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  • A Number (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of 2002. A Number was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, 2002, starring Michael Gambon & Daniel Craig. ' A Number confirms Churchill's status as the first dramatist of the 21st... more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK’s leading playwrights. Heart’s Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter’s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman... more...

  • Errol Flynnby Thomas McNulty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. Included is analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a survey... more...

  • The Unknown James Deanby Robert Tanitch

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    This biography, lavishly illustrated, traces Dean's development as an actor through his film work and numerous lesser-known roles in the theatre and television. more...

  • The Lives of Robert Ryanby J. R. Jones

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    The definitive biography of the legendary film noir actor more...

  • Olive Thomasby Michelle Vogel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood's first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld's famous "Follies" girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one... more...

  • Robert Downey Jr.by Ben Falk

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Comeback Kid will be the first biography of Robert Downey Jr. A Detailed and authoritative account of the life, career, stardom and controversy of Robert Downey JR - one of Hollywood's most popular, and gifted, actors of recent times. A behind-the-scenes look on the making of his most famous and infamous movies, talking to the people closest to... more...

  • The Seat of Consciousness in Ancient Literatureby Richard E. Lind

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 49.95

    For early civilizations, consciousness and the sense of self were experienced as located in the center of the body, most often near to or within the physical heart. Enlightenment was understood as the illumination of a transformed "spiritual heart." Thus the mind of the body as a whole was represented by the heart-soul. In contrast, modern... more...

  • Take It from the Big Mouthby Jean Maddern Pitrone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take... more...

  • Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of Kentuckyby Marilyn Casto

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the early nineteenth century. Most towns, even quite small ones, constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of local pride and symbols of culture. These theaters often hosted amateur performances, providing a forum for talent and a focus for community social life.... more...