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- Continuum International Publishing 2003; US$ 170.00
British Theatre in the Great War deals with a theatrical phase customarily dismissed by those charting twentieth-century developments. What becomes clear is that assessment by unsuitable literary criteria has masked the importance of the war years in Brit more...
- Picador 2007; US$ 18.99
A new edition of the classic book for actors starting their careers, with new material Few actors have ever been more eloquent, more honest, or more entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow, one of the finest actors of his time and increasingly one of the most admired writers about the theater. Beginning with the letter... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 10.67
Norman Wisdom's early years could easily have come straight from the pages of a Dickens novel. Left by their frightened mother, ill-treated by a brutal father, Norman and his brother were forced to fend for themselves, sleeping rough in London and stealing food to survive. This is a rags to riches tale of the man Charlie Chaplin said would take his... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 6.78
There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled.... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82
From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 16.98
Matt Smith was an aspiring youth footballer before a back injury in 2003 forced him to reconsider and he left his hometown of Northampton to study drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. He turned professional in his third year as the result of an outstanding performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95
This innovative work begins to fill a large gap in theatre studies: the lack of any comprehensive study of nineteenth-century British theatre audiences. In an attempt to bring some order to the enormous amount of available primary material, Jim Davis and Victor Emeljanow focus on London from 1840, immediately prior to the deregulation of that... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 32.50
In the London summer of 1894, members of the National Vigilance Society, led by the well-known social reformer Laura Ormiston Chant, confronted the Empire Theatre of Varieties, Leicester Square, and its brilliant manager George Edwardes as he applied for a routine license renewal. On grounds that the Empire?s promenade was the nightly resort of prostitutes,... more...
- John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99
Celebrity couple Katie Price and Peter Andre have separated after three-and-a-half years of marriage, and the tabloid fight has been escalating. With their camps trading accusations and underhanded comments on a daily basis, and Katie already in a relationship with cage fighter Alex Reid, Peter has broken his silence on their split and things have... more...
- John Blake 2008; US$ 11.99
Lorraine Kelly is Britain's undisputed queen of breakfast television. Her genuine warmth, enthusiasm, and energy have made her the most-loved broadcaster in Britain. But there is far more to Lorraine than glossy television shows. Born in a one-bedroom flat in Glasgow's notorious Gorbals district, she became a journalist the hard way. She spent years... more...