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  • 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 influence extended far... more...

  • Alastair Simby Mark Simpson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Alastair sim was an energetic character both on and off the screen. His idiosyncratic style of acting in films such as 'The Belles of St Trinian's' endeared him to a cinema-going audience desperate to escape the day-to-day dreariness of an invasive, bureaucratic post-war Britain. In private, he was a curiously contradictory character, prejudiced and... more...

  • Too Many Mothersby Roberta Taylor

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 10.92

    It's Boxing Day, 1956 in East London, and it's freezing, inside and out. Roberta, aged eight, sits in the kitchen in her overcoat, determined to make herself invisible, watching the shenanigans of the grown-ups. Her granny, Mary, reigns over the house with an iron will and an eye to the main chance. Roberta's cousin is on her hands and knees at the... more...

  • A Life in Time and Space - The Biography of David Tennantby Nigel Goodall

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.28

    A Life In Time And Space is the bestselling story of the life and career of David Tennant, acclaimed classical actor and television's most popular Doctor Who, that was originally published in 2008, but now revised and updated for this ebook edition. Energetic and charismatic, David achieved international acclaim for his riveting portrayal of the tenth... more...

  • Bühnenpuritanerby Enno Ruge

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    The aim of this study is a revision of the hitherto prevailing conceptions of the relationship between the Puritans and the theater in England during the Early Modern Age in several fields of research. The study focuses on representations of the Puritans in drama and correlates them to other text evidence (such as sermons, pamphlets, petitions,... more...

  • Lena Ashwellby Margaret Leask

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Skillfully written and complemented with photos, this biography is the first to honor British actress-manager Lena Ashwell. In a rapidly changing world, Ashwell was crucial to the advancement of women in English theater and in the formation of the National Theater. The book highlights the inspiring woman?s other valuable accomplishments as well, including... more...

  • Emma Watsonby David Nolan

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    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 world... more...

  • Caroline Munro, First Lady of Fantasyby Robert Michael ?Bobb? Cotter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This filmography (including television and music video appearances) chronicles the career of Caroline Munro, a woman of humble beginnings whose chance entry in a "Face of the Year" photo competition propelled her to international fame as a model and actress, and whose work in genre cinema has won her the well-earned title of "First Lady... 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 a... more...