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Frederic Raphael - Last Post

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Sun 3 Mar

Frederic Raphael - Last Post

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Frederic Raphael
Chair Mark Glanville

The novelist, biographer and Oscar-winning screenwriter shares stories of Stanley Kubrick, John Schlesinger, Somerset Maugham and more with Mark Glanville.

Over 20 novels; biographies of Byron and Josephus; radio plays; translations; short stories; screenplays directed by John Schlesinger, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Mazursky…

Frederic Raphael’s trademark is versatility and it’s on show in Last Post, part-epistolary-memoir, part-prosopography.

Alongside stories of Wittgenstein, Somerset Maugham and George Steiner, the Darling Oscar-winner offers loud salutes, occasional raspberries and affectionate farewells to figures including Stanley Donen, Stanley Kubrick, Tom Maschler, Ken Tynan and his daughter Sarah. He joins singer and writer Mark Glanville in conversation.

Buy a copy of Last Post by Frederic Raphael.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval. 

About the speakers:

Frederic Raphael was born in Chicago in 1931 and educated at Charterhouse and St John’s College, Cambridge. His novels include The Glittering Prizes (1976), A Double Life (1993), Coast to Coast (1998) and Fame and Fortune (2007); he has also written short stories and biographies of Somerset Maugham and Byron. Frederic Raphael is a leading screenwriter, whose work includes the Academy Award-winning Darling (1965), Two for the Road (1967), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

After studying Classics at Oxford University and singing at the RNCM, Mark Glanville performed as Bass soloist for Opera North, Scottish Opera, Lisbon Opera, Israeli Opera, Opera Zuid, and in concert with Yehudi Menuhin, Daniele Gatti, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, David Willcocks. His Yiddish Winterreise was performed at Kennedy Center, Leeds Lieder Festival, Purcell Room and recorded for Naxos. His memoir, The Goldberg Variations, was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize for Jewish Literature.

Date:Sun 3 Mar
Start time:3.30pm (Doors: 3pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room
+ 10% booking fee.

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Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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