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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influenceby Katharine Cockin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Initials in The Heartby Laurence Whistler

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Laurence Whistler"s story of his five-year marriage to Jill Furse before her sudden early death has achieved a classic quality. Despite the tragedy of its ending the lasting impression is of two lives lived to the full in supreme happiness. Jill Furse was remarkable for many gifts; beauty, acting, poetry and above all gaiety and courage. This edition... more...

  • The Steptoe and Son Quiz Bookby Mark McCaighey

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 7.49

    Those world famous rag and bone men - Albert and Harold Steptoe are back in this original and entertaining quiz book based on the award winning BBC TV sitcom. The show’s’ creators and writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have penned an exclusive ‘Foreword’ to sit alongside the six hundred questions that cover all 57 television episodes... more...

  • Robert Pattinson - The Biographyby Sarah Oliver

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    <p>The Twilight Saga may have made ‘R-Patz’ a household name - and earned him a spot on the bedroom walls of teenage girls around the world - but long gone are the days when he was just seen as a (very) pretty face.</p><p>Named amongst TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and drawing critical acclaim for... more...

  • Up Front"by Victor Spinetti

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    "An entertainer with few equals." Daily Mail "Creasingly Funny." The Times Described by Sir Paul McCartney as ‘the man who makes clouds disappear’, Victor Spinetti is one of Britain’s best-loved and most outrageous performers. He became known to the Sixties generation through his comedic roles in the landmark Beatles films and the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...