte Held Free ➵ Author Samit Basu – 9facts.co.uk with scripts that reveal a very different style from the now familiar whodunits for which she became famous Later in her life [Ebook] ➡ Agua ➧ Bapsi Sidhwa – 9facts.co.uk she enjoyed enormous global success with her work for the stage [PDF] ✎ Winter Evenings ✐ Navtej Sarna – 9facts.co.uk but her recordbreaking achievements in the West End and her conquest of Broadway came at a price: she had to fight against her own fame and felt obliged to delete her adored character Hercule Poirot from stories that had originally been created around himGreen’s revelations about Christie’s passion for the theatre are illustrated with copious extracts from hitherto unknown plays and unpublished private letters ❴PDF❵ ✪ The Brave Author Rachna Bisht Rawat – 9facts.co.uk many of which he discovered in archives on both sides of the Atlantic The illuminating exchanges between Christie [Download] ✤ The Best of Samaithu Paar By S. Meenakshi Ammal – 9facts.co.uk her agents and producers include extensive correspondence with the legendary ‘Mousetrap Man’ ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Tiger Thief (Tiger Thief, By Michaela Clarke ❃ – 9facts.co.uk theatrical impresario Sir Peter SaundersMeticulously researched and filled with groundbreaking discoveries [Download] ➶ Tracking Globalization By J.S . Sodhi – 9facts.co.uk Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story This book took me a while to read, but once I got into it, I found it fascinating I love both Christie, and theater, but was unaware of how much she wrote for the theater, and how varied her successes were Some of the information presented is dry, (contract and business details) but, paired with painstaking research, lots of nice, intimate details of correspondence, and unreleased treasures like never produced or published plays are detailed I tagteamed this book with a hardcover edition of her plays, and found the behindthescenes drama as interesting as what ended up on stage. For my full review click on the link below: Today's post is on Curtain Up: Agatha Christie A Life in the Threatre by Julius Green It is 624 pages long and is published by Harper Collins The cover is the front of a theatre with the title up in lights The intended reader is someone who is interested in Agatha Christie, threatre history, and very detailed research There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this book There Be Spoilers Ahead.From the back of the book Agatha Christie is revered around the world for her books and the indelible characters she created Lesser known is her writing for the stage—an extraordinary repertoire of plays that firmly established her as the most successful female dramatist of all time Now author Julius Green raises the curtain on Christie’s towering contribution to popular theatre, an element of her work previously disregarded by biographers and historians.Starting with her childhood theatregoing experiences, Curtain Up uncovers Christie’s first serious attempts at playwriting, with scripts that reveal a very different style from the now familiar whodunits for which she became famous Later in her life, she enjoyed enormous global success with her work for the stage, but her recordbreaking achievements in the West End and her conquest of Broadway came at a price: she had to fight against her own fame and felt obliged to delete her adored character Hercule Poirot from stories that had originally been created around him.Green’s revelations about Christie’s passion for the theatre are illustrated with copious extracts from hitherto unknown plays and unpublished private letters, many of which he discovered in archives on both sides of the Atlantic The illuminating exchanges between Christie, her agents and producers include extensive correspondence with the legendary ‘Mousetrap Man’, theatrical impresario Sir Peter Saunders.Meticulously researched and filled with groundbreaking discoveries, Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story.Review A very interesting and very well research piece of threatre history Green loves his topic, both of them He is a Christie fan and a threatre man himself and that comes across in his writing Green gives many examples of Christie's writing as she grew over the years that she wrote both prose and scripts With letters from the Christie archive, we get a very personal look into a very private woman This is not a biography of Agatha Christie's life just her work in the threatre but it is still a very interesting part of her history At times all the details can get a little overwhelming but I think that it is worth it to see this side of a favorite author.I give this book a Four out of Five stars I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by HarperCollins. Dame Agatha Christie (18901976) is generally acknowledged as the Queen of Crime with her 66 detective novels (and 14 short story collections) sellingthan two billion copies, making her the bestselling novelist of all time A lesserknown aspect of her life is her work as a prolific playwright Julius Green has rectified this situation with CURTAIN UP, an illuminating and exhaustive 600 page examination of Christie's thirty plays Although Christie began writing plays as a teenager, none of her works were staged until she was 40 (a decade after her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles) Her theater career didn't ignite until she was in her 60s, with The Mousetrap in 1952 and Witness for the Prosecution in 1953 (The Mousetrap is still running in London, making it the longest running play in theater history.) Green, founder of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, that has exclusive rights to Christie's original plays within the UK, is a meticulous historian He crossreferences the notoriously inaccurate chronology of Christie's autobiography and her nearly illegible correspondences and notebooks with the papers, memoirs and