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  • Certain Fragmentsby Tim Etchells

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    What is the relationship between performance and play? Between performance and technology? Between performance and death? Certain Fragments is an extraordinary exploration of what lies at the heart of contemporary theatre. Written by the artistic director of Forced Entertainment, acknowledged to be Britains most brilliant experimental theatre... more...

  • Contemporary Theatres in Europeby Joe Kelleher; Nicholas Ridout

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Théatre du Soleil to Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio , the authors reconsider the possibilities of theatre practice,... more...

  • The Leper's Bellby Norman MacLean

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83

    The Billy Connolly of the G?idhealtachd' - Calum Macdonald, Runrig 'Utterly compelling' - BBC Radio Scotland 'It is a rewarding, if sometimes harrowing journey for the reader as Maclean wrestles with his demons and his identity amid "cultural schizophrenia". One is left feeling a deal of sympathy for this most talented, fascinating and charismatic... more...

  • Jessie Wallaceby Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    She's back! After several years away from our screens, Eastenders favourite Kat Moon had finally returned to Albert Square -- with her much-loved husband Alfie in tow. The nation has long been fascinated with the on/off relationship between the pair and, in this fascinating biography, the actress who brings Kat to life is uncovered.Only days after... more...

  • Ken Doddby Stephen Griffin

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    How did the feather-duster salesman from Liverpool become one of the greatest, though least-lauded, comic geniuses of his generation? This is a biography of the last of the great generation of British comedians - Ken Dodd. It contains information gathered from Dodd's friends, colleagues and fellow comedians. more...

  • Amanda Holdenby Jim Maloney

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    Amanda Holden always knew her destiny was to become a star. At the age of three she was singing, acting and directing plays for family and friends. 'I want to be a household name, like Fairy Liquid,' she told them. Ever the joker, for once Amanda wasn't kidding.From a bit-part in EastEnders she went on to star in hit TV series Cutting It and Wild At... more...

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

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Recurrence of Fateby Spencer Jay Golub

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 29.95

    How, why, and according to whose definitions and requirements does a culture self-consciously create memory and project its fate? In this remarkable book?the first in English to treat Russian history as theatre and cultural performance?Spencer Golub reveals the performative nature of Russian history in the twentieth century and the romantic imprisonment/self-imprisonment... more...

  • The Theatrical Eventby Willmar Sauter

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    The Theatrical Event  discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator?the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance?on stage or in the street, historical or contemporary?that... more...