I’m in today’s Wall Street Journal, not with a “Sightings” column (that’s next week) but as the guest contributor of the Journal‘s “Five Best” books feature, whose participants are invited to name five favorite books in a category of their choosing. I chose theatrical biographies, and these were my picks:
- Park Honan, Shakespeare: A Life
- Michael Holroyd, Bernard Shaw (the one-volume abridgment)
- Simon Callow, Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu
- Moss Hart, Act One
- John Lahr, Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton
The Journal has posted a free link to this piece. To read it, go here.