Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre
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Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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.
One of the best collections of theatrical essays I've read.
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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...more
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