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  • Alternative Theatre in Polandby Kathleen Cioffi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 123.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Joseph Holloway's Abbey Theatreby Robert Hogan; Joseph Holloway; Randy L. Bixby; Harry T. Moore; Michael J. O'Neill

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Until his death in 1944, Holloway attended almost every performance of the Abbey Theatre and daily recorded in his journal his reactions to plays and players and his comments about and conversations with literary and theatrical people. From the journal’s 221 bulky volumes, housed in the National Library of Ireland, Mr. Hogan and Mr. O’Neill... more...

  • The Hanlon Brothersby Mark Cosdon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    The Hanlons—a family of six brothers from Manchester, England—were one of the world’s premiere performing troupes in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet their legacy has been mostly forgotten. In The Hanlon Brothers: From Daredevil Acrobatics to Spectacle Pantomime, 1833–1931 , Mark Cosdon carefully documents... more...

  • The Journal of William Charles Macready, 1832-1851by J. C. Trewin

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Besides being a great actor and the friend and associate of Dickens, Bulwer Lytton, Browning, and most of the principal figures in the drama and literature of his time, William Charles Mac­ready (1793-1873) was a compulsive diarist. His journal of twenty-one years, during most of which he was at the head of the English stage, is a can­did... more...

  • Michael Elphickby Kate Elphick; Nigel Denison

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    Michael Elphick was a young electrician working at the Chichester Theatre when he was discovered by Laurence Oliver, who arranged for him to join the Central School of Drama. It was here where he met Bruce Robinson, who would later cast him in one of the most popular British films of all time - Withnail and I. Elphick's illustrious career also included... more...

  • Contemporary British Theatreby Vicky Angelaki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights. more...

  • Elizabethan Popular Theatreby Michael Hattaway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Elizabethan Popular Theatre surveys the Golden Age of English popular theatre: the 1590s, the age of Marlowe and the young Shakespeare. The book describes the staging practices, performance conditions and acting techniques of the period, focusing on five popular dramas: The Spanish Tragedy, Mucedorus, Edward II, Doctor Faustus and Titus Andronicus... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ?liveness? is increasingly challenged by other media. This book explores how theatre performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage their own liveness. Combining theoretical insight with close analysis of productions by leading companies of intermedial performance, this monograph... more...

  • The Creative Process of Els Joglars and Teatro de la Abadíaby Simon David Breden

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Breden shifts the focus of academic study away from product and towards process, demonstrating how an understanding of process assists in the reading of the theatrical product. more...