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  • Jessie Wallaceby Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    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$ 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...

  • 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... 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... more...

  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean Londonby Mark Bayer

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95

     Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose... more...