Anthony Samuel CURTIS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1926-03-12
Education Midhurst GS, Merton Coll Oxford (MA)
Books & Publications Publications New Developments in the French Theatre (1948), Raffles (introduction, 1972), The Pattern of Maugham (1974), Somerset Maugham (biography, 1977), The Rise and Fall of the Matinée Idol (ed, 1977), Spillington and the Whitewash Clowns (1981), Henry James's The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers (introduction, 1984), Terence Rattigan Plays (introduction, 1985), The Critical Heritage - Somerset Maugham (ed with John Whitehead, 1987), The Nonesuch Storytellers - Somerset Maugham (ed and intro, 1990), Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge (introduction, 1992), Lit Ed: on reviewers and reviewing (1998), Before Bloomsbury (2002), Virginia Woolf (2006), Golden Opportunities (adaptation from Scribe, performed Warehouse Theatre Croydon, 2006), Mr Maugham at Home (one-man show, New End Theatre London and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, 2010 and Whistable Festival 2014)
Recreations internet chess, backgammon
Clubs Garrick, Travellers, Beefsteak, Literary Soc
Style Anthony Curtis, Esq
Career served RAF 1945-48; lectr Br Inst of Sorbonne 1950-51, freelance journalist and critic (The Times, New Statesman, BBC) 1952-55, on staff Times Literary Supplement 1955-58 (dep ed 1959-60), Harkness fell in journalism Yale Univ and elsewhere USA 1958-59, literary ed Sunday Telegraph 1960-70; Financial Times: arts and literary ed 1970-72, literary ed 1972-89, chief book critic 1989-94; theatre articles London Magazine; numerous broadcasts on Radio 3 and 4, author of features and radio plays, regular appearances on Critics Forum; Br Cncl lectr France & India; treas Royal Lit Fund 1982-98, memb Soc of Authors (tstee pension fund); tstee London Library 2004-06; FRSA 1990, FRSL 2009
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