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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00
Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know more about issues concerning the recent history of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
A result of many years of research and practice, Changing the Performance is a book about the arts and about business, and the interplay between the two. Julia Rowntree gives a fascinating account of her experiences forging the business sponsorship campaign at the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). Raising intriguing questions,... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99
On 1 June 1943 Flight 777, a Douglas DC-3, en route from Lisbon to Britain, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German aircraft. Among the dead was the actor Leslie Howard, who had returned from Hollywood to England to help the British war effort. Also on board was Howards tax adviser, Alfred Chenhalls, who smoked cigars and looked remarkably... more...
- Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 26.99
Told with great verve and colour, this is the remarkable life story of an extraordinary Australian. As a boy, Ronald Faulkner was a troubled and rebellious surfer and tearaway, giving his mother a rough time after his father died when he was just seven years old. Although he dreamed of a career in the Royal Australian Navy, fate had other ideas... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
Londons Grand Guignola macabre theatre of naturalistic horrorwas established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. Eight series of plays were staged; in total forty-three plays were produced and many others written and refused a licence. Londons Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror considers the importance... more...
- Caffeine Nights Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99
Danny Dyer is Britain?s most popular young film star. Idolized by Harold Pinter and with his films having taken nearly $50 million at theUK box office, Dyer is the most bankable star in British independent films with one in 10 of the country?s population owning one of his films on DVD. With iconic performances in such cult classicsas The Business... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 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...
- 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...