Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works: Theatre, Opera, Film, by Caterina Napoleone
Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director, was renowned for his extravagantly romantic opera productions, popular film versions of Shakespeare and supercharged social life
This is the ultimate book on his extraordinary life and work, produced with the full cooperation of the director and his family. Complete with a DVD, the book has insights by the writers Matthew Gurewitsch, Masolino dAmico and Giovanni Gavazzeni, the noted film critic Tullio Kezich and the renowned screenwriter Suso Cecchi dAmico.
The photographs trace the arc of Zeffirelli's career in abundant detail, from the spectacular opera productions of Don Giovanni and La Bohme, to such award-winning films as Jesus of Nazareth and Tea with Mussolini.
'Suitably over-the-top … You sometimes sense you are on another planet while leafing through this tome' - Financial Times