95th out of 233 books — 22 voters
Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre
This posthumous treasury of brilliant essays shines with Davies' unmistakablewit, erudition, and magic.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Penguin Books
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Jun 28, 2011 Ellen rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: theater lovers, anyone who enjoys Davies' stories and essays.
A brilliant collection of essays and other writings, some autobiographical, by Davies on the theater and its joys. Anyone who loves the theater either as a participant or an audience member will enjoy reading this lovely book. If you are a fan of Davies' fiction and non-fiction, you'll enjoy reading his thoughts and stories about life in theater.
William Robertson Davies, CC, FRSC, FRSL (born August 28, 1913, at Thamesville, Ontario, and died December 2, 1995 at Orangeville, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is sometimes said to have detested. Davies was the founding Ma...moreMore about Robertson Davies...