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  • Year of the Kingby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance. Antony Sher's stunning performance for the RSC as Richard III on crutches won him both the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. This book records - in the actor's own words and drawings - the making of this historic... more...

  • Mark O'Rowe Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Five plays from the sensational voice of new writing for Irish theatre. Since winning the George Devine Award for Howie the Rookie in 1999, Mark O'Rowe has electrified audiences with his distinctive dramatic style and dark, dangerous storytelling. In O'Rowe's first play, The Aspidistra Code (1995), Brendan and Sonia, head over heels in debt,... more...

  • The London Stage 1890-1959by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 199.99

    This volume combines all the individual indexes?title, genre, theatre, and general?found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering the years 1890 through 1959. more...

  • Black British Theatre Pioneersby Rodreguez King-Dorset

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    A Jamaican-born stage director, teacher and writer Yvonne Brewster stands among the most prominent British artists of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage. A member of the Order of the British Empire, she co-founded Talawa, Britain's foremost black-led theatre company, as well as The Barn, Jamaica's first professional theatre company. This volume... more...

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completedby Lynnette Porter

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.99

    Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—these would be milestones in most actors’ entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year’s additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch’s... more...

  • Stage Mothersby Laura Engel; Elaine M. McGirr; Helen E.M. Brooks; Gilli Bush-Bailey; Marilyn Francus; Judith Hawley; Jade Higa; Emrys D. Jones; Ellen Malenas Ledoux; Kathryn Lowerre; J.D. Philopsen; Laura J. Rosenthal

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women?s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This collection examines and extends recent debates in women?s history, theater history, and eighteenth-century literature and drama. more...

  • Certain Fragmentsby Tim Etchells

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...