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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...