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  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...

  • The London Stage 1950-1959by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 174.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. 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...

  • Benedict Cumberbatchby Justin Lewis

    John Blake 2014; US$ 12.99

    An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ?liveness? is increasingly challenged by other media. This book explores how theatre performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage their own liveness. Combining theoretical insight with close analysis of productions by leading companies of intermedial performance, this monograph... more...

  • The London Stage 1940-1949by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1940 to December 31, 1949. 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...

  • The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatreby Scott Graham; Steven Hoggett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    ?This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly?s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ? A rich, rewarding and compelling text.? ? Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey? ? As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their... more...

  • We Happy Fewby Imogen Stubbs

    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...

  • Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisitionby Tomasz Dobrogoszcz; Terry Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This short collection of essays looks at the television show and films produced by the Monty Python troupe from a number of perspectives: Gender studies Post-structuralism Psychoanalysis Cultural studies more...

  • Being Benedict Cumberbatchby Joanna Benecke

    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...

  • I Never Had a Proper Jobby Barry Cassin

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    I Never Had A Proper Job is 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... more...