Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
(Oberon Modern Plays)

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An adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel, brought to the stage for the first time.
 

About Graham Greene

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Hebert Read was born in 1893, the son of a Yorkshire farmer, and educated at Leeds University until his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1914. He built his reputation as an outstanding critic of the arts, for which he was knighted, and as an anarchist poet. The Green Child is his only work of fiction. He died in 1968. Clive Francis is well-known as an actor as well as a caricaturist. He has made over a hundred television appearances, while his London stage career began in 1966 with There's a Girl in My Soup. He performed in a large number of shows in London's West End, including Graham Greene's The Return of AJ Raffles, Somerset Maugham's The Circle, Simon Gray's The Rear Column, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School of Scandal, Noel Coward's Look after Lulu, Michael Frayn's Benefactors, Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw and Alan Bennett's Single Spies. He joined Alan Ayckbourn's company at London's National Theatre in 1986 and was Scrooge for two years running in the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Christmas Carol. Clive Francis has been caricaturing professionally since 1983 and has had seven solo exhibitions including three at the National Theatre. He has designed a number of posters and book covers, including two for Alec Guinness and two for John Gielgud.
 
Published August 1, 2010 by Oberon Books. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Graham Greene's new "Entertainment" offers only a questionable diversion this time, substitutes a lightminded travesty of secret service operations (the intentions are not too clearly decipherable) for the surer suspense of the earlier books in this genre.

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(If Graham didn't enjoy an outing, one was made to feel it and to feel in some way culpable.)'' .

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Clive Francis's adaptation of Graham Greene's classic comedy spy story has done the rounds, but it now gets terrific casting in this revival that stars Philip Franks and Simon Shepherd.

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Le Carré's equivalents of Jim Wormold, the vacuum-cleaner salesman, and Hawthorne, the very establishment MI6 agent (the characters played by Alec Guinness and Noël Coward in Our Man in Havana) are Harry Pendel (so well played by Geoffrey Rush), the Panama City bespoke tailor, and Andy Osnard ...

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Graham Greene loved Havana almost as much as he hated Nottingham.

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Our Man in Havana by Graham Green Find this on the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop I'd forgotten that Greene could be so funny, but maybe it's just t...

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the ones he called novels often had scenes of such riotous misunderstanding and knockabout poignancy that professors would refuse to take them seriously.” At times, though, Iyer can skirt dangerously close to the woolly: “All Greene’s books are, deep down, about the shaking of the heart and not t...

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