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  • Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghastby R. Helfer; G. Loney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Peter Brook is known internationally as a theatre visionary, and a daring experimenter on the cutting-edge of performance and production. This book concentrates on Brook's early years, and his innovative achievements in opera, television, film, and the theatre. His productions are viewed separately, in chronological order, suggesting Brook's developing... more...

  • Performance, Space, Utopiaby Silvija Jestrovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives. more...

  • A Moment Towards the End of the Play…by Timothy West

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    Known – and loved – for his many TV appearances in Brass and as the embodiment of Edward VII, Thomas Beecham and Winston Churchill, Timothy West has led a charmed life as an actor, moving effortlessly between TV and stage, film and radio recordings. With his wife, Prunella Scales, and his son, Samuel, he and his family have been responsible... more...

  • Lee Marvinby Dwayne Epstein

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.99

    The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although... more...

  • The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantorby Magda Romanska; Kathleen Cioffi

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    A historical and critical analysis of the post-traumatic theatre of Grotowski and Kantor, examining the ways they represent Auschwitz in their respective pivotal works ?Akropolis? and ?Dead Class?. more...

  • Resetting the Stageby Dragan Klaic

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00

    Commercial theatre is thriving across Europe, while public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption ? as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its continued... more...

  • Who the Hell is Alice? My Story - Alice Barryby Alice Barry

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Her face is simply unmistakable as the council house based brothel madam, Lillian, in Channel 4's long running brilliant cult drama 'Shameless,' based on a Manchester sink estate. By her own admission not exactly the Bridget Bardot of the North West, she is fiercely and unapologetically proud of her working class roots and the many obstacles she has... more...

  • Spike Milliganby Pauline Scudamore

    The History Press 2003; US$ 4.99

    The biography of Spike Milligan, one of the most gifted, creative individuals of our time, and remembered as a true comic genius. However, many people are unaware that he battled throughout his adult life against anxiety and depression, neither of which he was able to conquer. more...

  • Getting Directionsby Russ Hope

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 20.99

    The theatre rehearsal room is a sacred place. What goes on there is mysterious, alchemical and closely guarded. So how are aspiring theatre directors supposed to learn their craft? In Getting Directions , Russ Hope gives us the benefit of unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall access to eight rehearsal rooms. He has shadowed some of the UK's most exciting... more...

  • Helen Mirren on Cleopatra (Shakespeare on Stage)by Helen Mirren

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character, working through the play scene by scene, with refreshing candour and in forensic detail. The result is a masterclass on playing the role,... more...