Penguin Putnam Michael Codron is undoubtedly the leading producer of postwar British theatre. Still active after an astonishing half-century in the industry Codron produced Broadway classics such as Noises Off and Copenhagen. Describing himself as "a man of vulgar taste with an impeccable streak," he has had many hits with lighter entertainment as well as serious plays.
Codron's résumé reads like a concise history of the post-war stage, and the book examines the sea changes in the commercial sector and the rise of the subsidized theatre, revealing, too, what it was like working with the greatest actors of our time, including Alec Guinness, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Julie Walters. The fascinating insight into the victorious ups and hair-raising downs of the theatre, Putting it On is a testament to an extraordinary career, dramatic in every sense of the word, and unlikely to be paralleled in our time.
Baker & Taylor A celebration of the award-winning postwar British theatre producer's 50-year career shares testimony about his contributions to such Broadway classics as Noises Off and Copenhagen, his witness to profound changes in subsidized theatre and his work with such stars as Alec Guinness, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.