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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11
A teasingly entertaining two-part drama from one of the UK's leading playwrights, first performed in a co-production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court. Blue Heart consists of two related short plays in which nothing is what it seems: Heart's Desire . The long-anticipated return of a daughter from Australia by her parents and aunt is rehearsed... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95
What show won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 1984? Who won the Oscar as Best Director in 1929? What actor won the Best Actor Obie for his work in Futz in 1967? Who was named "Comedian of the Year" by the Country Music Association in 1967? Whose album was named "Record of the Year" by the American Music Awards in 1991?... more...
- 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...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 7.28
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...
- 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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00
"I was born at the tail end of a unique and delightful era and raised on one of the last showboats to struggle for survival against the devastating crunch of progress.... Our showboat's express purpose was carrying entertainment to hundreds of thousands of river-bottom farmers along our water-bordered frontier." -- from the book Betty Bryant was... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre?s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski?s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany?s ?Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards?... more...