Young Orson

Young Orson

“A remarkable, eye-opening biography . . . McGilligan’s Orson is a Welles for a new generation, [a portrait] in tune with Patti Smith’s Just Kids.”—A. S. Hamrah, Bookforum

No American artist or entertainer has enjoyed a more dramatic rise than Orson Welles. At the age of sixteen, he charmed his way into a precocious acting debut in Dublin’s Gate Theatre. By nineteen, he had published a book on Shakespeare and toured the United States. At twenty, he directed… (more)

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Young Orson is an absorbing, captivating and scholarly biography. McGilligan captures a man who truly is an iconic figure in theater and cinema.

Now, with McGilligan’s superb biography, we have the definitive portrait of Welles in his youth.


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Publisher: Harper (November 17, 2015)

Language: English


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