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  • Irene Dunneby Wes D. Gehring

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    This is the first full-length biography of Irene Dunne, one of the most versatile actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1985, Dunne's acting highlights include five Best Actress Oscar nominations, occurring in almost as many different genres: the Western Cimarron (1931), two screwball comedies: Theodora... more...

  • Eleanor Parkerby Doug McClelland

    Scarecrow Press 1989; US$ 49.99

    This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955). Parker was a beauty as well as a versatile actress, and her achievements approach those of more publicized colleagues Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn.... more...

  • Allan, Burning: A Novelby Donald Everett Axinn

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Happily married with two beautiful children, successful architect and avid amateur aviator Allan Daniels finds his life plummeting into a nightmare when his wife suddenly announces that she wants a separation, maybe a divorce. Then, two days later, as he is piloting a seaplane from Long Island to Key West, the engine of his Cessna 185 seaplane sputters,... more...

  • Playwrights in Rehearsalby Susan Letzler Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Playwrights in Rehearsal is an inside look at the writer's role in the creative process of bringing his or her words to life on stage. Susan Letzler Cole, granted rare access to some of the major playwrights of our time, recounts her participation in rehearsal with Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, and others. more...

  • I Like You Just the Way I Amby Jenny Mollen

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries in any form Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets... more...

  • Long Form Improvisation and American Comedyby Matt Fotis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking. more...

  • Shakespeare and Feminist Performanceby Sarah Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics... more...

  • Reading the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Novelby Juliet McMaster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    McMaster's lively study looks at the various codes by which Eighteenth-century novelists made the minds of their characters legible through their bodies. She tellingly explores the discourses of medicine, physiognomy, gesture and facial expression, completely familiar to contemporary readers but not to us, in ways that enrich our reading of such classics... more...

  • The Morality of Mrs. Dulskaby Teresa Murjas

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    Gabriela Zapolska (1857-1921) was an actor, journalist and playwright. She was born during the 123 year partition of Poland by Austria, Prussia and Russia and wrote over thirty plays. The Morality of Mrs. Dulska (1906), a 'petty-bourgeois tragic-farce', is probably her best known. Mrs Dulska is a cross between Patricia Routledge¹s Hyacinth... more...

  • The Lee Strasberg Notesby Lola Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 31.95

    A great resource for students, actors and directors, The Lee Strasberg Notes is the first reproduction of his teaching. Lola Cohen, a teacher at the Strasberg Institute, compiles unpublished transcripts making his techniques accessible to the reader. more...