All is Fortune and Other Theatre Stories

All is Fortune
And Other Theatre Stories

The Book Guild

‘Jonathan Croall, a master of research, has written extensively and illuminatingly about acting and actors. In these stories he attempts something different, a sequence of shiny, shard-like vignettes – some ironic, some poetic, some straightforwardly realistic – which reflect the life of the theatre in all its many aspects, refracting and revealing its secret world in an ever-revolving glitter-ball. Haunting.’

Simon Callow, actor and writer

This collection of short stories captures the essence of life in the theatre where, beneath the superficial glamour, there lies a world of ambition, jealousy and heartache. The stories are full of insight, humour and imagination, bringing vividly to life a host of well-drawn characters.