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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Elizabethan Popular Theatreby Michael Hattaway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Elizabethan Popular Theatre surveys the Golden Age of English popular theatre: the 1590s, the age of Marlowe and the young Shakespeare. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Stanislavskyby Andrew White

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    In 2013 it will be the 150th anniversary of Stanislavsky's birth, and there will be the first major international celebrations and symposia about his work and legacy since the mid-1970s. To coincide with this, 'The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky' brings together the great and the good of Stanislavsky scholarship to provide an overview of the... more...

  • The Great Garboby Robert Payne

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    This revealing and insightful biography of screen icon Greta Garbo contains over 100 luxurious photos from her films and her life. more...

  • Is it That Time Already?by Rikki Fulton

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Rikki Fulton was one of the biggest stars Scotland has produced. From classic comedy performances in Francie and Josie and Scotch & Wry – including the legendary Rev I M Jolly – and appearances in Hollywood movies like Gorky Park, Rikki had an extraordinary life and career. Now, to celebrate his life and work ten years after his passing, this new... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of British Theatreby Darryll Grantley

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    This book has over 1,183 entries in the dictionary section, these being mainly on playwrights and plays, but others as well including managers and critics, and also on specific theatres, legislative acts and some technical jargon. Then there are entries on the different genres, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. Inevitably, the chronology... more...