Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

From this, Keith Waterhouse has brilliantly constructed a play (the title being the euphemism used by the Spectator when Bernard is incapable of writing his column) which is set in the saloon bar of Bernard's favourite Soho pub, the Coach ...

Author: Keith Waterhouse

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041131173

Category: Drama

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Gambler, journalist, fervent alcoholic and four-times married Jeffrey Bernard writes the "Low Life" column for the Spectator magazine chronicling Soho life as well as offering a very personal philosophy on vodka, women and race-courses. From this, Keith Waterhouse has brilliantly constructed a play (the title being the euphemism used by the Spectator when Bernard is incapable of writing his column) which is set in the saloon bar of Bernard's favourite Soho pub, the Coach and Horses. Having passed out in the lavatory, Bernard awakes in the early hours of the morning to find himself alone and in the dark. Unable to contact the landlord, he is resigned to spending the rest of the night with a bottle of vodka and an endless chain of cigarettes, narrating a story of hilarious anecdotes and witty reminiscences which are enacted by two actors and two actresses who bring to life the various characters who populate Jeff 's world. Starring Peter O'Toole, later succeeded by Tom Conti then James Bolam, the play enjoyed a hugely successful run at the Apollo Theatre, London.
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Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

Author: Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road

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Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

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Reach for the Ground

Reach for the Ground

An irresistible collection of the best of Jeffrey Bernard’s celebrated Low Life contributions to the Spectator.

Author: Jeffrey Bernard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 0715631500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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An irresistible collection of the best of Jeffrey Bernard’s celebrated Low Life contributions to the Spectator. The column was once described as ‘a suicide note in weekly instalments’ and became a national institution whose passing was noted with great sorrow. Peter O’Toole’s affectionate introduction recalls a forty-year-old friendship, and three sparkling autobiographical essays encapsulate the defining experiences of Bernard’s life.
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Low Life Irreverent Reflections from the Bottom of a Glass

Low Life   Irreverent Reflections from the Bottom of a Glass

Previously published in two volumes entitled Low Life: A Kind of Autobiography and Reach for the Ground, these books are now available in a single volume containing all his derisive reflections on life.

Author: Jeffrey Bernard

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715653593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Described as the Tony Hancock of journalism, for forty years Bernard wrote only about himself and the failures of his life – with women, drink, doctors, horses – which have become legendary. Low Life is an irresistible collection of the best of Bernard's celebrated autobiographical contributions to The Spectator, once described as 'a suicide note in weekly instalments'. Previously published in two volumes entitled Low Life: A Kind of Autobiography and Reach for the Ground, these books are now available in a single volume containing all his derisive reflections on life. Antiauthoritarian, grumpy, charming, politically incorrect, funny, drunk and always mischievous, Bernard could usually be found at the Coach and Horses pub on London’s Greek street, a lit cigarette in his mouth and a drink in hand. He was joined by famous friends including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Graham Green, Peter O’Toole, Ian Fleming and many others and their conversations – as well as with whomever was tending bar at the time – served as the basis for his writing. There were in fact times when he was too drunk to write, hence the famous "unwell" notice that went next to the large, hastily-sketched cartoon that filled its space in the magazine.
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Life After Death

Life After Death

Jeffrey Bernard pursued such an unusual existence , however , that his self -
written ' appreciation was published by one of ... him from submitting his regular
Spectator column , the magazine would have to declare “ Jeffrey Bernard is
unwell .

Author: Nigel Starck

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522852564

Category: Celebrities

Page: 256

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The obituary pages of our quality newspapers have been described as 'oases of calm in a world gone mad', 'a lovely part of the paper to linger in', and 'writing that matters'. Entertaining, inspiring and informative, they serve as a legitimate instrument of history, and have enjoyed an extraordinary revival in popularity over the past twenty years. Life After Death investigates-and celebrates-the development of the obituary form in the British, American, and Australian press. Author Nigel Starck tracks down the earliest exercise in obituary publication (in 1622), then traces the evolution of the form over four centuries, from times when the obituary was the reserve of royalty and privilege to its contemporary egalitarian mode. Along the way Dr Starck delves into a multitude of lives, from the heroic to the comic, the saintly to the downright villainous, the exemplary to the eccentric. Meet, in the posthumous cast list, Major Digby Tatham-Warter, of Britain's Parachute Regiment, who carried an umbrella into battle just in case it rained; the absent-minded Australian barrister Pat Lanigan, who drove from Canberra to Sydney and then flew back, leaving his car behind; and the eccentric American publisher Eddie Clontz, whose newspaper reported (exclusively, of course) that 'tiny terrorists' were disguising themselves as garden gnomes. Life After Death also incorporates a connoisseur's collection of ten obituaries reprinted in full: the subjects include Helen Keller, Diana Mosley, Quentin Crisp, George Wallace, and Rosa Parks. Without doubt, Life After Death is a book that will outlive its author-as an enduring celebration of journalism's dying art. 'Canon Smith expired after suffering an unfortunate disagreement with his bishop.'-The Sydney Morning Herald, 1882 'Minnesota Fats died at his home in Nashville. He was eighty-two, or perhaps ninety-five.'-The New York Times, 1996
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Peter O Toole

