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  • Margaret Rutherfordby Andy Merriman

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    Margaret Rutherford was without a doubt one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses. But behind the kindly, serene front Rutherford presented to the world lay a life of trauma and repeated nervous breakdown -- the legacy of the legacy of family tragedy that saw her father murder her grandfather during a bout of mental illness and her depressive mother... more...

  • Now This is a Very True Storyby Jimmy Jones; Garry Bushell; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.47

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase 'kin 'ell!' and established himself as an underground legend -- in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...

  • This Charming Manby Robert Fairclough

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 20.47

    The first life of the man who was Lord Peter Wimsey, Bertie Wooster and starred in I?m Alright, Jack! With the death of Ian Carmichael in 2010 one of the last links was lost with the golden age of British cinema. Carmichael starred alongside Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers in the Boulting brothers? classic satirical comedies I?m Alright, Jack! Private?s... more...

  • The House of Redgraveby Tim Adler

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 16.32

    From the landmark films of Tony Richardson to the untimely death of Natasha Richardson ? this is the saga of one of the greatest dynasties in British film and theatre. In 1928, at the end of a production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, Laurence Olivier strode to the front of the stage to hush the audience and announced, pointing at his co-star Michael... more...

  • Matt Smithby Emily Herbert

    John Blake 2012; US$ 6.99

    The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom   As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who , and the youngest actor ever to play the role, Matt Smith has taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the newcomer. It covers the early years of the aspiring youth footballer, who switched to studying... more...

  • Now This Is a Very True Storyby Garry Bushell; Jimmy Jones; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake 2010; US$ 15.99

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase "kin 'ell!" and established himself as an underground legend?in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...

  • On Theatreby Charles Dickens; Sir Richard Eyre

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Dickens? burning passion for theater has often been overlooked by fans of his novels. A keen playwright and actor, he staged performances for which he oversaw every detail, and personally adapted many of his own fictional works. As a consummate self-publicist, he also undertook numerous stage tours and public readings of his own work. For Dickens,... more...

  • Dreamwork for Actorsby Janet Sonenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances. more...

  • From Silver Screen to Spanish Stageby Stuart Nishan Green

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 150.00

    This book examines responses in print and on stage of five Spanish humorists to Hollywood cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s. After detailing their viewing habits and film-making experiences in the USA and Spain, I devise and apply a method for the analysis of the influence of screen on stage that draws on the disciplines of film and theatre studies.... more...

  • Feeling Theatreby Martin Welton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Why is it that in going to see plays we are also touched or moved by them, and is there more than metaphor involved in such claims? Considering these and other questions, this book examines a range of contemporary performance works in which performers and their audiences occupy a shared realm of feelings, in which the play is not always the thing. more...