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- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95
This innovative work begins to fill a large gap in theatre studies: the lack of any comprehensive study of nineteenth-century British theatre audiences. In an attempt to bring some order to the enormous amount of available primary material, Jim Davis and Victor Emeljanow focus on London from 1840, immediately prior to the deregulation of that... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 32.50
In the London summer of 1894, members of the National Vigilance Society, led by the well-known social reformer Laura Ormiston Chant, confronted the Empire Theatre of Varieties, Leicester Square, and its brilliant manager George Edwardes as he applied for a routine license renewal. On grounds that the Empire?s promenade was the nightly resort of prostitutes,... more...
- John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99
Celebrity couple Katie Price and Peter Andre have separated after three-and-a-half years of marriage, and the tabloid fight has been escalating. With their camps trading accusations and underhanded comments on a daily basis, and Katie already in a relationship with cage fighter Alex Reid, Peter has broken his silence on their split and things have... more...
- John Blake 2008; US$ 11.99
Lorraine Kelly is Britain's undisputed queen of morning television. Her genuine warmth, enthusiasm, and energy have made her the most-loved broadcaster in Britain, as well as one of the most connected people in entertainment. In this inspiring biography, readers will learn about Kelly's battles with weight, her charity work, and why she started running... more...