Peter O Toole

Directed by Val May Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London 1987 Pygmalion by
George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Val May The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
1989 Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell by Keith Waterhouse. Directed by Ned Sherrin
Apollo ...

Author: Robert Sellers

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780283072161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Peter O'Toole was supremely talented, a unique leading man and one of the most charismatic and unpredictable actors of his generation. Described by Richard Burton as 'the most original actor to come out of Britain since the war', O'Toole regularly seemed to veer towards self-destruction. With the help of exclusive interviews with colleagues and close friends, Peter O'Toole: The Definitive Biography paints the first complete picture of this much loved man and reveals what drove him to extremes, why he drank to excess and hated authority. But it also describes a man who was fiercely intelligent, with a great sense of humour and huge energy. Always insightful, at times funny, at times deeply moving, this is a fitting tribute to an iconic actor who made a monumental contribution to theatre and cinema.
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Keith Waterhouse Collected Plays

Keith Waterhouse  Collected Plays

... Billy Liar, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and Good Grief by amateur companies
should be made before commencement of rehearsal to Samuel French Ltd., 52
Fitzroy St., London W1T 5JR (email: ...

Author: Keith Waterhouse

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849432573

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Keith Waterhouse is one of Britain’s most popular writers in nearly every field. This collection brings together for the first time his most celebrated plays from a career spanning more than forty years. Our Song is a warm, tender, romantic drama, infused with moments of great humour. Pulling himself out of the rut of his middle-aged executive lifestyle, Roger Piper stumbles into a sixteen-month tempestuous affair. Billy Liar tells the story of a funeral parlour worker with a humdrum life, who spends most of his time dreaming of ways to escape his drab existence in Yorkshire. Adapted from his celebrated novel. Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell Gambler, journalist, fervent alcoholic, four-times married Jeffrey Bernard writes the‘Low Life’ column for the Spectator magazine. Locked in The Coach and Horses in Soho overnight, he has time to reflect on a dissolute life. Good Grief is a sensitive, wryly humorous study of a middle-aged widow, coming to terms with bereavement, who finds the courage to break with the past. Mr and Mrs Nobody is an adaptation of George and Weedon Grossmith’s comic novel The Diary Of A Nobody and Mrs Pooter’s Diary. A respectable Victorian clerk has lofty social aspirations.
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Eccentric London

Eccentric London

Jeffrey Bernard also used the Coach , as it was known , as an office whence he
produced the celebrated Spectator column , Low Life ( or rather didn ' t when he
was too drunk , in which case the unwell line would go in the magazine ) .

Author: Benedict Le Vay

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841621935

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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England's capital is a unique yet seriously strange and secret city. Benedict le Vay reveals London's most bizarre and macabre secrets with his novel approach, which doubles both as a thematic guide to the hidden attractions of the streets of London and a compelling insight into the citizens and culture of this historic city. Features include: *Eccentric Londoners *Eccentric shopping, pastimes and careers *Eccentric homes, gardens, and buildings
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The Kaleidoscope British Christmas Television Guide 1937 2013

The Kaleidoscope British Christmas Television Guide 1937 2013

JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL An Independent Image production for BBC 2.
Transmission details are for BBC 2. Duration: 123 minutes. Based on the life and
writings of the late Jeffrey Bernard, a womaniser, heavy drinker and Soho ...

Author: Chris Perry

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781900203609

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

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A Guide to British television programmes shown at Christmas time, throughout the years.
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

His later years were distinguished by his haunting gauntness, his record of seven
unrewarded Oscar nominations, his autobiography—beginning with Loitering
with Intent (1992)—his stage success in Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, his ragbag of ...

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101874707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1168

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For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”
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London Theatre Record

London Theatre Record

90 Christopher Edwards on JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL 本本本本本本主
本本本本本事本本本本本本本本本本本 Over at the Apollo Jeffrey Bernard is
Unwell continues to pack the house even after the departure of Peter O ' Toole .

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ISBN: UOM:39015052565945

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Low Life

Low Life

Previously published in two volumes entitled Low Life: A Kind of Autobiography and Reach for the Ground, these books are now available in a single volume containing all his derisive reflections on life.

