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  • The London Stage 1950-1959by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 174.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. 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...

  • 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...

  • Los amores de Alarcónby Alfredo Chavero

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    La mejor de las obras dramáticas de Chavero es Los amores de Alarcón, deliciosa y, en más de un sentido, moderna. Su punto culminante es la representación de La verdad sospechosa de Juan Ruiz de Alarcón en Madrid. Antes de llegar a ese momento, el heroico indiano afronta múltiples pruebas, entre intrigas y befas de quienes lo envidian, y el amor incondicional... more...

  • Lugosiby Gary Don Rhodes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    He was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, in Hungary. He joined Budapest's National Theater in 1913 and later appeared in several Hungarian films under the pseudonym Arisztid Olt. After World War I, he helped the Communist regime nationalize Hungary's film industry, but barely escaped arrest when the government was deposed,... more...

  • The Making of Theatrical Reputationsby Yael Zarhy-Levo

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Today?s successful plays and playwrights achieve their prominence not simply because of their intrinsic merit but because of the work of mediators, who influence the whole trajectory of a playwright?s or a theatre company?s career. Critics and academic writers are primarily considered the makers of reputations, but funding organizations and various... more...

  • Mark O'Rowe Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Five plays from the sensational voice of new writing for Irish theatre. Since winning the George Devine Award for Howie the Rookie in 1999, Mark O'Rowe has electrified audiences with his distinctive dramatic style and dark, dangerous storytelling. In O'Rowe's first play, The Aspidistra Code (1995), Brendan and Sonia, head over heels in debt,... more...

  • Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legendby Robert Ross

    Titan Books 2011; US$ 4.36

    Mike Myers thinks he was ?a genius?, while John Cleese regards him as ?a true cultural icon?. He was an architect of British comedy, paving the way for Monty Python, and then became a major Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. A writer, director, performer and true pioneer of his art, he died aged only 48. His... more...

  • Max Aub und die spanische Literatur zwischen Avantgarde und Exilby Albrecht Buschmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    This book is the first German-language study of the complete works of Max Aub (1903?1972). It aims to analyze a representative selection of his works and make it accessible to a broad academic readership. Another focus lies onAub?s complete works as an exampleof the generation of Spanish authors born around 1900 who mostly published their... more...

  • Medieval English Dramaby Katie Normington

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...