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  • Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910by Michael R. Booth

    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...

  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actressby Helen Grime

    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...

  • Initials in The Heartby Laurence Whistler

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Up Front"by Victor Spinetti

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    "An entertainer with few equals." Daily Mail "Creasingly Funny." The Times Described by Sir Paul McCartney as ‘the man who makes clouds disappear’, Victor Spinetti is one of Britain’s best-loved and most outrageous performers. He became known to the Sixties generation through his comedic roles in the landmark Beatles films and the... more...

  • Vivien Leighby Michelangelo Capua

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00

    "Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm" Margaret Mitchell opened Gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O'Hara, but her words can hardly be applied to Vivien Leigh, the British actress who gave an unforgettable performance as the Southern belle. Leigh possessed a beauty... more...

  • Sir Michael Caine - The Biographyby William Hall

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    Born Maurice Micklewhite, son of a Billingsgate fish porter and a charlady; Michael Caine's life has been an extraordinary rollercoaster: from washing dishes and fighting on National Service, to winning two Oscars and being knighted by the Queen.With more than eighty films to his name, he has starred in some of the classics of modern cinema: as an... more...

  • Billy Nighy - The Unauthorised Biographyby Sue Blackhall

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.28

    Born into a working-class family in Caterham, Surrey, in 1949, Bill attended the Guildford School of Dance and Drama before embarking on a two-year theatre stint in Liverpool. His London stage debut came in 1977 at the National Theatre, and many more theatre, radio and television appearances followed, including radio performances of Yes Minister for... more...

  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    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 adaption... more...

  • Ray Winstoneby Nigel Goodall

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled.... more...

  • Hugh Laurieby Anthony Bunko

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due... more...