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  • 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...

  • Martin Shawby Stafford Hildred; Tim Ewbank

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Divine Comicby Carlo Celli

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • 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...