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  • Grand Guignolby Richard J.Hand; Michael Wilson

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The first part of this book, ‘An Introduction to the Grand-Guignol’, reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts in the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance. The authors give full consideration to practical applications and to the challenges presented... more...

  • The Great Garboby Robert Payne

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    This revealing and insightful biography of screen icon Greta Garbo contains over 100 luxurious photos from her films and her life. more...

  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actressby Helen Grime

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is a paradox; a famous actress whose career spanned most of the twentieth century she is now largely forgotten. Drawing on material held in Ffrangcon-Davies's personal archive, Grime argues that the representation of the actress, on and off the stage, can be read in terms of its constructions of normative female behaviours. more...

  • Helen Mirren on Cleopatra (Shakespeare on Stage)by Helen Mirren; Julian Curry

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Henslowe's Roseby Ernest L. Rhodes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Some of the most famous plays in the English language were performed on the stage of the Rose theater, which stood on the Bankside in Elizabethan London. Henslowe's Rose is the first full-length study of this important theater. Rhodes gives as full an account as the evidence of contemporary pictures and documents permits of those Rose, the method... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of British Theatreby Darryll Grantley

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 129.99

    This book has over 1,183 entries in the dictionary section, these being mainly on playwrights and plays, but others as well including managers and critics, and also on specific theatres, legislative acts and some technical jargon. Then there are entries on the different genres, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. Inevitably, the chronology... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of German Theaterby William Grange

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 119.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater?s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • How Good is David Mamet, Anyway?by John Heilpern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 19.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • I Never Had a Proper Jobby Barry Cassin

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    I Never Had A Proper Jobis a charming memoir which covers many subjects: the Catholic Church's power over society; corporal punishment in schools; poverty; war-time rationing; and the general innocence of children at the time. However, it avoids falling into the category of yet another biography set in 'Old Dublin' for it is told from the unique perspective... more...

  • Initials in The Heartby Laurence Whistler

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Laurence Whistler?s story of his five-year marriage to Jill Furse before her sudden early death has achieved a classic quality. Despite the tragedy of its ending the lasting impression is of two lives lived to the full in supreme happiness. Jill Furse was remarkable for many gifts; beauty, acting, poetry and above all gaiety and courage. This edition... more...