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Theatre By W. Somerset Maugham Theatre In Theatre W Somerset Maugham the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa introduces us to Julia Lambert a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by

  • Title: Theatre
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN: 9780375724633
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Theatre By W. Somerset Maugham In Theatre, W Somerset Maugham the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty six years She is one of the greatest actresses England so good, in fact, that perhaps she never stops acting.It seems that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, unIn Theatre, W Somerset Maugham the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty six years She is one of the greatest actresses England so good, in fact, that perhaps she never stops acting.It seems that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until a quiet stranger who challenges Julia s very sense of self As a result, she will endure rejection for the first time, her capacity as a mother will be affronted, and her ability to put on whatever face she desired for her public will prove limited In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that occur when acting and reality blend together, and for Julia ultimately reverse.
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    About "W. Somerset Maugham"

    1. W. Somerset Maugham

      William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician But writing was his true vocation For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays During World War I, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America After World War II, Maugham made his home in south of France and continued to move between England and Nice till his death in 1965.

    110 thoughts on “Theatre”

    1. But where are you If one stripped you of your exhibitionism, if one took your technique away from you, if one peeled you as one peels an onion of skin after skin of pretence and insincerity, of tags of old parts and shreds of faked emotions, would one come upon a soul at last Oh Julia, you who live on a stage and we live there with you and your fleeting love lovers your complicated, yet undisturbed marriage your disdain of boredom your glorious moments in the limelight All the world revolves aro [...]


    2. Middle brows like to put down Maugham, but smarties know you can t put him down As the author of hit plays, he knew Ethel Barry, Gladys Cooper, among others The stage is an effective prop as he warmly scopes the psyche of a plummy star her set asexual husby and priggy son, lesby backer, shopboy lover and his thespy sweetie ah, theatuuh A sublime recognition scene missing from 2 film versions bored to hell, star decides to give herself to Devoted Friend Imagine her shock when she realizes he isn [...]


    3. My first introduction to Maugham s work many years ago was with Of Human Bondage and I was so moved by this story of sexual obsession that although the details are fuzzy in my memory, the emotions evoked are still fresh in my mind I think the ending had me crying for days In a different way, The Razor s Edge proved itself to be a worthy classic and cemented in my opinion that Maugham is a supreme writer capable of bringing his characters to life with all the pain and passion that love can bring [...]


    4. Sotto il vestito, nienteJulia una attrice, una diva E bravissima, capace di piangere a comando, in grado di strappare da un copione tutto quello che c di pi bello, ha una presenza scenica perfetta, sa imparare a memoria un copione in 24 ore E ricorda alla perfezione citazioni da quasi tutti i brani teatrali che ha interpretato.Ma La gente credeva che lei recitasse soltanto nelle due o tre ore che era in scena non sapevano che il personaggio che interpretava la abitava di continuo quando sembrava [...]


    5. This wonderful novel was published in 1937, when W Somerset Maugham was already an extremely successful writer both as a novelist and in the theatre In fact, much of Maugham s early success was in the theatre and it was a world he knew extremely well The heroine of this book is Julia Lambert, an ageing actress whose husband, Michael Gosselyn, manages the Siddons Theatre and her career They have one son, Roger, and a marriage which is respectable, but passionless Julia is flattered when her husba [...]


    6. Per chi non lo sapesse, Somerset Maugham un autore assolutamente delizioso deliziante, mi verrebbe Lo per il tono confidenziale, per l ironia rarefatta, da alta quota, con cui aggancia il lettore Poi ha uno stile piano, apparentemente semplice nella costruzione della frase, che poi la semplicit dell arte Nella scelta degli aggettivi non mai caricaturale, ma nemmeno sbiadito e banale E accurato fino alla pignoleria quando sceglie e arreda il set del racconto.Dove per d il massimo nel rapporto che [...]


    7. , , , , , They say acting is only make believe That make believe is the only reality The tragedy of life is that sometimes we get what we want


    8. It s funny how life works out I was at the local library, trying to find a book to cheer myself up when lo, I encounter the one author that has never failed me Like all the other Maugham novels, I had no trouble with the style, voice, plot, characters, or reflections of this story I don t agree with his take on love, but I understand what he means I love that reading Maugham s novels is like reading something that I would write for myself Somerset Maugham 300


    9. The tragedy of life is that sometimes we get what we want This is a good one, about real life and make believe and which one is which Which one is which And there you have it, Maugham does it again.


    10. When I ve seen you go into an empty room I ve sometimes wanted to open the door suddenly, but I ve been afraid to in case I found nobody there That s what Julia Lambert s teenage son tells her The greatest actress on the London stage, but fast approaching late middle age, her entire life is one grand performance, and she seems to always know what the role calls for She s the adoring, faithful wife in a sexless marriage to Michael, her stage manager director husband, who s a former actor of mild [...]


    11. Maugham non si smentisce mai e questa volta mi ha tenuta incollata alle pagine pi che mai.Non adorare Julia Lambert Praticamente impossibileNon potrete sfuggirle metter nel sacco anche voi, ha qualche bel trucco appositamente studiato per conquistarvi, provare per credere.



