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Hamlet"s Dresser A Memoir

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Published by Blackstone Audiobooks .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Unabridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Theatre

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatAudio cassette
Number of Pages450
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8106172M
ISBN 100786124008
ISBN 109780786124008

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Book-of-the-Month Club Hamlet's Dresser is touching, mesmerizing, intelligent, poetic, fascinating, and beautiful -- you will love it. Chicago Tribune Smith depicts characters so vividly and orchestrates their interactions so poignantly that the memoir would work if Shakespeare were ed on: Febru Yesterday, I finished Hamlet's Dresser: A Memoir, written by Bob Smith who was a dresser/aide for Shakespearean actors including Katherine Hepburn among others. At some point, he starting reading Shakespeare to senior citizens, getting them to appreciate the beauty and complexity of Shakespeare/5.   Book-of-the-Month Club Hamlet's Dresser is touching, mesmerizing, intelligent, poetic, fascinating, and beautiful — you will love it. Chicago Tribune Smith depicts characters so vividly and orchestrates their interactions so poignantly that the memoir would work if Shakespeare were absent. His presence makes the book more moving : Scribner. Book-of-the-Month Club Hamlet's Dresser is touching, mesmerizing, intelligent, poetic, fascinating, and beautiful -- you will love it., Toronto Globe and Mail That words have a healing power may be a clich for some, but in this intimate, often wryly funny memoir, their ability to transform lives is demonstrable., Chicago TribuneSmith depicts characters so vividly and orchestrates their 5/5(3).

  Profile of and interview with Bob Smith, author of memoir Hamlet's Dresser; Smith, at 60, has moved from Brooklyn Heights to return to his hometown of . Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge and Its Transmission Through Myth (first published by Gambit, Boston, ) by Giorgio de Santillana (a professor of the history of science at MIT) and Hertha von Dechend (a scientist at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität) is a nonfiction work of history and comparative mythology, particularly the subfield of : Giorgio de Santillana, Hertha von Dechend.   [Hamlet's Dresser] by [[Bob Smith]] I listened to this on audio, read very ably by the author. This is a memoir that covers Smith's difficult childhood which was dominated by the care for his developmentally disabled sister, his salvation by Shakespearean theater, and his role in teaching Shakespeare to older adults in Senior Centers in New York City.4/5(1).   Bob Smith is a man of fewer pretensions than Gollob, and his new memoir Hamlet's Dresser shows it."I've seen my ordinary name as a promise to be unseen, unheard, unnoticed," writes Smith. "And for most of my life I've honored the contract.".

Dressers. 82, likes 13, talking about this. 80s LADS CULTURE, ONE-UPMANSHIP, FOOTBALL, FASHION & MUSICFollowers: 84K. Image Credit. Hamlet’s Dresser by Bob Smith is a highly unusual book. I enjoyed it! Bob Smith’s life was shaped by the care of his younger sister, Carolyn, born with cerebral palsy and severe mental retardation (she only mastered six words). About The Book The true story of a boy whose life was saved by literature, Hamlet's Dresser is a portrait of a person made whole by art. Bob Smith's childhood was a fragile and lonely one, spent largely caring for his handicapped sister, Carolyn. Hamlet's Dresser: A Memoir Bob Smith, Simon & Schuster pp. ISBN Summary The true story of a boy whose life was saved by literature, Hamlet's Dresser is a portrait of a person made whole by art. Bob Smith's childhood was a fragile and lonely one, spent largely caring for his handicapped sister, Carolyn.