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  • Spectacle, Rhetoric and Powerby Stijn Bussels

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 67.60

    In 1549, Prince Philip of Spain made his entry into Antwerp together with his father, Emperor Charles V. For this occasion the rich city of commerce was transformed into a large theatrical space with triumphal arches and tableaux vivants as stage settings. The citizens and the princes acted as actors in a splendid parade, a battle array of four thousand... more...

  • A Moment Towards the End of the Playby Timothy West

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    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 for... more...

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

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’, examining the ways that both directors represent Auschwitz in order to provide a new understanding of how translating trauma through the prism of performance can alter and deflect the meaning and reception of theatrical... more...

  • Resetting the Stageby Dragan Klaic

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    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... 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$ 18.94

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Old Time Varietyby Richard Baker

    Remember When 2011; US$ 8.99

    As one of the richest sources of diversion for the people of Britain between the end of the First World War and the 1960s, the variety theater emerged from the embers of music hall, a vulgar and rambunctious entertainment that had held the working classes in thrall since the 1840s. Music hall bosses decided they would do better business if a man going... more...

  • Vivien Leighby Kendra Bean; Claire Bloom

    Running Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In-depth research and new interviews are paired with rare and never-before-published photographs by Leigh?s “official? photographer Angus McBean. more...