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  • The London Stage 1920-1929by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 169.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • The London Stage 1930-1939by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 189.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • A Still Untitled (Not Quite) Autobiographyby Ron Moody

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    Actor Ron Moody has enthralled generations with his masterly performance as Fagin in both the stage and film versions of Oliver! – one of the great classics of British theatre and cinema. Now, in this highly original, idiosyncratic and often very funny memoir, he looks back on those early days, describing in fascinating detail the twists and turns... 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 Theatrical Eventby Willmar Sauter

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    The Theatrical Event  discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator—the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance—on stage or in the street, historical... more...

  • Theater und Fest in Europaby Erika Fischer-Lichte; Matthias Warstat; Anne Littmann

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 88.03

    Hauptbeschreibung Theater und Fest in Europa stellt in Fallstudien zu Antike, Mittelalter, Früher Neuzeit, Moderne und Gegenwart neueste Forschungsergebnisse zum gemeinschaftsbildenden Zusammenwirken von Theater und Fest vor: Ein breites und vielschichtiges Spektrum festlich-theatraler Inszenierungen werden auf ihre ästhetischen und politischen Potenziale... more...

  • Alastair Simby Mark Simpson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Alastair sim was an energetic character both on and off the screen. His idiosyncratic style of acting in films such as 'The Belles of St Trinian's' endeared him to a cinema-going audience desperate to escape the day-to-day dreariness of an invasive, bureaucratic post-war Britain. In private, he was a curiously contradictory character, prejudiced and... more...

  • The Fun Palaceby Agnes Bernelle

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 7.28

    Agnes Bernelle, one of Ireland's best-loved stage performers, was born Agnes Bernauer in Berlin in 1923, the daughter of a renowned Jewish-Hungarian theatre impresario. In this sparkling, intimate memoir she recounts her early years in Germany, her family's flight to London after Hitler came to power, her anti-Nazi broadcasts to the land of her birth,... 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...

  • Now This Is a Very True Storyby Garry Bushell; Jimmy Jones; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake 2010; US$ 15.99

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase "kin 'ell!" and established himself as an underground legend?in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...