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- 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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00
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, this monograph... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99
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...
- Splendid Books Limited 2010; US$ 11.65
Graham Cole has played PC Tony Stamp in hit television drama The Bill for nearly 25 years. Now he lifts the lid on his own life and reveals how he became one of Britain's best-loved TV cops. From growing up in London to patrolling the streets of fictional Sun Hill, Graham's story is witty and warm and reveals what life is like as a star of the country's... more...
- Splendid Books Limited 2010; US$ 8.74
As long-suffering EastEnders patriarch Charlie Slater, Derek Martin has become one of British TV s best loved stars. Now in this witty and revealing memoir, Derek tells of his extraordinary journey from growing up in the real East End of London during the Blitz to taking up residency in Albert Square. Derek s journey to Albert Square has proved to... more...