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  • The London Stage 1910-1919by J. P. Wearing

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1910 to December 31, 1919. 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...

  • Inside Traderby Trader Faulkner

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 26.99

    Told with great verve and colour, this is the remarkable life story of an extraordinary Australian. As a boy, Ronald Faulkner was a troubled and rebellious surfer and tearaway, giving his mother a rough time after his father died when he was just seven years old. Although he dreamed of a career in the Royal Australian Navy, fate had other ideas... more...

  • Flight 777by Ian Colvin

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    On 1 June 1943 Flight 777, a Douglas DC-3, en route from Lisbon to Britain, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German aircraft. Among the dead was the actor Leslie Howard, who had returned from Hollywood to England to help the British war effort. Also on board was Howard’s tax adviser, Alfred Chenhalls, who smoked cigars and looked remarkably... more...

  • Sophia Lorenby Kathryn Dixon

    TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 3.99

    Sophia Loren, with a career spanning six decades, is without doubt one of the grandes dames of cinema, but she was not limited to that accomplishment. She has acted in numerous television roles, authored multiple cooking and beauty books, and recorded several chart-topping musical hits—but never acted on stage because of stage fright. Her face... more...

  • British South Asian Theatreby Graham Ley; Sarah Dadswell

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book documents the presence of South Asians in theatre in Britain, a major aspect of British cultural life over the last thirty years. The work of many British Asian-led companies, including Tara Arts, Tamasha, Kali, Rasa and Rifco, is covered in detail. The book is a major contribution to the understanding of diasporic arts through one of the... more...

  • Grand Guignolby Richard J.Hand; Michael Wilson

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The first part of this book, ‘An Introduction to the Grand-Guignol’, reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts in the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance. The authors give full consideration to practical applications and to the challenges presented... more...

  • London's Grand Guignolby Richard Hand; Michael Wilson

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    London’s Grand Guignol—a macabre theatre of naturalistic horror—was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. Eight series of plays were staged; in total forty-three plays were produced and many others written and refused a licence. London’s Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror considers the importance... more...

  • The Films of Danny Dyerby Jonathan Sothcott; James Mullinger

    Caffeine Nights Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Danny Dyer is Britain?s most popular young film star. Idolized by Harold Pinter and with his films having taken nearly $50 million at theUK box office, Dyer is the most bankable star in British independent films with one in 10 of the country?s population owning one of his films on DVD. With iconic performances in such cult classicsas The Business... more...

  • Reflexion von ethnischer Identität(szuweisung) im deutschen Gegenwartstheaterby Hanna Voss

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.65

    In unserer Alltagswelt sind ethnische Stereotype allgegenwärtig. Dennoch - oder gerade deswegen - werden sie oft nicht als solche wahrgenommen und hinterfragt. Schenkt man der seit 2012 geführten ?Blackfacing-Debatte? Glauben, finden sich solche ethnischen Zuschreibungsmuster auch in deutschen Theaterproduktionen wieder. Ist das Theater also auf Grund... more...

  • Inszenierte Moderneby Tobias Becker

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 91.00

    Modern popular culture came to the world from the stage. Even before film and radio had established themselves, popular theater had developed into a commercial and boundary-crossing entertainment industry that reached a mass audience. Tobias Becker compares the theater landscapes of London and Berlin and points out the cultural exchanges that took... more...