John Russell Taylor Biography (1935-)

Born June 19, 1935, in Dover, England; son of Arthur Russell and Kathleen Mary (Picker) Taylor. Addresses: HOME--11 Hollytree Close, Inner Park Road, London SW 19, England. OFFICE--c/o The Times, Gray's Inn Road, London W1X8EZ, England. AGENT--c/o A.D. Peters, 10 Buckingham Street, London WC2, England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
June 19, 1935
Dover, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • Editor, Times Educational Supplement, London, 1959-60.
  • editorial assistant, Times Literary Supplement, London, 1960-62.
  • film critic, The Times, London, 1962-73, then art critic, 1978--.
  • editor, Films and Filming, 1983--.
  • professor, Division of Cinema, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1972-78.
  • Also contributer of theatre criticism, Plays and Players.
  • Writings;BOOKS
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz: An Index, British Film Institute, 1960.
  • The Angry Theatre, Hill and Wang, 1962, revised edition, Penguin, 1963, as Anger and After: A Guide to the New British Drama, Methuen, 1962.
  • Anatomy of a Television Play, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1962.
  • Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear, Methuen, 1964.
  • (contributor) Shakespeare: A Celebration, Penguin, 1964.
  • (editor and author of introductions) John Arden: Three Plays, Penguin, 1965.
  • New English Dramatists 8, Penguin, 1965.
  • Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre, Penguin, 1966.
  • The Art Nouveau Book in Britain, Methuen, 1966, then M.I.T. Press, 1967.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play, Hill and Wang, 1967.
  • Preston Sturges, Secker and Warburg, 1967.
  • (editor) Look Back in Anger: A Casebook, 1968.
  • Harold Pinter, 1969.
  • The Art Dealers, 1969.
  • The Hollywood Musical, 1971.
  • The Second Wave: Hollywood Dramatists for the Seventies, 1971.
  • (editor) The Pleasure Dome, 1972.
  • Masterworks of the British Cinema, 1974.
  • Directors and Directions: Peter Shaffer, 1975.
  • Hitch, 1978.
  • Cukor's Hollywood, 1979.
  • Impressionism, 1981.
  • Strangers in Paradise, 1983.
  • Ingrid Bergman, 1983.
  • Alec Guinness: A Celebration, 1984.
  • Vivien Leigh, 1984.
  • Hollywood 1940's, 1985.
  • (with John Kobal) Portraits of the British Cinema, 1986.

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