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Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles

Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles

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In these incisive, often moving portraits John Lahr charts the geography of fame with the gift of revealing both the art and the artist, uncovering how life and work intersect.

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John Lahr is the senior drama critic of The New Yorker , where he has written about theatre and popular culture since 1992. Among his eighteen books are Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr and Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton , which was made into a film.

He has twice won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. Lahr, whose stage adaptations have been performed around the world, received a Tony Award for co-writing E