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  • 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...

  • Who the Hell Is Alice?by Alice Barry

    John Blake 2013; US$ 9.99

    Her face is simply unmistakable as the council house brothel madam, Lillian, in the long-running UK cult drama Shameless . By her own admission not exactly the Brigitte Bardot of the North West, Alice Barry is fiercely and unapologetically proud of her working-class roots and the many obstacles she has overcome in life and in her acting career. In... more...

  • Wish I Was Thereby Emily Lloyd

    John Blake 2013; US$ 9.99

    When Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene at 17 she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland?s coming of age drama Wish You Were Here thrust her into the spotlight and cemented the film?s reputation as a British classic. Hollywood beckoned and Emily landed high profile roles alongside... more...

  • Big Girls Don't Cryby Helene Thornton

    John Blake 2006; US$ 8.99

    In these fascinating memoirs, Helene Thornton gives the definitive account of who her daughter Paula Yates really was. From frail, lonely schoolgirl to voluptuous star of the stage and screen, wife, mother, lover, author, and artist, Helene?s dramatic story finally discloses the truth behind two fascinating, intense lives. She sets the record straight... 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...

  • Vivien Leighby Kendra Bean; Claire Bloom

    Running Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In-depth research and new interviews are paired with rare and never-before-published photographs by Leigh?s “official? photographer Angus McBean. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Journal of William Charles Macready, 1832-1851by J. C. Trewin

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Besides being a great actor and the friend and associate of Dickens, Bulwer Lytton, Browning, and most of the principal figures in the drama and literature of his time, William Charles Mac­ready (1793-1873) was a compulsive diarist. His journal of twenty-one years, during most of which he was at the head of the English stage, is a can­did... more...