About the book
“a fascinating picture of a determined woman.” Derek Hyde, Inside ENO
“easy to read and the early chapters on Baylis's life are just as fascinating as those on the years when she ran the Old Vic.” In SE1
“I felt strongly that Professor Schafer had restored Lilian Baylis to her rightful place in the history of twentieth century theatre and demonstrated the measure of her remarkable achievement in exemplarily lucid and readable prose.” Richard Mangan, Theatre Book Prize 2006 Judge
The first biography of Lilian Baylis for over thirty years and one which considerably revises the established image of Baylis as a domineering and eccentric old lady.
Based on new and original research, the book draws extensively on Baylis’s autobiographical writing. The only previous full length biography of Baylis, (Lilian Baylis: The Old Lady of the Vic, by Richard Findlater, 1975, now OP) did not use the Baylis archive effectively.
ISBN: 978-1-902806-64-8 Format: Paperback, 320pp Published: Apr 2007
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