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  • Medieval English Dramaby Katie Normington

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    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...

  • 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 Wharncliffe Companion to Chesterby Roger Stephens

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of Chester is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the town. Essential information on the people, places and events that played key roles in the story is presented in a convenient A to Z format. Famous and notorious individuals are... more...

  • Old Time Varietyby Richard Baker

    Remember When 2011; US$ 8.99

    As one of the richest sources of diversion for the people of Britain between the end of the First World War and the 1960s, the variety theater emerged from the embers of music hall, a vulgar and rambunctious entertainment that had held the working classes in thrall since the 1840s. Music hall bosses decided they would do better business if a man going... more...

  • Plays and their Makers up to 1576by Glynne Wickham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 320.00

    This volume forms part of the 5 volume set Early English Stages 1300-1660 . This set examines the history of the development of dramatic spectacle and stage convention in England from the beginning of the fourteenth century to 1660. more...

  • Contemporary British Theatreby Vicky Angelaki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights. more...

  • Elizabethan Popular Theatreby Michael Hattaway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Elizabethan Popular Theatre surveys the Golden Age of English popular theatre: the 1590s, the age of Marlowe and the young Shakespeare. The book describes the staging practices, performance conditions and acting techniques of the period, focusing on five popular dramas: The Spanish Tragedy, Mucedorus, Edward II, Doctor Faustus and Titus Andronicus... more...

  • Michael Elphickby Kate Elphick; Nigel Denison

    The History Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Michael Elphick was a young electrician working at the Chichester Theatre when he was discovered by Laurence Oliver, who arranged for him to join the Central School of Drama. It was here where he met Bruce Robinson, who would later cast him in one of the most popular British films of all time - Withnail and I. Elphick's illustrious career also included... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of British Theatreby Darryll Grantley

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 144.99

    This book has over 1,183 entries in the dictionary section, these being mainly on playwrights and plays, but others as well including managers and critics, and also on specific theatres, legislative acts and some technical jargon. Then there are entries on the different genres, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. Inevitably, the chronology... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ?liveness? is increasingly challenged by other media. This book explores how theatre performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage their own liveness. Combining theoretical insight with close analysis of productions by leading companies of intermedial performance,... more...