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  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    MARTIN FREEMAN is one of Britain?s best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos – such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse – he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in The Office. Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie... more...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...

  • Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckettby Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...

  • Memoirs of A Professional Cadby George Sanders; Ulla Watson

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    What might we dare to expect from an actor?s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood?s golden age. But the greatest... more...

  • James Masonby Diana DeRosso

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 2.90

    The author's half sister Pamela was James Mason's first wife and Diana de Rosso enjoyed a close friendship with the actor throughout his life. Drawing on her own experience and interviews with those who knew him, including Alec Guinness, Margaret Lockwood, Deborah Kerr and many other actors, directors and writers, Diana de Rosso lets us into the real... more...

  • Henslowe's Roseby Ernest L. Rhodes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Some of the most famous plays in the English language were performed on the stage of the Rose theater, which stood on the Bankside in Elizabethan London. Henslowe's Rose is the first full-length study of this important theater. Rhodes gives as full an account as the evidence of contemporary pictures and documents permits of those Rose, the method... more...

  • Diana Riggby Kathleen Tracy

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Recently voted the "sexiest television star of all time" by TV Guide readers, Diana Rigg is best known as the brilliant and seductive British agent, Emma Peel on The Avengers . The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress is famous not only for her acting talent, but for her keen intelligence and strong opinions as well. Diana Rigg biographer Kathleen... more...

  • Royal Court: Internationalby Elaine Aston; Mark O'Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 29.00

    The first ever full-length study of the Royal Court Theatre's International Department, covering the theatre's unique programming of international plays and seasons, its London-based residences for writers from overseas, and the legacies of workshops conducted in more than 30 countries. more...

  • Black British Theatre Pioneersby Rodreguez King-Dorset

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    A Jamaican-born stage director, teacher and writer Yvonne Brewster stands among the most prominent British artists of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage. A member of the Order of the British Empire, she co-founded Talawa, Britain's foremost black-led theatre company, as well as The Barn, Jamaica's first professional theatre company. This volume... more...

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completedby Lynnette Porter

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.99

    Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—these would be milestones in most actors’ entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year’s additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch’s... more...