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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446483565
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688

Orson Welles, Volume 1

The Road to Xanadu




Insightful, incisive & enlightening, the first volume of Simon Callow's comprehensive biography of Orson Welles

A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of CITIZEN KANE. Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Wells biography.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446483565
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688

About the Author

Simon Callow

Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. His books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, Love is Where it Falls, the first two volumes of his four-volume life of Orson Welles, his theatrical memoir My Life in Pieces, and, most recently, the highly acclaimed Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World.

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