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  • 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$ 7.28

    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...

  • Spikeby Pauline Scudamore

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    Spike Milligan was one of the most gifted and creative individuals of our time, and is 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. He allowed his biographer and close friend, Pauline Scudamore, complete and unfettered... more...

  • Getting Directionsby Russ Hope; Dominic Cooke

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    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; Julian Curry

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 3.65

    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...

  • Medieval English Dramaby Katie Normington

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Medieval English Drama provides a fresh introduction to the dramatic and festive practices of England in the late Middle Ages. The book places particular emphasis on the importance of the performance contexts of these events, bringing to life a period before permanent theatre buildings when performances took place in a wide variety of locations and... more...

  • Vivien Leighby Anne Edwards

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind . But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh?a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence... more...

  • John Lowin and the English Theatre, 1603?1647by Ms Barbara Wooding; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Even for scholars who have devoted their careers to the early modern theatre, the name John Lowin may not instantly evoke recognition-until now, the actor's life and contribution to the theatre of the period has never been the subject of a full-length publication. In this study, Barbara Wooding provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times... more...

  • The Divine Comicby Carlo Celli

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Introduces Benigni's performances in film, stage, and television, little known outside of Italy, with an emphasis on the cultural and intellectual backdrops that characterize his films, including his origins among the Tuscan rhyming poets and his experiences in the Roman avant-garde theater. Benigni's statements about his experiences and apprenticeships... more...

  • The Wharncliffe Companion to Chesterby Roger Stephens

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of Chester is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the town. Essential information on the people, places and events that played key roles in the story is presented in a convenient A to Z format. Famous and notorious individuals are... more...