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  • 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...

  • The Hanlon Brothersby Mark Cosdon

    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...

  • Joseph Holloway's Abbey Theatreby Robert Hogan; Joseph Holloway; Randy L. Bixby; Harry T. Moore; Michael J. O'Neill

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Until his death in 1944, Holloway attended almost every performance of the Abbey Theatre and daily recorded in his journal his reactions to plays and players and his comments about and conversations with literary and theatrical people. From the journal’s 221 bulky volumes, housed in the National Library of Ireland, Mr. Hogan and Mr. O’Neill... more...

  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean Londonby Mark Bayer

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95

     Taking to heart Thomas Heywood’s claim that plays “persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,” Mark Bayer’s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose... more...

  • Being a Directorby Di Trevis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Di Trevis is a world-renowned director, whose work with Britain?s National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and directing productions worldwide, has deeply informed her knowledge of the director?s craft. In Being a Director, she draws on a wealth of first-hand experience to present an immersive, engaging and vital insight into the role of... more...

  • Medieval English Dramaby Katie Normington

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • The Leper's Bellby Norman MacLean

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83

    The Billy Connolly of the Gàidhealtachd? – Calum Macdonald, Runrig 'Utterly compelling? - BBC Radio Scotland ?It is a rewarding, if sometimes harrowing journey for the reader as Maclean wrestles with his demons and his identity amid “cultural schizophrenia?. One is left feeling a deal of sympathy for this most talented, fascinating and charismatic... more...

  • Jessie Wallaceby Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    She's back! After several years away from our screens, Eastenders favourite Kat Moon had finally returned to Albert Square -- with her much-loved husband Alfie in tow. The nation has long been fascinated with the on/off relationship between the pair and, in this fascinating biography, the actress who brings Kat to life is uncovered.Only days after... more...

  • Amanda Holdenby Jim Maloney

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    Amanda Holden always knew her destiny was to become a star. At the age of three she was singing, acting and directing plays for family and friends. 'I want to be a household name, like Fairy Liquid,' she told them. Ever the joker, for once Amanda wasn't kidding.From a bit-part in EastEnders she went on to star in hit TV series Cutting It and Wild... more...

  • Actresses as Working Womenby Tracy C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women... more...