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- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 25.99
" 'Antony Sher's insider journal is a brilliant exploded view of a great actor at work ? modest and gifted, self-centred and selfless ? a genius capable of transporting us backstage' Craig Raine, The Spectator (Books of the Year) Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account ? splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches ? of researching,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is a paradox; a famous actress whose career spanned most of the twentieth century she is now largely forgotten. Drawing on material held in Ffrangcon-Davies's personal archive, Grime argues that the representation of the actress, on and off the stage, can be read in terms of its constructions of normative female behaviours. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
In this essay collection, established experts and new researchers, reassess the performances and cultural significance of Ellen Terry, her daughter Edith Craig (1869?1947) and her son Edward Gordon Craig (1872?1966), as well as Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll and some less familiar figures. more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Laurence Whistler?s story of his five-year marriage to Jill Furse before her sudden early death has achieved a classic quality. Despite the tragedy of its ending the lasting impression is of two lives lived to the full in supreme happiness. Jill Furse was remarkable for many gifts; beauty, acting, poetry and above all gaiety and courage. This edition... more...
- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 7.49
Those world famous rag and bone men - Albert and Harold Steptoe are back in this original and entertaining quiz book based on the award winning BBC TV sitcom. The shows creators and writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have penned an exclusive Foreword to sit alongside the six hundred questions that cover all 57 television episodes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of the plays without increasing their accessibility.... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99
The Twilight Saga may have made ?R-Patz? a household name - and earned him a spot on the bedroom walls of teenage girls around the world - but long gone are the days when he was just seen as a (very) pretty face. Named amongst TIME magazine?s 100 Most Influential People, and drawing critical acclaim for recent screen performances, he is carving a... more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 11.99
Big, blond and a goal-scoring machine, Kerry Dixon delighted Chelsea and England fans during the 1980s. Yet his fall from grace, from the pinnacle of a playing career that had few equals, has been, by his own admission, spectacular. Kerry?s life in recent years has been bedevilled with problems with gambling, drugs and, worst of all, a prison sentence... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95
How might the organic link between theatre-making and political action be revitalised? And how might a spontaneous vision of a theatre of and for ordinary people be reignited? Since his political exile from Argentina in 1977, theatre director and producer Horacio Czertok has devoted his life to re-imagining the art of the theatre, taking it out of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century ? the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style, it was used for a variety of dramatic forms, although surrounded by critical controversy.... more...