Literature: JOHN UPDIKE Lyttelton Theatre, London
Glover, Michael, The Independent (London, England)
In the audience: a preponderance of fiftyish males wearing seriously casual blue shirts interrupted by powerful vertical white stripes. Not a black face among them. On the stage: an arrangement of restaurant tables with starched white linen tablecloths and a cocktail glass or two, the whole thing looking as expensively harmonious as any stage set at the National Theatre.
And then Richard Eyre scissors on, a big fan. There could scarcely be a bigger - especially when he puffs out his chest. Painfully close to idolatry, he says. And then it's Mr Updike himself - pencil-thin in a well-cut grey suit, hair thick and grey, side parted, raked into submission, with just a single …
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Publication information: Article title: Literature: JOHN UPDIKE Lyttelton Theatre, London. Contributors: Glover, Michael - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 2, 1995. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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