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Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep

Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep (Hardback)

By Carlson, Erin

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Meryl Streep is the most celebrated actress of our time. She's a chameleon who disappears fully into each character she plays. She never tackles the same role twice. Instead, she leverages her rarified platform to channel a range of tough, complicated women--Margaret Thatcher, Ka...ren Silkwood, the Anna Wintour avatar Miranda Priestly--rather than limit herself to marginal roles for which other actresses must settle: Supportive Wife. Supportive Mother. Supportive Yet Utterly Disposable Love Interest to the Leading Man. Streep will have none of that. The once-awkward, frizzy-haired suburban teen blossomed into a rising ing nue who quickly made a name on stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama, where she pursued prestigious theater degrees. She came of age during the women's movement of the Sixties and Seventies, and has worn her activism on her sleeve even when it was unfashionable. When she reached 40, the age when many leading ladies in Hollywood fully transition to those supportive roles, Streep plunged forward, taking her pick of parts that interested her and winning a pile of awards along the way. She's broken records with 16 Oscar nominations, winning Best Actress twice for Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady and Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer. Meanwhile, she remained an unlikely box-office draw, her clout even managing to grow with age: The Devil Wears Prada, starring Streep as a brilliant and sadistic magazine editrix, scored $125 million worldwide. Her next film, Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda, is poised for bigger success. Queen Meryl will pay tribute to the fearless icon, documenting all of her accents, Oscars, highs, lows, friendships, and feuds. It will also explore her off-brand forays into action-adventure (The River Wild) and musicals (Mamma Mia!), and how she managed to do a lot with a little, and sneak her feminism into each character. In the spirit of Notorious RBG and The Tao of Bill Murray, two bestsellers as nontraditional as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Bill Murray, Queen Meryl will transmit joy in homage to its allegedly serious subject.
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ISBN 9780316485272
Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
Publisher Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780316485272
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Hachette Books
Released 26 Nov 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Carlson, Erin
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 791.43028092
Weight 540g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Motion picture actors and actresses - Biography - United States
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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