Kenneth Branagh

Mark White
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ISBN 9780571220687 Format Hardback
Published 03/11/2005 Length 336 pages

About Book

From humble beginnings, Kenneth Branagh drove himself to dizzy heights of accomplishment. By twenty-one he had starred in a West End hit. At twenty-three he was playing Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company. By twenty-six he had established his own theatre company. Shortly after that he directed and starred in a movie version of Henry V, the start of a series of Shakespeare films that resulted in him being viewed by many as the leading interpreter of Shakespeare in the world. No actor of his generation achieved so much so rapidly. And yet no actor of his generation received such relentless criticism. Mark White explores this paradox in a new biography of Branagh. Based on extensive research in previously untapped archival materials and on numerous interviews, White traces the vicissitudes of Branagh's career, examining his meteoric rise and the backlash that accompanied it.

  • About Mark White

    Mark White's formative years were in Yorkshire. He obtained his MA and PhD degrees in history in the United States. He has published a number of books including Kennedy: The New Frontier Revisited , Macmillan, 1998 and The Kennedys and Cuba: The Declassified Documentary History, Ivan R. Dee, 1999.

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