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  • 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$ 10.19

    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... more...

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

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • 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 Jimmy Jones; Garry Bushell; 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatreby Jeanette R. Malkin; Freddie Rokem

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    While it is common knowledge that Jews were prominent in literature, music, cinema, and science in pre-1933 Germany, the fascinating story of Jewish co-creation of modern German theatre is less often discussed. Yet for a brief time, during the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic, Jewish artists and intellectuals moved away from a segregated Jewish... more...

  • The Making of Theatrical Reputationsby Yael Zarhy-Levo

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Today?s successful plays and playwrights achieve their prominence not simply because of their intrinsic merit but because of the work of mediators, who influence the whole trajectory of a playwright?s or a theatre company?s career. Critics and academic writers are primarily considered the makers of reputations, but funding organizations and various... more...

  • French Theatre Todayby Edward Baron Turk

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 34.95

     In 2005 literary and film critic Edward Turk immersed himself in New York City?s ACT FRENCH festival, a bold effort to enhance American contact with the contemporary French stage. This dizzying crash course on numerous aspects of current French theatre paved the way for six months of theatregoing in Paris and a month?s sojourn at the 2006 Avignon... more...