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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the development of the British theatre, covering the period... more...

  • The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freemanby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    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... more...

  • 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...

  • Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckettby Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...

  • Memoirs of A Professional Cadby George Sanders

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    What might we dare to expect from an actor?s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood?s golden age. But the greatest... more...

  • James Masonby Diana DeRosso

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 2.90

    The author's half sister Pamela was James Mason's first wife and Diana de Rosso enjoyed a close friendship with the actor throughout his life. Drawing on her own experience and interviews with those who knew him, including Alec Guinness, Margaret Lockwood, Deborah Kerr and many other actors, directors and writers, Diana de Rosso lets us into the real... more...

  • Henslowe's Roseby Ernest L. Rhodes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Some of the most famous plays in the English language were performed on the stage of the Rose theater, which stood on the Bankside in Elizabethan London. Henslowe's Rose is the first full-length study of this important theater. Rhodes gives as full an account as the evidence of contemporary pictures and documents permits of those Rose, the method... more...

  • Diana Riggby Kathleen Tracy

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Recently voted the "sexiest television star of all time" by TV Guide readers, Diana Rigg is best known as the brilliant and seductive British agent, Emma Peel on The Avengers . The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress is famous not only for her acting talent, but for her keen intelligence and strong opinions as well. Diana Rigg biographer Kathleen... more...