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  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    MARTIN FREEMAN is one of Britain?s best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos – such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse – he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in The Office. Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie... more...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...

  • The Clint Eastwood Westernsby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    James L. Neibaur is a film historian and former educator who has written hundreds of articles. He is the author of several books on film, including The Fall of Buster Keaton (2010 ) , Early Charlie Chaplin (2012), The Elvis Movies (2014), and James Cagney Films of the 1930s (2014) and coauthor with Terri Niemi of Buster Keaton?s... more...

  • Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckettby Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...

  • Memoirs of A Professional Cadby George Sanders; Ulla Watson

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    What might we dare to expect from an actor?s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood?s golden age. But the greatest... more...

  • The Poitier Effectby Sharon Willis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and moral authority. Here was the picture-perfect black man, helping German nuns build a chapel in The Lilies of the Field and overcoming the prejudices of... more...

  • Drama and Educationby Manon van de Water; Mary McAvoy; Kristin Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95

    Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that embodied learning is natural and essential, and that contextual... more...

  • The Peter Lawford Storyby Patricia Lawford Stewart; Ted Schwarz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our... more...

  • Beautiful Chaosby Carey Perloff

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 17.95

    Perloff's memoir of her career in the theater offers a provocative, passionate and deeply personal view of its role today. more...

  • James Masonby Diana DeRosso

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 2.90

    The author's half sister Pamela was James Mason's first wife and Diana de Rosso enjoyed a close friendship with the actor throughout his life. Drawing on her own experience and interviews with those who knew him, including Alec Guinness, Margaret Lockwood, Deborah Kerr and many other actors, directors and writers, Diana de Rosso lets us into the real... more...