There are no mentions of Rosebud, no allusions to the auteur’s infamous girth. The Orson Welles in Kaplow’s inventive novel is a 22-year-old genius who’s directing and starring in ”Julius Caesar” at Broadway’s Mercury Theatre. He’s also the man who changes – for better and worse – the life of 17-year-old Richard, a suburban New Jerseyite living vicariously through luminaries like Noel Coward (though Coward wouldn’t have been caught dead drinking Black Crow beer). In a too-good-to-be-true tale, Richard winds up playing Lucius to Welles’ Brutus and, in the span of 269 breezy pages, falls in love, has his heart broken, sees his showbiz dreams crushed, and – beautifully, almost imperceptibly – becomes a man. And his happy ending is only the beginning.
Me and Orson Welles There are no mentions of Rosebud, no allusions to the auteur's infamous girth. The Orson Welles in Kaplow's inventive novel is a 22-year-old genius...Me and Orson WellesFictionRobert Kaplow There are no mentions of Rosebud, no allusions to the auteur's infamous girth. The Orson Welles in Kaplow's inventive novel is a 22-year-old genius...2003-10-24
Genre: Fiction; Author: Robert Kaplow
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
- 'Outlander' boss Ronald Moore talks Geillis reveal, Claire's shocking choice
- 'Orphan Black' creators on series' sexy, surreal return
- Tatiana Maslany on 'Orphan Black' return, and 'totally changing up what people were going to expect'
- Jonathan Crombie, seen as Gilbert Blythe in 'Anne of Green Gables' films, dies at 48
- Johnny Kemp, 'Just Got Paid' singer, dies
- Star Wars Celebration: Jakku, BB-8 and other key takeaways about 'The Force Awakens'
- Two generations of heroes meet in new 'Star Wars Rebels' trailer
- 'Star Wars' fans take Anaheim: Celebration photos
- 'Orphan Black': So, you wanna date a clone?
- 'Star Wars': 15 behind-the-scenes 'Force Awakens' pics
- Dirty words on TV? 17 faves whose spew is par for the coarse
- TV Style: 3 costume pros on their '70s-'80s-'90s inspirations
- Prince Harry, Christina Aguilera, Diane Kruger & More!