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I read this novel years ago and had almost forgotten about it.
This wonderful novel was published in 1937, when W. Somerset Maugham was already an extremely successful writer – both as a novelist and in the theatre.
At the same time, Maugham shows how expectations that they should lead a Bohemian life can affect even the most responsible and faithful actors.
What an excellent read and what a well-done protagonist. I was completely taken by the writing in this novel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by newriverreader
My first time reading a story by Maugham. I really enjoyed the story and it was very well written. I would recommend this book to my friends.Published 6 months ago by Stephen A Garcia
This wonderful novel was published in 1937, when W. Somerset Maugham was already an extremely successful writer – both as a novelist and in the theatre. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S Riaz
I continue to be amazed by Somerset Maugham's art as a writer. Why has he been forgotten? Beats me. RussellPublished 13 months ago by Russell Traughber
While I don't love this novel as much as "The Razor's Edge" and "Cakes and Ale" and "The Moon and Sixpence," it is a fun and lively novel in its own right. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Early Music Fan
Maugham is the true classic who knows how to write life. I won't retell what happened in the book because it's a pretty well-known novel, but I was surprised to discover how young... Read morePublished 14 months ago by I P
I have yet to be disappointed with any Maugham novel. Theatre tells the story of an accomplished stage actress who can not or will not turn off the acting when she's off stage. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Fred M. Jeffers
The funniest book by Mr. MAUGHAM Very different book by the author. He has everything from back-stage antics to young admiration for an older actress (sexy to say the least). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tina the hopeful artist
I was inspired to read it again by the movie Being Julia. I have seen the previous movie (Made in the 60th) and read the book in Hungarian. Read morePublished 22 months ago by George T. Somogyi