Books: Lost and Found in the Stars

SHOW PEOPLE by Kenneth Tynan; Simon & Schuster; 317pages; $11.95

The age of mass entertainment is but a blip on the screen of evolution; yet the process of changing Homo erectus into Homo sedentarius is well under way. We sit; we watch; we listen. We sit, talk and read about what we have seen and heard. As a drama critic and former literary director of England's National Theater, Kenneth Peacock Tynan knows what keeps readers and audiences in their seats. He did, after all, conceive and produce Oh! Calcutta! Tynan can be glib, self-serving,...

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