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  • 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...

  • Stage Mothersby Laura Engel; Elaine M. McGirr; Helen E.M. Brooks; Gilli Bush-Bailey; Marilyn Francus; Judith Hawley; Jade Higa; Emrys D. Jones; Ellen Malenas Ledoux; Kathryn Lowerre; J.D. Philopsen; Laura J. Rosenthal

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women?s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This collection examines and extends recent debates in women?s history, theater history, and eighteenth-century literature and drama. more...

  • Benny Hill - Merry Master of Mirthby Robert Ross

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    Benny Hill is the best known and best loved British comedian on world television - from the USA to the Pacific Rim. Feted for his unique brand of coy awareness, innuendo and saucy songs - but seemingly out of favour in his homeland before his death - Benny Hill can now be rated as having had one of the foremost careers in comedy. Robert Ross tracks... more...

  • Michael Caineby Matthew Field

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    He defined an era and still helps define a nation, Michael Caine is a cult figure, an icon and a cinematic heavyweight, who has given some of the greatest big-screen performances on either side of the Atlantic. This book is a celebration, documentation, and fascinating insight into the performances that made that icon - the story behind the roles,... more...

  • On Training and Performanceby Roberta Carreri; Frank Camilleri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    "Outstanding ? a technical manual (for actors and directors), an historical document of importance, and a volume that is a delight to read." Ian Watson, Rutgers "An extremely valuable personal account of Roberta Carreri?s process as an actor." Alison Hodge, Artistic Director, The Quick and the Dead "An excellent book with a unique voice." Ben... more...

  • Year of the Kingby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A classic of theatre writing, a unique insight into the creation of a landmark Shakespearian performance. Antony Sher's stunning performance for the RSC as Richard III on crutches won him both the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor. This book records - in the actor's own words and drawings - the making of this historic... more...

  • One Lucky Bastardby Roger Moore

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he?s an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he?s also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen... more...

  • Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Since the Second World War, we have witnessed exciting, often confusing developments in the British theatre. This book, first published in 1976, presents an enlightening, objective history of the many facets of post-war British theatre and a fresh interpretation of theatre itself. The remarkable and profound changes which have taken place during... more...

  • Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the development of the British theatre, covering the period... more...

  • European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)by Ralph Yarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of operation to survive. European Theatre 1960-1990 ,... more...