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Questors, Jesters and Renegades Reviews

Questors, Jesters and Renegades by Michael Coveney

Questors, Jesters and Renegades

Michael Coveney

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 5 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781350128378
4 stars out of 5
Roger Lewis
5 Mar 2020

"hysterical and warm-hearted"

Overall, Coveney's book is a hysterical and warm-hearted celebration of British 'eccentricity and independence'. The amateur world, 'by definition, is where people who love theatre put on plays they love, with love'. It would also be true to say, slightly less soppily, that these are also in the main men and women who'd not quite make a living on the stage if they'd ever risk resigning from their safe day jobs. Of the two Coveney mentions who made the leap, one became Shirley Bassey's dresser and the other is currently 'cooking for an old people's home in Wales'.