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- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Blake 2006; US$ 10.99
After making his name as Doyle in The Professionals in the 1970s, Martin Shaw's career has gone from strength to strength. Now the star of the BBC hit drama Judge John Deed , Martin is also currently treading the boards on the London stage in A Man for All Seasons . One of Britain's most popular and versatile actors, Martin has played more than 100 television... more...
- Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00
This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of Grotowskis Akropolis and Kantors 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...