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Green, Julius, Curtain Up: Agatha Christie, A Life in the Theatre

From the producer of numerous Agatha Christie stage plays comes the first book to examine the world’s bestselling mystery writer’s career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday.

Agatha Christie has long been revered around the world for her mysteries and the indelible characters she created, Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. In addition to her contributions as a novelist, this gifted writer was also an acclaimed playwright. Offering a unique, in-depth look at her work for the stage, Curtain Up analyzes her plays and features excerpts from Agatha Christie’s correspondences, notebooks, and several unpublished and unperformed scripts quoted from for the first time.

Meticulously researched, peppered with groundbreaking discoveries—including a details discussion of her only play to premiere in America.

Curtain Up sheds new light on Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story.

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