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  • Fleabag: The Original Play (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?I sit on the loo and think about all the people I can have sex with now. I?m not obsessed with sex. I just can?t stop thinking about it.? The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life. Phoebe Waller-Bridge?s debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. It premiered at the... more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK?s leading playwrights. Heart?s Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter?s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman... more...

  • Year of the Fat Knightby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 25.99

    " 'Antony Sher's insider journal is a brilliant exploded view of a great actor at work ? modest and gifted, self-centred and selfless ? a genius capable of transporting us backstage' Craig Raine, The Spectator (Books of the Year) Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account ? splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches ? of researching,... more...

  • Kitchen Sink Realismsby Dorothy Chansky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    From 1918?s Tickless Time through Waiting for Lefty , Death of a Salesman , A Streetcar Named Desire , A Raisin in the Sun , and The Prisoner of Second Avenue to 2005?s The Clean House , domestic labor has figured largely on American stages. No dramatic genre has done more than the one often dismissively dubbed ?kitchen sink realism? to both... more...

  • The Theatre of Empireby Douglas S Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on the years between 1750 and 1860, this study follows the creation and perpetuation of an imperial culture, from the London metropole to the Great Plains. more...

  • Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influenceby Katharine Cockin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In this essay collection, established experts and new researchers, reassess the performances and cultural significance of Ellen Terry, her daughter Edith Craig (1869?1947) and her son Edward Gordon Craig (1872?1966), as well as Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll and some less familiar figures. more...

  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actressby Helen Grime

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is a paradox; a famous actress whose career spanned most of the twentieth century she is now largely forgotten. Drawing on material held in Ffrangcon-Davies's personal archive, Grime argues that the representation of the actress, on and off the stage, can be read in terms of its constructions of normative female behaviours. more...

  • The Initials in The Heartby Laurence Whistler

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Laurence Whistler?s story of his five-year marriage to Jill Furse before her sudden early death has achieved a classic quality. Despite the tragedy of its ending the lasting impression is of two lives lived to the full in supreme happiness. Jill Furse was remarkable for many gifts; beauty, acting, poetry and above all gaiety and courage. This edition... more...

  • Bruce Lee: Words of the Dragonby John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    Here they are, available for the first time in one collection, Bruce Lee's conversations with the press from 1958 to 1973. Words of the Dragon is an anthology of rare newspaper and magazine interviews with Bruce Lee, many not previously published in the United States, revealing new words and explanations of Bruce about himself, his art, and philosophy.... more...

  • Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Doby Bruce Lee; John Little

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself as described in his own notes and writings. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death.... more...