[BOOKS] ✯ What Bloody Man Is That? ✹ Simon Brett – Ormskirkremovals.co.uk


What Bloody Man Is That? In What Bloody Man Is That , Charles Paris Is On His Way Up Again, Career Wise No Longer Resting And No Longer Just A Corpse In A Cupboard, He Blossoms In The Play Dreaded By Superstitious Theatre Folk, Who Will Not Even Speak Its Name The Scottish Play Macbeth It S Only In The Provincial Rep, But You Have To Start Or Re Start Somewhere And His Agent Has Promised That Though What S Offered Is Not Much Of A Part, Other Good Parts Are In The Offing By Which Perhaps Is Not Meant Precisely What Happens That Charles Finds Himself Doubling Almost Every Role In The Play That Isn T Held By The Three Principals And As For The Principals, They Could Hardly Be Ill Sorted Macbeth Is Played By George Birkitt, The TV Game Show Personality Lady Macbeth Comes Straight From Stratford An Intense Young Woman With Method In Her Madness And Duncan Is That Notorious Old Ham, Warnock Belvedere, Who Feels That He S In The Tradition Of Great Actor Managers.With Such A Cast, Sparks Are Bound To Fly It S Not Long Before Death Strikes In The Night And Charles Paris Takes On The Role Of Private Eye


10 thoughts on “What Bloody Man Is That?

  1. says:

    I would have givenstars if a horrible joke about rape was not countenanced as acceptable within the text The depiction of the theatre is so accurate, even based on my limited experience high school musical theatre, with me playing 3 parts, altering costumes, doing the choreography, setting the stage, greeting the guests, serving the food, cleaning up, and finally getting to eat and fall over at the end of it all after the tables were all put away of course I really enjoyed the book I would have givenstars if a horrible joke about rape was not countenanced as acceptable within the text The de...


  2. says:

    More interesting as a back stage look at a production of Macbeth than as a mystery novel, but the characters are fun A good beach read.


  3. says:

    Simon Brett s Charles Paris series is so much fun I have a background in theater, so, when Charles describes the read through, the rehearsals, the petty and the large egos, the stage fright, the predictable behaviors, the jokes played on each other, the mistakes, and all the other crazy things that tend to happen when people are staging a production, I recognize all of it with great enjoyment From page one of his books, I m already deciding who will I hope become the victim there are alwa Simon Brett s Charles Paris series is so much fun I have a background in theater, so, when Charles describes the read through, the rehearsals, the petty and the large egos, the stage fright, the predictable behaviors, the jokes played on each other, the mistakes, and a...


  4. says:

    I think I am done with Brett s Charles Paris As a main character, Paris ranks up there in terms of purposelessness and amoral behavior His personal life is depressing at best The insights into the world of acting are interesting but I have tired of his sad domestic state.


  5. says:

    Charles Paris is cast in The Scottish Play as thespians call Shakespeare s MACBETH In fact, he is cast five fold, since he is doubling in five different small parts Then the company s rather disagreeable Duncan is found dead in a locked theatre mystery Locked with Charles Paris in it, too Can he solve the mystery before the police take him in for some questions he can t really answer easily or well Spoilers BelowCharles Paris, after being trapped passed out drunk in a locked theatre Charles Paris is...


  6. says:

    I would very much like to love Simon Brett s theatrical whodunits I am not a reader of mysteries, but I like the idea of them in principle, and I love novels of theatre life Brett s books, with their amusing portrayal of an alcoholic jobbing actor and amateur detective, set in the lovingly and cynically detailed lower reaches of the English theatrical world, seem immensely appealing in prospect Every time I see one I am tempted to pick it up and read it, hoping that it might be better than I I would very much like to love Simon Brett s theatrical whodunits I am not a reader of mysteries, but I like the idea of them in principle, and I love novels of theatre life Brett s books, with their amusing portrayal of an alcoholic jobbing actor and amateur detective, set in the lovingly and cynically detailed lower reaches of the English theatrical world, seem immensely appealing in prospect Every time I see one I am tempted to pick it up and read it, hoping that it might be better than I remember Unfortunately...


  7. says:

    Superb installment in the Charles Paris seriesCharles is rehearsing a production of Macbeth, taking many roles, when Duncan is found dead in the bar cellar Accident or Murder Charles investigatesThe mystery is superb, clues and red herrings all in the right places The denoument is well crafte...


  8. says:

    Series character, Charles Paris, a hard up, but likable, alcoholic actor, accepts a part turning into umpteen parts in a small production of Hamlet I could see Hugh Grant playing Paris Of course, murder happens, this time to one of th...


  9. says:

    Another entry in the Charles Paris series of mysteries This one sees the often out of work actor treading the boards in a regional theater run of Macbeth in which Paris ends up playing a slew of roles The mystery itself is fairly straightforward and occurs fa...


  10. says:

    I like these books for the clear portrayal of Charles Paris as a schmuck Often a likable schmuck but always weak This book includes a weekend bender which led to a Monday morning rehearsal with vicious hangover This was followed by ha...


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