interviews of contemporaries to follow each play from inception to staging Green believes Christie gotpleasure writing plays than novels, where she expanded beyond mysteries into comedies and psychological dramas When she adapted her Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple mysteries into plays, she distanced them from their source by dropping the detectives from the cast Theatre buffs and Christie fans will delight in this fascinating and wellresearched appreciation Julius Green's fascinating CURTAIN UP offers a surprising new dimension to Agatha Christieher prolific and successful work as a playwright. Three stars for me: I'm not that much into the nittygritty of contracts and authorship This was a long, book with a lot of inside baseball about midcentury British West End theatre Five stars for the theatre scholars: it is precisely the insiderbaseball aspect combined with the minutiae of theatre rights and contracts that will make theatre supernerds the perfect readers for this book What I will say that was surprising (and both frustrating and very coy) is that Green deliberately avoided giving away the endings to Christie's greatest plays: And Then There Were None, The Mousetrap, and Witness for the Prosecution He wrote around them very obviously Now, my high school performed Witness my junior year (where the drama teacher swore us all to secrecy) and And Then There Were None for my senior year So with a little digging in my memory, I could follow the insinuations However, I haven't read or seen Mousetrap so that was annoying (Though perhaps I should see if I can lay hands on a copy of the play and just read it) So it is nice he doesn't blow the endings, but it makes the reading a little weird. Green's thesis is that Christie's plays have always been either overlooked or dissed unfairly He is at pains to remind us that there are some really bad playswritten by othersbased on her books, which sully her playwriting reputation unfairly, because they're described as agatha christie plays.I am going to see the play billed as Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile in October, so i was particularly interested in his info on that play it's based on the book, Death on the Nile, of course but in the play she replaces Poirot with an avuncular canon She also had two alternative endings, and the play wound up being originally produced, in the 1940s, under the title Hidden Horizon he also points out that even though A C was shy, she loved the camaraderie of the theatre and looked on playwriting asfun than her day job of writing mysteries. Green focuses on a lesser known aspect of Christie's career: her work for the stage (Very little time is spent on the film adaptations of her works.) This is a fascinating look at the woman herself, her supporters, her detractors, and ultimately the plays that she left behind Green's research is impeccable and he makes great use of the copious correspondence which Christie both engaged in and kept on file It's a good read, and for those familiar with her stage work, it furnishes much information that supports and dispels myths surrounding the woman and her skill She was farthan a whodunnit factory. Well researched This book will explain not just the plays of Agatha Christie but also the British theatre during the time her plays were performed I had no idea that a number of plays attributed to Agatha Christie were adaptations of her books by third parties I had a time wading through this long book (559 pages of text) I wish that the author had stuckto Agatha Christie without so many diversions to producers, directors, actors, theaters, etc Still I did learn much about Agatha Christie as playwright."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 624 pages
  • Curtain Up
  • Julius Green
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9780062313393

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Curtain Up This is an extensive and welldetailed account of Agatha Christie’s experience as a playwright The author uses a range of sources, including not only the Christie archives but the accounts of her work in memoirs from directors and producers who worked with her He also cites many of the journals and newspapers of the day The bibliography and source material is extensive which is why such an informative picture of Christie as a playwright emerges As a successful mystery writer, Christie enjoyed the theatre and when people wanted to adapt her plays she preferred to do it herself She wrote short stories as well as novels and they all showed her creativity However, her success in the mystery genre led to her not being appreciated for the type of exploration of character and form that she enjoyed as a playwright She liked plays because she could focus on character and plot She also liked collaboration Some of the limitations of theatre challenged her giving the limitations of set and time She was the only woman playwright to have three successful plays on the West End in one season Early in her career she wrote two mysteries a year, but as she grew older, she wrote just one a year so that she should focus on writing plays The Mousetrap is the longest running play in the history of theatre She did all of this while she also traveled with her second husband on his archeological digs What shines through in this account is her hard work, her intelligence, her creativity, her humor and her willingness to work with others Her longtime producer Peter Saunders had his challenges as well fighting some producers in London and New York who controlled the theatres and productions in monopolistic way One gets a sense of the complexity of theatre production as well as the uncertainty of how all the elements will work together to produce a success or a failure Christie was well aware of how casting, directing, as well as the script also depended on what the mood of the audience or the social context of the times affected the fate of a