¿ Public Places: My Life in the Theater, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond ¾ I ordered this because it was mentioned on the Marzipan group list and after reading the first few pages on it sounded really interesting. Phillips And Peter O Toole Were One Of The Theaters Most Fabulous Couples A Marriage Perhaps Rivaled Only By That Of Richard Burton And Elizabeth Taylor In Terms Of Glamour, Power, And Public Fascination In Her Exceptional Memoir, Phillips Reveals In Thoughtful Detail Their Tumultuous Life Together She Describes The Mad And Impulsive Times With The Infamous Hellraiser Alongside The Tempestuous, Insecure, And Often Lonely Periods In Their Marriage When OToole S Career Took Off With Lawrence Of Arabia, Sian Found Life Increasingly Difficult Download Epub Format Þ Public Places: My Life in the Theater, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond PDF by Ì Sian Phillips In Her Parallel Roles As Wife, Mother, And Actress, And Watched As Her Own Career Became Progressively Sidelined Against All Expectations, Though, Their Union Endured For Twenty Years When It Ended, Incredibly, Even To Herself, Sian Plunged Straight Into Another Marriage, To A Much Younger Man Ultimately She Emerges Alone Triumphant And Unrepentant And The Story She Recounts Here Ranks Alongside The Very Best In Show Business Phillips writes an enjoyable, anecdote filled autobiography It may have been than a little galling for her, but she has clearly taken the advice that her primary readership will be people interested in a behind the scenes look of the life of her ex husband Peter O Toole, and she has structured the book accordingly, opening with an out of sequence account of the crucial period in that marriage, when O Toole was seriously ill, and giving the lion s share of the pages and anecdotes to the 20 odd years of that marriage rather than her own life before and after. My heart aches for the picture she paints of the results of O Toole s negligence and verbal abuse upon her own self esteem However, Phillips appears also to have been blessed by many strong friendships and fairly solid family relationships expectedly fract
Movie geek that I am, I saw Lawrence Of Arabia the 1962 film on the teev when I was still in primary school and walked around in a Lawrence daze for days Gradually I caught up on various Peter O Toole films and like a handful of brilliant actors that seemed to thrive in the sixties, he had a complete disregard for authority, a bloody minded insistence on total personal freedom, and a self destructive streak ten miles wide Sian Phillips, a powerful actress in her own right, was married to him This is her autobiography and a documentation of a fascinating period in filmmaking generally It includes sharp observations not only of O Toole, but of the major players in the theatre and cinema of the fifties, sixties and se She certainly had to put up with a lot
About The Author
Jane Elizabeth Ailw n Si n Phillips, CBE, is a Welsh actress.