Companion book to The Last Word, the Third and Final Installment of Crisp’s Series of Autobiographies
Contains The Script of His One-Man-Show and Collected Poems
And One More Thing was written by Crisp with the help of his best friend, Phillip Ward, who tape-recorded and later transcribed Quentin’s words between 1997-1999. Ward also collated Quentin’s poetry and created a transcript of his one-man-show An Evening With Quentin Crisp, which he had by then performed for many years. Upon his death, Quentin left the rights and responsibility to publish And One More Thing to Phillip, who later enlisted Laurence Watts to help edit the resulting manuscript (the same process by which the pair co-edited Crisp’s The Last Word).
About Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp (Dec 25, 1908 – Nov 21, 1999) was an English-born writer, actor, eccentric and raconteur. He became famous from the publication of his 1968 autobiography The Naked Civil Servant, which chronicled the oppression he faced as a homosexual in England before, during and after World War II, when being gay was illegal, as well as his careers as a book designer, prostitute and artist’s model. The Naked Civil Servant later became an award-winning film starring John Hurt. Crisp performed a one-man show, An Evening With Quentin Crisp, which he toured nationally and internationally and which won an L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle award. Crisp moved to New York at the age of 72 where he wrote books on style, culture and manners, appeared in numerous films, published a second autobiography, How To Become A Virgin, and became the inspiration for Sting’s hit song, An Englishman In New York. In 1993 he became the first-ever presenter of Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message in the UK. Dinner with Crisp, whose telephone number was listed in the local telephone directory and who never turned down an invitation to dine, was often called ‘The best show in New York’. Frequently in demand from journalists as a social commentator, Crisp frequently proffered contrarian views. For additional information, please visit www.cripseranto.org