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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 of profiles: "Profiles," selected and edited by Kathleen Tynan and Ernie Eban. Preface by Simon Callow, London: Nick Hern Books, ISBN: 1854590308 See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »
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[on movie critics] A man who knows the way but can't drive a car. See more »

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Was merciless in his reviews of Vivien Leigh's theatre performances. Laurence Olivier wrote in his autobiography that Tynan's harsh criticism was responsible for at least one of Leigh's nervous breakdowns. See more »

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