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  • The London Stage 1920-1929by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 169.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • Vivien Leighby Anne Edwards

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind . But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh?a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence... more...

  • The London Stage 1930-1939by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 189.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • Mr Strangelove: Peter Sellersby Ed Sikov

    Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 18.17

    Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed biographer Ed Sikov has spoken to many who knew and worked with Sellers,... 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...

  • Emma Watsonby David Nolan

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    Now, as the most successful film franchise of all time comes to an end, author David Nolan takes an in-depth look at Emma's fascinating life and asks what's next for the GBP20 million a year actress...a young woman who admits she's not even sure she wants to act anymore.She's Hollywood's highest-paid female star with millions of fans all over the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bringing Down the Houseby Olivia Turnbull

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britain’s regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain’s... more...

  • Reflecting the Audienceby Jim Davis; Victor Emeljanow

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    This innovative work begins to fill a large gap in theatre studies: the lack of any comprehensive study of nineteenth-century British theatre audiences. In an attempt to bring some order to the enormous amount of available primary material, Jim Davis and Victor Emeljanow focus on London from 1840, immediately prior to the deregulation of that... more...