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Kenneth Tynan (1927–1980)

Kenneth Tynan was one of the most famous theatrical critics of the 20th Century. He earned his own permanent place in the history of the English theater when he became the first dramaturg of Laurence Olivier, when the great actor finally realized his dream and became the director of the new National Theatre. Tynan's tenure at the National proved ... See full bio »

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 1972 Oh! Calcutta! (contributions) / (deviser)
 1971 Macbeth
 1964 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
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 1964 Tempo (TV Series) (literary advisor - 1 episode)
- The Christopher Marlowe Murder Mystery (1964) ... (literary advisor)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
 1958 Nowhere to Go (writer)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Sounds of Two Hands Clapping" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on John Gielgud] The finest actor on earth, from the neck up. See more »

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Co-director (with Laurence Olivier) of the National Theatre of Great Britain. It was Tynan who said that he would only accept the post if Olivier played Othello in Shakespeare's "Othello", something that Olivier had always resisted doing (he had played Iago on stage opposite Ralph Richardson as Othello in the 1930s). See more »

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Ken

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