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A voyage round my father

a play

by John Mortimer

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Published by S. French in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby John Mortimer.
The Physical Object
Pagination55 p. ;
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13545046M
ISBN 100573014817

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These plays haven't aged well. There are a few lines which still ring true, but there's little to empathise with either characters or circumstances/5. A Voyage Round My Father on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Voyage Round My Father. And this book is Adam Mars-Jones' means of working through his complex relationship with his father, years after his death.

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The death scene with Lawrence Olivier (as the father) was shot in the room and bed where Mortimer's father did die. I was interested to see the real home and real garden where all of this really happened. Lawrence Olivier played the father and Alan Bates played the son and, of course, the author.

That is wonderful casting. The other actors were good/5(12). That brings us to 'A Voyage Round My Father', which looks at John Mortimer's relationship with his blind barrister father over a number of years.

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William Mars-Jones was a Queens Counsel, a Knight and a High Court Judge/5. A Voyage Round My Father Starring Laurence Olivier, this humorous, heartwarming drama from the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey portrays the difficult but enduring love between father and son.

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A voyage round my father: a play. [John Mortimer] Voyage round my father. London ; New York: Samuel French, (OCoLC) Named Person: John Mortimer; John Mortimer: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Mortimer.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mortimer, John, Voyage round my father. London, Methuen, (OCoLC) His play A Voyage Round My Father, given its first radio broadcast inis autobiographical, recounting his experiences as a young barrister and his relationship with his blind father.

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The work began as three half- hour sketches for BBC-Radio in It then became a prize-winning one- hour BBC-Television play in Mr. A Voyage Round My Father explores the tempestuous relationship between father and son as the younger Mortimer (portrayed by Alan Bates) tries to come to terms with the bitter memories of his father, whilst still seeking his love and respect.4/5(34).

A voyage round my father To mark the 10th anniversary of the film-maker Karel Reisz’s death, his son, Times Higher Education staff writer Matthew Reisz, examines academics’ appraisals of his father’s work, and reflects on how it feels to view your parent through scholars’ eyes. A Voyage Round My Father TV adaptation of John Mortimer's autobiographical play in honour of his barrister father, who continued to practise even after going blind as .Buy A Voyage Round My Father (Oberon Modern Plays): 1 by Sir John Mortimer (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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