Kenneth Tynan was born in Birmingham on April 2, 1927 and died on July 26, 1980.
Tynan received a degree in literature at Magdalen College, Oxford and went on to direct and produce for the theatre and television in the UK.
Tynan has been drama critic for such periodicals as the Evening Standard and the Observer. He was also the Literary Manager for the National Theatre.
A View of the English Stage contains samples of his work as a critic.
He also had a passion for bullfighting and Bull Fever displays his love for the activity..
Book Review:Kenneth Tynan - Bull FeverKenneth Tynan's two compulsions were drama and bullfighting.
In this book Tynan brings to life all the drama and the pathos of the ring.
He doesn't hold back when it comes to death, not just of the bulls but the bullfighters also.
His account of the death of Mauuel Rodriguez Manolete is harrowing and complete.
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Book Review:Kenneth Tynan - A View of the English StageKenneth Tynan is very highly regarded as a theatre critic.
This volume contains a representative selection covering his whole career as a critic.