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Hugely influential British drama critic and diarist.
After working in his father's linen drapery business until his late twenties he found his way into journalism, being on the staff of The Manchester Guardian (1907–14); drama critic for The Saturday Review (1921–23), and The Sunday Times (1923–47), and holding the same post for the BBC (1925–32).
Agate's diaries and letters, published in a series of nine
volumes under the title of Ego, are a record of the British theatre of
his era and also of his non-theatrical interests, including sports, social
gossip and his private preoccupations with his health and precarious finances.
In addition to drama criticism he wrote about the cinema and English literature
for London newspapers, and published three novels and regularly brought out
collections of his theatre essays and reviews.
This is a very fine signature in blue fountain pen ink on a 5.5" x 3.5" vintage album page. In excellent condition.