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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Fun Palaceby Agnes Bernelle

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 7.28

    Agnes Bernelle, one of Ireland's best-loved stage performers, was born Agnes Bernauer in Berlin in 1923, the daughter of a renowned Jewish-Hungarian theatre impresario. In this sparkling, intimate memoir she recounts her early years in Germany, her family's flight to London after Hitler came to power, her anti-Nazi broadcasts to the land of her birth,... 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...

  • Now This Is a Very True Storyby Garry Bushell; Jimmy Jones; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake 2010; US$ 15.99

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase "kin 'ell!" and established himself as an underground legend?in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...

  • Miranda Hart: Such Funby Sophie Johnson

    John Blake 2011; US$ 17.99

    With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom, her success did not happen over night. For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind... more...

  • Emma Watsonby David Nolan

    John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99

    A biography of the actress behind the role of Hermione Granger   A detailed insight into Emma Watson's career, the highs and lows of being a child star, and how she is moving on from Harry Potter balancing the world of fashion with her academic studies. Emma shot to fame at just 10 years old, when she took the role of Hermione Granger in the... more...

  • Anything Goesby John Barrowman; Carole E. Barrowman

    Michael O'Mara 2009; US$ 9.99

    From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood , this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination and success in the movies The Producers and De-Lovely. Television... 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...

  • The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawsonby Louis Barfe

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The first ever narrative biography of a towering figure in British comedy   Les Dawson, more than any other comedian, spoke for the phlegmatic, pessimistic British way of life. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, he was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics... more...