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- Taylor Trade Publishing 2008; US$ 25.99
What made Norma Jean special was the quality she discovered when, bored with being a teenage bride with a husband in the Merchant Marine during World War II, she took her first and most enduring lover, the camera. At the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe died a Hollywood movie star and an American legend. Her rise to fame, however, had very little to do with... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 16.35
Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed biographer Ed Sikov has spoken to many who knew and worked with Sellers,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Focusing on Odin Teatret's latest work, this discussion is updated by drawing on fresh research. The group's productions since 2000 are included and the book offers a reassessment of Odin's actor training. Its community work and legacy are discussed and Barba's intercultural practice is viewed alongside two major Theatrum Mundi productions. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00
Smit studies the woman behind her public image as a natural, wholesome, even saintly person, an image carefully crafted by Bergman's first producer David O. Selznick. Bergman hid behind that image to live her life on her own terms. That life included three difficult marriages, numerous lovers, and a major scandal that stained her reputation but... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00
This 2004 Companion examines the world of the Victorian theatre: the audiences, playwrights, actors, and music. more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 18.99
Sir Bruce Forsyth, know more affectionately as Brucie, is one of Britain's best-loved stars and a true national treasure. From hosting game shows, such as The Price is Right and You Bet!, to presenting talent competitions and variety shows, he has lit up television screens for decades, attracted record-breaking audiences and captured the heart of... more...
- Allworth Press 2004; US$ 19.95
Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book offers stories to entertain and astonish theater... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Peter Brook is known internationally as a theatre visionary, and a daring experimenter on the cutting-edge of performance and production. This book concentrates on Brook's early years, and his innovative achievements in opera, television, film, and the theatre. His productions are viewed separately, in chronological order, suggesting Brook's developing... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 14.57
One of Hollywood's hottest properties and the actor whose uncompromising reputation - both on and off the screen - has ensured he is constantly in the public eye, Russell Crowe has a fascinating personal and professional story. From early TV and stage work to career-defining roles in Ridley Scott's epic Gladiator and Nottingham movies, his drive,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 67.60
In 1549, Prince Philip of Spain made his entry into Antwerp together with his father, Emperor Charles V. For this occasion the rich city of commerce was transformed into a large theatrical space with triumphal arches and tableaux vivants as stage settings. The citizens and the princes acted as actors in a splendid parade, a battle array of four thousand... more...