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  • 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...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 3.65

    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, invaluable... 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...

  • John Lowin and the English Theatre, 1603?1647by Ms Barbara Wooding

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    In the first full-length study devoted to John Lowin, Wooding provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of one of the greatest actors of seventeenth-century England. She examines his involvement in the Jacobean/Caroline world as citizen, performer, and manager of King's Men's Company, and contextualizes his life and career within... more...

  • The Divine Comicby Carlo Celli

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Who the Hell Is Alice?by Alice Barry

    John Blake 2013; US$ 9.99

    Her face is simply unmistakable as the council house brothel madam, Lillian, in the long-running UK cult drama Shameless . By her own admission not exactly the Brigitte Bardot of the North West, Alice Barry is fiercely and unapologetically proud of her working-class roots and the many obstacles she has overcome in life and in her acting career. In... more...

  • Wish I Was Thereby Emily Lloyd

    John Blake 2013; US$ 9.99

    When Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene at 17 she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland?s coming of age drama Wish You Were Here thrust her into the spotlight and cemented the film?s reputation as a British classic. Hollywood beckoned and Emily landed high profile roles alongside... more...

  • Big Girls Don't Cryby Helene Thornton

    John Blake 2006; US$ 8.99

    In these fascinating memoirs, Helene Thornton gives the definitive account of who her daughter Paula Yates really was. From frail, lonely schoolgirl to voluptuous star of the stage and screen, wife, mother, lover, author, and artist, Helene?s dramatic story finally discloses the truth behind two fascinating, intense lives. She sets the record straight... 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...