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  • Orson Welles, Volume 2by Simon Callow

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    The reason for the decline of Orson Welles's career is a hotly debated issue, but decline it certainly did. When Citizen Kane , his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the most audacious filmmaker alive. But instead of marking the beginning of a triumphant career in Hollywood, the film still regularly voted the greatest... more...

  • Orson Welles, Volume 1by Simon Callow

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of Citizen Kane . Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Welles biography. more...

  • My Life in Piecesby Simon Callow

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre. In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions and events which have left their indelible mark on him. The story begins with Peter Pan – his first ever visit to the theatre – before transporting... more...

  • Shooting The Actorby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    A companion volume to Being an Actor , Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centrepiece is a hilarious and sometimes... more...

  • Charles Laughtonby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    The creator of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh, Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles. This entralling biography follows him from his parents' hotel in Scarborough to his climactic assumption of the role of King Lear in Statford at the end of his life. Along the way we meet a galaxy of Hollywood greats... more...

  • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the Worldby Simon Callow

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 10.65

    An entertaining biography of Dickens by one of our finest actors more...

  • Wagnerby Simon Callow

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 18.14

    The life and legacy of one of music?s most influential figures. more...

  • Orson Welles, Volume 3by Simon Callow

    Random House 2015; US$ 36.65

    In One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic survey of Orson Welles? life and work, Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex artists of the twentieth century, looking closely at the triumphs and failures of an ambitious one-man assault on one medium after another ? theatre, radio, film, television,... more...

  • Martin Chuzzlewitby Charles Dickens; Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 6.99

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIMON CALLOW Wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit is surrounded by a host of grasping, unscrupulous relatives and suspects the family vices of selfishness and greed are already showing in his grandson. The younger Martin is therefore cast out upon the world to learn to fend for himself. Apprenticed to the oily hypocrite Peckniff,... more...

  • Out at the Moviesby Steven Paul Davies; Simon Callow

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift,... more...

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