Ed Wilson has educated more people about the theatre than Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Uta Hagen combined. Through his books, lectures, and reviews, Wilson has enthused generations into the limelight and enlightened the mysterious darkness that surrounds the stage. Now comes afoot Wilson's own drama, the picaresque memoirs of a young man who charms the fates and doubles down on every break to become one of America's leading men behind the scenes. Reading MAGIC TIME is like joining a grand weekend house party where one's fellow guests amuse themselves writing, directing, producing and reviewing a great Broadway play. – Glenn Young: Word Doctor, and Founder of Applause Books
In ‘Magic Time’, Edwin Wilson chronicles the joys of a life well-lived in the theater. By turns captivating and informative, this compelling memoir demonstrates why Wilson remains in my experience the most inspiring playwriting teacher I had the good fortune to encounter. – John Guare, author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Landscape of the Body; Theatre Hall of Fame
“I have had many memorable nights, together with Ed Wilson. Congratulations on that ‘Magic Time.’ And thanks for the memories , all in one book! ” -- Pia Lindstrom, Emmy winning TV critic
A wonderfully engaging journey through the glory days of the theatre by someone who saw it all. Ed Wilson has carved out a unique path as memorialist of the art he loved. – Molly Haskell, Film critic, author of From Reverence to Rape, Gone with the Wind Revisited, My Brother My Sister.
Grab a front row ticket to Wilson’s engaging, colorful career in the theater-- as a noted director, revered teacher, distinguished playwright and esteemed critic. Go backstage and savor a rare glimpse into the glamour and glitz of many of Broadway’s legendary stars and playwrights. Raise the curtain and let the show begin… It’s magic time, indeed! --Adam Van Doren, artist, writer, author of An Artist in Venice, Homes of American Presidents.