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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...
- Caffeine Nights Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99
Danny Dyer is Britain?s most popular young film star. Idolized by Harold Pinter and with his films having taken nearly $50 million at theUK box office, Dyer is the most bankable star in British independent films with one in 10 of the country?s population owning one of his films on DVD. With iconic performances in such cult classicsas The Business... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95
Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession. more...
- Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00
Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britains regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britains... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 6.78
There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled.... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82
From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 16.98
Matt Smith was an aspiring youth footballer before a back injury in 2003 forced him to reconsider and he left his hometown of Northampton to study drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. He turned professional in his third year as the result of an outstanding performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and... more...