production Christie was fardaring in what she attempted than she is given credit for in her plays, short stories and novels The fate of the most successful of genre writers is not to be appreciated for the quality of what has been accomplished because popular culture is frowned upon until it becomes the high culture of subsequent generations. Agatha Christie is revered around the world for her books and the indelible characters she created Lesser known is her writing for the stage—an extraordinary repertoire of plays that firmly established her as the most successful female dramatist of all time Now author Julius Green raises the curtain on Christie’s towering contribution to popular theatre, an element of her work previously disregarded by biographers and historiansStarting with her childhood theatregoing experiences, Curtain Up uncovers Christie’s first serious attempts at playwriting, with scripts that reveal a very different style from the now familiar whodunits for which she became famous Later in her life, she enjoyed enormous global success with her work for the stage, but her recordbreaking achievements in the West End and her conquest of Broadway came at a price: she had to fight against her own fame and felt obliged to delete her adored character Hercule Poirot from stories that had originally been created around himGreen’s revelations about Christie’s passion for the theatre are illustrated with copious extracts from hitherto unknown plays and unpublished private letters, many of which he discovered in archives on both sides of the Atlantic The illuminating exchanges between Christie, her agents and producers include extensive correspondence with the legendary ‘Mousetrap Man’, theatrical impresario Sir Peter SaundersMeticulously researched and filled with groundbreaking discoveries, Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Their Language of Love By Bapsi Sidhwa ➥ – 9facts.co.uk an element of her work previously disregarded by biographers and historiansStarting with her childhood theatregoing experiences [Reading] ➿ Turbulence ➶ Samit Basu – 9facts.co.uk Curtain Up uncovers Christie’s first serious attempts at playwriting ➾ Der letzte Held Free ➵ Author Samit Basu – 9facts.co.uk with scripts that reveal a very different style from the now familiar whodunits for which she became famous Later in her life [Ebook] ➡ Agua ➧ Bapsi Sidhwa – 9facts.co.uk she enjoyed enormous global success with her work for the stage [PDF] ✎ Winter Evenings ✐ Navtej Sarna – 9facts.co.uk but her recordbreaking achievements in the West End and her conquest of Broadway came at a price: she had to fight against her own fame and felt obliged to delete her adored character Hercule Poirot from stories that had originally been created around himGreen’s revelations about Christie’s passion for the theatre are illustrated with copious extracts from hitherto unknown plays and unpublished private letters ❴PDF❵ ✪ The Brave Author Rachna Bisht Rawat – 9facts.co.uk many of which he discovered in archives on both sides of the Atlantic The illuminating exchanges between Christie [Download] ✤ The Best of Samaithu Paar By S. Meenakshi Ammal – 9facts.co.uk her agents and producers include extensive correspondence with the legendary ‘Mousetrap Man’ ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Tiger Thief (Tiger Thief, By Michaela Clarke ❃ – 9facts.co.uk theatrical impresario Sir Peter SaundersMeticulously researched and filled with groundbreaking discoveries [Download] ➶ Tracking Globalization By J.S . Sodhi – 9facts.co.uk Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story This book took me a while to read, but once I got into it, I found it fascinating I love both Christie, and theater, but was unaware of how much she wrote for the theater, and how varied her successes were Some of the information presented is dry, (contract and business details) but, paired with painstaking research, lots of nice, intimate details of correspondence, and unreleased treasures like never produced or published plays are detailed I tagteamed this book with a hardcover edition of her plays, and found the behindthescenes drama as interesting as what ended up on stage. For my full review click on the link below: Today's post is on Curtain Up: Agatha Christie A Life in the Threatre by Julius Green It is 624 pages long and is published by Harper Collins The cover is the front of a theatre with the title up in lights The intended reader is someone who is interested in Agatha Christie, threatre history, and very detailed research There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this book There Be Spoilers Ahead.From the back of the book Agatha Christie is revered around the world for her books and the indelible characters she created Lesser known is her writing for the stage—an extraordinary repertoire of plays that firmly established her as the most successful female dramatist of all time Now author Julius Green raises the curtain on Christie’s towering contribution to popular theatre, an element of her work previously disregarded by biographers and historians.Starting with her childhood theatregoing experiences, Curtain Up uncovers Christie’s first serious attempts at playwriting, with scripts that reveal a very different style from the now familiar whodunits for which she became famous Later in her life, she enjoyed enormous global success with her work for the stage, but her recordbreaking achievements in the West End and her conquest of Broadway came at a price: she had to fight against her own fame and felt obliged to delete her adored character Hercule Poirot from stories that had originally been created around him.Green’s revelations about Christie’s passion for the theatre are illustrated with copious extracts from hitherto unknown plays and unpublished private letters, many of which he discovered in archives on both sides of the Atlantic The illuminating exchanges between Christie, her agents and producers