Rosenthal Autobiography, Completed By Wife Lipman, Is Published Posthumously

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The autobiography of the late English playwright Jack Rosenthal has been published posthumously.

"By Jack Rosenthal — An Autobiography in Six Acts" was completed by Rosenthal's wife, the actress Maureen Lipman, and was published by Robson Books on April 21. He was one of Britain's most successful writers, and many of his plays were written for or adapted for television, such as "The Bar Mitzvah Boy," "The Evacuees," "The Knowledge" and "Spend, Spend, Spend." He also wrote for various TV series, including "Coronation Street" and "London's Burning."

His many stage credits included writing a musical of The Bar Mitzvah Boy with Jule Styne and Don Black, which he later described as "one of the most joyless experiences of my life," largely due to the fact that Styne bullied him. He later turned the experience into a play, Smash!.

Maureen Lipman, alongside family and friends, will pay tribute to Rosenthal and talk about the book at London's Jewish Book Week. The session, entitled "Jack The Lad: A Tribute to Jack Rosenthal," will be held on March 5 at 8:30 PM at the Royal National Hotel on Bedford Way. Lipman appeared in several of her husband's plays.

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