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  • The Films of Victor Matureby James McKay

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    With his rugged features and earthy sex appeal, Victor Mature ushered in a new breed of postwar Hollywood actor, far removed from the debonair matinee idols of the 1930s. Following success as an upbeat leading man in the early 1940s Fox musicals, opposite the likes of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, he went on deliver two of his most powerful performances... more...

  • Harpo Marx as Tricksterby Charlene Fix

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    The author invites readers to spend time in the pleasure of Harpo's cinematic company while comparing him to tricksters from folklore, myth and legend. The book demonstrates how Harpo, the sweetest, wildest, most magical Marx brother, accomplishes the archetypal trickster's work. Thirteen chapters then examine Harpo's trickster persona... more...

  • Programming Theatre Historyby Herbert Blau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.99

    ?One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about and consumed theater.? ? Elin Diamond, from the Introduction... more...

  • Small Acts of Repairby Stephen Bottoms; Matthew Goulish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    In documenting and critiquing the evolution of the Goat Island company's processes, politics and aesthetics, this book makes an important contribution to the critical debates surrounding contemporary performance practices. more...

  • Shattered Loveby Richard Chamberlain

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    In Shattered Love , Richard Chamberlain poignantly recounts his lifelong struggle to find happiness. Tracing a fascinating path over his meteoric rise to success, he chronicles his struggle to come to terms with his own imperfections, his growing desire to be honest about his sexual orientation, and his yearning to live with an open heart. And along... more...

  • Über die Grenzeby Peter von Möllendorff; Ute E. Eisen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    There has been little previous research in ancient studies on the narratological notion of metalepses. The essays in this volume describe the forms, functions, and effects of metalepses in texts and artifacts. The authors demonstrate the diversity and ubiquity of metalepses as they occur in Akkadian and Egyptian literature, in the Hebrew Bible, in... more...

  • Asian American Culture on Stageby Yuko Kurahashi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 163.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Betty Garrett and Other Songsby Betty Garrett; Ron Rapoport

    Madison Books 1999; US$ 19.99

    "Betty Garrett's memoir is a tale of grace under pressure. It's a lovely, moving song of survival."?Studs Terkel more...

  • Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy Kingby Diana Serra Cary

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    A revealing biography of the little-known private life of this famous child star whose family set the style for many other 'stage' parents who found fame and fortune through their child's stardom. It is also the rare instance when one major child star (Baby Peggy) employs her own hard-won insight in exploring the career and family woes of the most... more...

  • Smile When the Raindrops Fallby Brian Anthony; Andy Edmonds

    Scarecrow Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    Details the life of Charley Chase?a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy. more...