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John Lahr was the senior drama critic for the New Yorker for twenty years. He is a critic, novelist and biographer and is the author of seventeen books, including Notes on a Cowardly Lion, the biography of Bert Lahr, Prick Up Your Ears, the biography of Joe Orton, which was made into a film in collaboration with Alan Bennett, and Show and Tell, a collection of New Yorker profiles which reinvented the celebrity profile to get at the essence of performance, with subjects ranging from Frank Sinatra and David Mamet to Ingmar Bergman and Roseanne Barr. Lahr has also written for the theatre and for film, receiving a Tony Award for his work - the first for a critic. His short film Sticky My Fingers, Fleet My Feet was directed by John Hancock and nominated for an Academy Award in 1971. He lives in London.
Definitive biography of America's most impassioned and lyrical 20th century playwright, from an acclaimed theatre critic. Broadsheet serial and extensive review coverage expected.