Author: Jeffrey Bernard

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715649435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Described as the Tony Hancock of journalism, for forty years Bernard wrote only about himself and the failures of his life – with women, drink, doctors, horses – which have become legendary. Low Life is an irresistible collection of the best of Bernard's celebrated autobiographical contributions to The Spectator once described as 'a suicide note in weekly instalments'. Previously published in two volumes entitled Low Life: A Kind of Autobiography and Reach for the Ground, these books are now available in a single volume containing all his derisive reflections on life. Antiauthoritarian, grumpy, charming, politically incorrect, funny, drunk and always mischievous, Bernard could usually be found at the Coach and Horses pub on London’s Greek street, a lit cigarette in his mouth and a drink in hand. He was joined by famous friends including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Graham Green, Peter O’Toole, Ian Fleming and many others and their conversations – as well as with whomever was tending bar at the time – served as the basis for his writing. There were in fact times when he was too drunk to write, hence the famous "unwell" notice that went next to the large, hastily-sketched cartoon that filled its space in the magazine.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Diaries 1969 1979 The Python Years

Diaries 1969 1979  The Python Years

Now a celebrated caterer and food writer. 3 Daily Mirror columnist, novelist and
playwright – Billy Liar, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell. 4 67 per cent said yes. Of the
administrative regions, the only rejections were in Shetland and the Western Isles
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Author: Michael Palin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429918336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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The amazingly insightful, funny and brilliant record of Michael Palin's prime years as a member of the famed comedic group, Monty Python. Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s. This volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys---Jones and Gilliam---and Eric Idle came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story. Here is his growing family, his home in a north London Victorian terrace, which grows as he buys the house next door and then a second at the bottom of the garden; here, too, is his solo effort---as an actor, in Three Men in a Boat, his writing endeavours (often in partnership with Terry Jones) that produces Ripping Yarns and even a pantomime. Meanwhile Monty Python refuses to go away: the hugely successful movies that follow the TV (his account of the making of both The Holy Grail and the Life of Brian movies are page-turners), the at times extraordinary goings-on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team, the fight to prevent an American TV network from bleeping out the best jokes on U.S. transmission, and much more---all this makes for funny and riveting reading. The birth and childhood of his three children, his father's growing disability, learning to cope as a young man with celebrity, his friendship with George Harrison, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these diaries. A perceptive and funny chronicle, the diaries are a rich portrait of a fascinating period. "A wealth of fascinating stuff about Monty Python." ---The Independent (UK)
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Theatre Record

Theatre Record

... The 1016 Iron Pea 1177 Island , The 516 It ' s Only Make Believe 1475 Jane
Eyre 570 , 728 Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell 736 , 874 Jeffrey Dahmer Is Unwell 129
Jeremy Lion : For Your Entertainment 1225 Journey To The River Sea 136 , 1523
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123018116

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Plays and Players

Plays and Players

SOUTHEND ON SEA : PALACE THEATRE CENTRE JEFFREY BERNARD IS
UNWELL FROM 5TH OCTOBER - 21ST OCTOBER Written by Keith Waterhouse
, this comedy is based on the life and writings of the notorious journalist Jeffrey ...

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ISBN: IND:30000046658484

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Brit Cult

Brit Cult

Jeffrey Bernard Britain is unwell ' I was a prince when I first came to Soho aged
15 , got kissed and was turned into a toad . It takes all my muscle to refrain from
croaking now . But if you think it is a wonderful life propping up bars surrounded
by ...

Author: Andrew Calcutt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UVA:X004661810

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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From Acid Jazz to Peter Sellers, a quick-take who's who of British pop culture From the Swinging 60s and the mods, from the seventies and the punks to Generation E, Britpop and Cool Britain--the past 50 years have seen a steady stream of world-sweeping movements, trends, and styles come out of the British Isles. In this hip, fast-paced look at who's who and what's what of British popular culture, cultist Andrew Calcutt explores more than 200 key people, products, and phenomena in British popular culture. Calcutt deftly deconstructs hundreds of Brit Cult icons--such as Monty Python, J. G. Ballard, Nick Hornby, Martin Amis, Doc Martens, E-Type Jaguars, glam, and goth, Malcolm McClaren, Blur, Oasis, The Kinks, The Who, and the Stones--and identifies who or what they are, what they represent to us, and what they have, in turn, inspired. Each entry is a brief, stand-alone essay providing biographical details, analysis, observation, and opinion; but, taken together, the essays add up to a revealing portrait of the good (The Beatles), the bad (racist skinheads) and the ugly (football hooligans) of British pop culture in all its many facets.
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