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Kenneth Tynan (I) (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)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (writer)
 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 (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Oh! Calcutta! (1969). Musical revue. Conceived by Kenneth Tynan. Contributions by Samuel Beckett, Jules Feiffer, Dan Greenburg, John Lennon, Jacques Levy [earliest Broadway credit], Leonard Melfi, David Newman, Robert Benton, Sam Shepard, Clovis Trouille, Kenneth Tynan and Sherman Yellen. Music and Lyrics, The Open Window: ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Ken Tynan

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


Father of Tracy Tynan. See more »



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