If You're Into Theatre...

Me and Orson Welles - Robert Kaplow

'Me and Orson Welles' is one of those books that starts off a bit strange but by the end I was really enjoying it.

My main issue was the thrown-in quotes from various plays that seemed to create a dis-jointedness when reading. I would start to wonder what the point was, but by the end, I realised that this is a book about theatre, the people in it and the stress related to putting on a show. It is a book about egos and trying to fit in in a place where everyone is trying to be someone. It also gives you a backstage glimpse of what can go on behind the curtain.

'Me and Orson Welles' frustrated and delighted me. I'd be interested to see the movie to get a glimpse of what the final performance was like.