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Act One: An Autobiography par Moss Hart
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Act One: An Autobiography (édition 1989)

par Moss Hart (Auteur)

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Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the greatest American memoirs - a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early twentieth century. Hart's story inspired a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as he eloquently chronicled his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit. Act One is the quintessential American success story.… (plus d'informations)
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Titre:Act One: An Autobiography
Auteurs:Moss Hart (Auteur)
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (1989), 456 pages
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Act One: An Autobiography par Moss Hart

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This is great American tale about hard work, making the big time and the love of the theater. Written in 1957 shortly before he died Moss Hart was the playwright for You Can't Take it With You, My Fair Lady and dozens of others of hits during the thirties through the fifties. This is a delightful story of Hart's early days growing up poor, working his way through his first broadway Hit--Once in a Lifetime. This memoir was recently turned into a play itself starring Tony Shaloub. I hope they make a movie with Shaloub! ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
"Act One" covers the author's early days, from his impoverished boyhood in the Bronx a hundred years ago, to his first big Broadway opening. Improbably, the book reveals, he was consumed by the theater from an early age, and improbably, he became a great success. Along the way, the book covers a multitude of things, mostly connected to the theater itself. The author's tone is measured and polite, a bit old fashioned, perhaps, but engaging. I am old enough to remember Hart's Broadway, and this book is a wonderful reminder of how exciting it was -- and is. ( )
  annbury | Jul 3, 2020 |
Deeply absorbing autobiography of the famed Broadway playwright, taking him from a poverty-stricken childhood in the Bronx to the day after his first major hit, "Once in a Lifetime," debuted. It contains a very interesting picture of George S. Kaufman, his collaborator on that show; it also contains an intriguing account of how the play came into being, including the painful process of multiple revisions as a result of "out of town tryouts." Very much recommended. ( )
  EricCostello | Jun 13, 2018 |
A predictable autobiography. The most interesting thing is he changed the true story of what happened with his Aunt Kate. ( )
  nx74defiant | Apr 30, 2017 |
Moss Hart is best known for writing and directing successful Broadway plays in the early to mid 20th Century, including My Fair Lady, You Can't Take is With You, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Merrily We Roll Along, and George Washington Slept Here, among others. He doesn't cover any of that in his autobiography, however. True to the title, it is just "Act One" of his life: growing up in poverty in Brooklyn, bouncing from one crappy job to another in hopes of making a career in the theatre, and the long and painful process of getting his first play, Once in a Lifetime, to Broadway.

While it was really interesting to read about the professional theatre world from an insider's perspective, I couldn't help but feel like there was something a bit off about the book the whole time I was reading. I can't pinpoint exactly what because the individual parts of the book are all fine, and Hart is obviously a very talented writer. It's just that the book as a whole that didn't really do anything for me. Hart definitely has a sense of humor (as evidenced by his antics as social director for various summer camps). He also has an ego and is a big name-dropper (although he has no problem admitting to both of these traits). It also bothered me that before becoming wealthy and famous he would blow money on silly luxuries even through he was supporting his family who lived in poverty. There's a fine line between following your dream and being selfish, and Hart danced back and forth across it quite a bit. After checking out his Wikipedia page, I found that he lied about some of the details in this book. Obviously the reader always has remember that an autobiography will be extremely biases, but blatantly making things up is going a bit far, in my opinion. I still can't give the book a completely bad review, though, because for some reason I can't figure out, I didn't think it was a bad book. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
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Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the greatest American memoirs - a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early twentieth century. Hart's story inspired a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as he eloquently chronicled his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit. Act One is the quintessential American success story.

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