Books: Curtain Going Up

GEORGE (437 pp.)—Emlyn Williams—Random House ($5.95).

Autobiography is a form of exhibitionism that may be made socially acceptable by the exhibitor's eminence or celebrityhood, his talent for self-exploration or the story he has to tell. Good writing is a bonus.

On all counts, George gets high marks. Emlyn Williams' eminence is unquestioned; as a playwright, his hits have included The Corn Is Green and Night Must Fall, as an actor, he has scored international hits with his one-man performances of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas (and he will soon take over from Paul Scofield...

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