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Simon Callow, Orson Welles's biographer, tracks his transformation from schoolboy to prodigy and explains what happened during the six months Welles spent at Dublin's Gate Theatre.

Five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of Orson Welles, the controversial Renaissance man who was an actor, film director, radio producer and theatre impresario. Essayists include film critics Peter Bradshaw and David Thomson and Sarah Churchwell.

Simon Callow, Welles's biographer, tracks the transformation from schoolboy to prodigy and unpicks what really happened during the six months Welles spent at Dublin's Gate Theatre.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

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Mon 13 Feb 2017 22:45

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