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  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...

  • Sir Michael Caine - The Biographyby William Hall

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Born Maurice Micklewhite, son of a Billingsgate fish porter and a charlady; Michael Caine's life has been an extraordinary rollercoaster: from washing dishes and fighting on National Service, to winning two Oscars and being knighted by the Queen.With more than eighty films to his name, he has starred in some of the classics of modern cinema: as an... more...

  • Billy Nighy - The Unauthorised Biographyby Sue Blackhall

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    Born into a working-class family in Caterham, Surrey, in 1949, Bill attended the Guildford School of Dance and Drama before embarking on a two-year theatre stint in Liverpool. His London stage debut came in 1977 at the National Theatre, and many more theatre, radio and television appearances followed, including radio performances of Yes Minister for... more...

  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    MARTIN FREEMAN is one of Britain's best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos - such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse - he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in The Office.Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie adaption... more...

  • Putting It Onby Michael Codron

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 11.99

    Michael Codron is undoubtedly the leading producer of postwar British theatre. Still active after an astonishing half-century in the industry - he is 80 this year - every major British dramatist of the period has had a production under the Codron banner: Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, David Hare, Joe Orton, John Mortimer,... more...

  • Peter O'Tooleby Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince

    Blood Moon Productions 2015; US$ 24.99

    ?God put me on this earth to raise hell!? Thus spoke the charismatic Irish actor, Peter O?Toole, who shot to international stardom in 1962 for his Oscar-nominated performance in David Lean?s Lawrence of Arabia. In that four-hour epic, he played the heroic but flamboyantly doomed T.E. Lawrence (?Lawrence of Arabia?). After such a worldwide success,... more...

  • The Boar's Head Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by C. J. Sisson; Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The Boar?s Head Theatre , first published in 1972, provides an account of one of the Elizabethan inn-yard theatres. It is a reconstruction of considerable importance in our understanding of the performance conditions affecting Elizabethan drama, the mode of presentation and the nature of the audience. C. J. Sisson (1885-1966) was known especially... more...

  • Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influenceby Katharine Cockin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In this essay collection, established experts and new researchers, reassess the performances and cultural significance of Ellen Terry, her daughter Edith Craig (1869?1947) and her son Edward Gordon Craig (1872?1966), as well as Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll and some less familiar figures. more...

  • Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910by Michael R. Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century ? the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style, it was used for a variety of dramatic forms, although surrounded by critical controversy.... more...

  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actressby Helen Grime

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is a paradox; a famous actress whose career spanned most of the twentieth century she is now largely forgotten. Drawing on material held in Ffrangcon-Davies's personal archive, Grime argues that the representation of the actress, on and off the stage, can be read in terms of its constructions of normative female behaviours. more...