    12. Un sublime egoismo salva Julia dalla noia e dalla disperazione A 40 anni, miglior attrice inglese con l inglesissimo marito Michael che l ama a tal punto da preferirla a una partita a golf, conosce l adorazione di Tom, giovane contabile arrivista con solo l ardore della giovent Per noia ha una relazione con lui che finisce appena Julia si rende conto che Tom in realt innamorato di una ben pi giovane e sciapa attricetta I momenti pi esilaranti sono quelli in cui Julia amabilmente ipocrita a parol [...]


    13. After relishing Of Human Bondage, penned 22 years before this and adapted into a career defining Bette Davis movie, I was surprised on several levels by Theatre, whose 2004 screen adaption scored Annette Bening a Best Actress Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Being Julia.Firstly, I was surprised by its great readability, of the kind that defies conventional analysis that literary X factor distinguishing great writers from good ones, their material striking an artful balance between adequa [...]


    14. W Somerset as Maugham as, nors lyg ir labai pakankamai nema ai inomas ir populiarus, man ilg laik buvo visi ka paslaptis, apie kur inojau tik tiek, kad turi gan keist vard ir, kaip galvojau, yra zan da nes a by default taip galvoju apie visus, kurie save vadina pirmo vardo pirma raide ir antruoju vardu, pvz J Edgar Hoover ir Ai, nesvarbu, ok, u tenka ir Hooverio, kuris buvo zan d zan da ir iaip nemalonus mogus Bet kuriuo atveju, ita knyga man buvo iauriai malonus atradimas Tik jausi tokio nuobod [...]



    15. LOVED this book It was such a delicious read And Julia Lambert is a completely unforgettable character I could have continued reading her story for another 1000 pages The story follows the rise of a theatre stage star Julia and is told from her point of view and it s so fun to watch her perform her way through life, through affairs, through motherhood, and watch sometimes with shock, sometimes with awe as she manipulates those around her, and the entire time you have this uneasy feeling that it [...]




    16. Maugham rientra in quel gruppo di scrittori che sanno narrare con piacevolezza, un artigiano che non trascura nulla.



    17. Probabilmente , tra quelli da me letti fino ad ora, il romanzo di Maugham che pi stenta ad ingranare Per tutta la prima met del libro mi sono chiesta dove volesse andare a parare l autore, lo stile che amo era sempre l ma c era qualcosa che non mi convinceva del tutto.La vicenda ci narrata dalla stessa protagonista Julia di quelle bellezze particolari, che affascinano un uomo per il portamento elegante e per la personalit stuzzicante piuttosto che per il semplice gusto estetico, ad inizio romanz [...]



    18. I always love how Somerset Maugham tells a story, and his characters and being a play write himself this subject matter is his area of expertise Here Maugham writes the story of Julia Lambert, a woman with so much talent she is one of the greatest actresses England she is so good, in fact, that perhaps she never stops acting.Her teenage son tells her, You see, I ve lived all my life in an atmosphere of make believe You never stop acting It s second nature to you You act when there s a party here [...]


    19. Il romanzo ambientato a Londra alla fine degli anni 30.La Diva Julia un attrice di teatro, bellissima e bravissima, quasi cinquantenne, idolatrata dal pubblico Con il marito Michael, attore mediocre e agente di Julia, conduce una vita abbastanza apatica ed abitudinaria tra prove a teatro, riposini pomeridiani, massaggi, rappresentazioni Julia e Michael hanno anche un figlio adolescente, Roger, che studia al college ed praticamente assente dalle loro vite.Come un fulmine a ciel sereno entra nella [...]


    20. I read this book when I was a teenager, so although I remembered the main thrust of it, I didn t remember the finer details of the novel Having read it so long ago, it is like a new story to me I m enjoying it very much as Somerset Maugham s style is straightforward and entertaining I know very much about the theatre now than I did when I was a schoolgirl, so this book is meaningful to me now than it was all those years ago.23 FebruaryI finished reading the book recently and found it easy to r [...]


    21. Luin t m n uudestaan monen vuoden j lkeen lukupiiri varten T m n voi lukea huoletta monta kertaa loistavaa kerrontaa ja henkil iden kuvausta Jokaisella lukukerralla kiinnitt huomiota v h n eri asioihin, mutta parasta minun mielest ni kirjassa on ollut naisp henkil , jota ei yritet kouluttaa tai laiteta n yrtym n, vaan h n saa olla oma kusip inen itsens.



    22. So delightfuld the first book on paper that I have finished in I don t know HOW long It held my attention the entire time A humorous and accurate portrayal of theatre people in the 1930s I love Maugham s genuine writing concerning the human condition.


    23. Wonderful In 1930s England, famous theatre actress Julia Lambert has it all a successful marriage and career, the love of the public, fame, fortune, you name it Granted, the marriage is passionless, but they make a good team.Enter a social climbing 23 year old man who ignites a midlife crisis in Julia as the two embark upon an affair.This is a fantastic book Julia is an amazing character, and Maugham delivers his usual wit with a fascinating look at aging I m consistently amazed at Maugham s abi [...]


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