Lahr, John (Henry)

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LAHR, John (Henry)

LAHR, John (Henry). American, b. 1941. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Theatre, Biography. Career: Literary adviser, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1968, and literary adviser, Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center, NYC, 1969-72; Grove Press, NYC, theatre editor, 1969-73; New Yorker, senior drama critic, 1992-. Publications: Notes on Cowardly Lion, 1969; Up against the Fourth Wall, 1970; Acting Out America, 1970; Astonish Me, 1973; (with J. Price) Life-Show, 1973; The Autograph Hound, 1973; Hot to Trot (novel), 1974; Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton, 1978; Coward: The Playwright, 1982; Automatic Vaudeville: Essays on Star Turns, 1984; Diary of a Somebody (play), 1989; The Manchurian Candidate (play), 1990; Dame Edna Everage and The Rise of Western Civilization, 1991; Light Fantastic, 1996; Sinatra: The Artist and the Man, 1997; Show and Tell, 2000; (co-author) Elaine Stritch at Liberty (play), 2002 (Tony Award). EDITOR: Showcase I, 1969; (with A. Lahr) Casebook on Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, 1971; (with J. Price) The Great American Life Show, 1974; Grove Press Modern Drama: Six Plays, 1975; The Complete Plays of Joe Orton, 1975; The Orton Diaries, 1986; Diaries of Kenneth Tynan, 2001. Address: 11A Chalcot Gardens, London NW3 4YB, England.