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- Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 18.03
Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed biographer Ed Sikov has spoken to many who knew and worked with Sellers,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00
This 2004 Companion examines the world of the Victorian theatre: the audiences, playwrights, actors, and music. more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 18.99
Sir Bruce Forsyth, know more affectionately as Brucie, is one of Britain's best-loved stars and a true national treasure. From hosting game shows, such as The Price is Right and You Bet!, to presenting talent competitions and variety shows, he has lit up television screens for decades, attracted record-breaking audiences and captured the heart of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Peter Brook is known internationally as a theatre visionary, and a daring experimenter on the cutting-edge of performance and production. This book concentrates on Brook's early years, and his innovative achievements in opera, television, film, and the theatre. His productions are viewed separately, in chronological order, suggesting Brook's developing... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57
Known ? and loved ? for his many TV appearances in Brass and as the embodiment of Edward VII, Thomas Beecham and Winston Churchill, Timothy West has led a charmed life as an actor, moving effortlessly between TV and stage, film and radio recordings. With his wife, Prunella Scales, and his son, Samuel, he and his family have been responsible for... more...
- John Blake 2006; US$ 10.99
After making his name as Doyle in The Professionals in the 1970s, Martin Shaw's career has gone from strength to strength. Now the star of the BBC hit drama Judge John Deed , Martin is also currently treading the boards on the London stage in A Man for All Seasons . One of Britain's most popular and versatile actors, Martin has played more than 100 television... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65
Spike Milligan was one of the most gifted and creative individuals of our time, and is remembered as a true comic genius. However, many people are unaware that he battled throughout his adult life against anxiety and depression, neither of which he was able to conquer. He allowed his biographer and close friend, Pauline Scudamore, complete and unfettered... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99
Tales of the Tricycle Theatre provides an inside look at the history of the north London theatre which has achieved renown with its staging of black, Irish, verbatim and political drama. Drawing extensively on archival research and interviews with actors, playwrights, directors, designers and board members, the book documents and celebrates the work... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95
Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women... more...
- Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00
Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britains regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britains... more...