include extensive correspondence with the legendary ‘Mousetrap Man’, theatrical impresario Sir Peter Saunders.Meticulously researched and filled with groundbreaking discoveries, Curtain Up sheds new light on Agatha Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story.Review A very interesting and very well research piece of threatre history Green loves his topic, both of them He is a Christie fan and a threatre man himself and that comes across in his writing Green gives many examples of Christie's writing as she grew over the years that she wrote both prose and scripts With letters from the Christie archive, we get a very personal look into a very private woman This is not a biography of Agatha Christie's life just her work in the threatre but it is still a very interesting part of her history At times all the details can get a little overwhelming but I think that it is worth it to see this side of a favorite author.I give this book a Four out of Five stars I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by HarperCollins. Dame Agatha Christie (18901976) is generally acknowledged as the Queen of Crime with her 66 detective novels (and 14 short story collections) sellingthan two billion copies, making her the bestselling novelist of all time A lesserknown aspect of her life is her work as a prolific playwright Julius Green has rectified this situation with CURTAIN UP, an illuminating and exhaustive 600 page examination of Christie's thirty plays Although Christie began writing plays as a teenager, none of her works were staged until she was 40 (a decade after her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles) Her theater career didn't ignite until she was in her 60s, with The Mousetrap in 1952 and Witness for the Prosecution in 1953 (The Mousetrap is still running in London, making it the longest running play in theater history.) Green, founder of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, that has exclusive rights to Christie's original plays within the UK, is a meticulous historian He crossreferences the notoriously inaccurate chronology of Christie's autobiography and her nearly illegible correspondences and notebooks with the papers, memoirs and interviews of contemporaries to follow each play from inception to staging Green believes Christie gotpleasure writing plays than novels, where she expanded beyond mysteries into comedies and psychological dramas When she adapted her Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple mysteries into plays, she distanced them from their source by dropping the detectives from the cast Theatre buffs and Christie fans will delight in this fascinating and wellresearched appreciation Julius Green's fascinating CURTAIN UP offers a surprising new dimension to Agatha Christieher prolific and successful work as a playwright. Three stars for me: I'm not that much into the nittygritty of contracts and authorship This was a long, book with a lot of inside baseball about midcentury British West End theatre Five stars for the theatre scholars: it is precisely the insiderbaseball aspect combined with the minutiae of theatre rights and contracts that will make theatre supernerds the perfect readers for this book What I will say that was surprising (and both frustrating and very coy) is that Green deliberately avoided giving away the endings to Christie's greatest plays: And Then There Were None, The Mousetrap, and Witness for the Prosecution He wrote around them very obviously Now, my high school performed Witness my junior year (where the drama teacher swore us all to secrecy) and And Then There Were None for my senior year So with a little digging in my memory, I could follow the insinuations However, I haven't read or seen Mousetrap so that was annoying (Though perhaps I should see if I can lay hands on a copy of the play and just read it) So it is nice he doesn't blow the endings, but it makes the reading a little weird. Green's thesis is that Christie's plays have always been either overlooked or dissed unfairly He is at pains to remind us that there are some really bad playswritten by othersbased on her books, which sully her playwriting reputation unfairly, because they're described as agatha christie plays.I am going to see the play billed as Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile in October, so i was particularly interested in his info on that play it's based on the book, Death on the Nile, of course but in the play she replaces Poirot with an avuncular canon She also had two alternative endings, and the play wound up being originally produced, in the 1940s, under the title Hidden Horizon he also points out that even though A C was shy, she loved the camaraderie of the theatre and looked on playwriting asfun than her day job of writing mysteries. Green focuses on a lesser known aspect of Christie's career: her work for the stage (Very little time is spent on the film adaptations of her works.) This is a fascinating look at the woman herself, her supporters, her detractors, and ultimately the plays that she left behind Green's research is impeccable and he makes great use of the copious correspondence which Christie both engaged in and kept on file It's a good read, and for those familiar with her stage work, it furnishes much information that supports and dispels myths surrounding the woman and her skill She was farthan a whodunnit factory. Well researched This book will explain not just the plays of Agatha Christie but also the British theatre during the time her plays were performed I had no idea that a number of plays attributed to Agatha Christie were adaptations of her books by third parties I had a time wading through this long book (559 pages of text) I wish that the author had stuckto Agatha Christie without so many diversions to producers, directors, actors, theaters, etc Still I did learn much about Agatha Christie as playwright.


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