'This beautifully written book by the director Michael Blakemore puts most such volumes to shame.
It is full of both sharp insights and sudden shafts of wisdom.
Often wonderfully funny, it is also touching and painfully honest.
By the time you have finished Arguments with England, the author feels like an unusually wise and sympathetic friend.' Sunday Telegraph 'Some of the most exhilarating writing about theatre ever committed to paper, a beady and original analysis of Britain (and incidentally British theatre) in the 50s and 60s, a profound account of the evolution of modern Australia, and a darkly frank one of the inner life of its author.
His arguments with England are in the end arguments with himself, but they are utterly engrossing.' Simon Callow, Guardian
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, Illustrations, ports.
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 15/09/2005
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9780571224463