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The Devil & Mr. Burton

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The Richard Burton Diaries
Edited by Chris Williams
Yale University Press, 
693 pages

The cable channel Lifetime recently aired a made-for-TV movie called Liz & Dick about the stormy marriage of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The focus of the publicity was on Lindsay Lohan, who played Taylor; the posters made no mention of her co-star, Grant Bowler, or of Burton himself, save in the film’s title. 



About the Author

Terry Teachout is COMMENTARY’s critic-at-large and the drama critic of the Wall Street JournalSatchmo at the Waldorf, his first play, runs through November 4 at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.