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- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99
On 1 June 1943 Flight 777, a Douglas DC-3, en route from Lisbon to Britain, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German aircraft. Among the dead was the actor Leslie Howard, who had returned from Hollywood to England to help the British war effort. Also on board was Howards tax adviser, Alfred Chenhalls, who smoked cigars and looked remarkably... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
This book documents the presence of South Asians in theatre in Britain, a major aspect of British cultural life over the last thirty years. The work of many British Asian-led companies, including Tara Arts, Tamasha, Kali, Rasa and Rifco, is covered in detail. The book is a major contribution to the understanding of diasporic arts through one of the... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
Londons Grand Guignola macabre theatre of naturalistic horrorwas established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. Eight series of plays were staged; in total forty-three plays were produced and many others written and refused a licence. Londons Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror considers the importance... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 10.99
Michelle Collins has played iconic roles in the two most watched soap operas on British television. In the 1990s she played the backstabbing blonde, Cindy Beale, in EastEnders, and in 2011 she joined the cast of Coronation Street and now plays much-loved Rovers Return landlady, Stella Price.But what about the rest? Much of Michelle's remarkable story... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 199.99
This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 224.99
This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
Actor Ron Moody has enthralled generations with his masterly performance as Fagin in both the stage and film versions of Oliver! - one of the great classics of British theatre and cinema. Now, in this highly original, idiosyncratic and often very funny memoir, he looks back on those early days, describing in fascinating detail the twists and turns... more...
- Plexus Publishing Ltd. 2014; US$ 14.57
His fans regularly discuss whether he looks more like 'an otter' or 'a hammerhead shark', but that hasn't stopped Benedict Cumberbatch becoming an international sex symbol who's on the cusp of Hollywood superstardom. He's made 'geektelligence' hot in the insanely popular BBC series Sherlock, and explored his dark side in blockbusters like Star Trek:... more...
- Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74
I Never Had A Proper Jobis a charming memoir which covers many subjects: the Catholic Church's power over society; corporal punishment in schools; poverty; war-time rationing; and the general innocence of children at the time. However, it avoids falling into the category of yet another biography set in 'Old Dublin' for it is told from the unique perspective... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, a 'girls only' theatre company sets out in a battered 1920s Rolls-Royce to bring Shakespeare to a culture-starved... more...