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  • Will Ferrellby Ryan Hutton

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    An in-depth and enthusiastic biography, ideal for all fans of actor Will Ferrell From playing the school joker as a young boy to shake off the trauma of his parents' divorce to becoming one of the world's most bankable movie stars, Will Ferrell has always used comedy as a way to bring happiness to others. He doesn't care if you laugh at him or... more...

  • Benedict Cumberbatchby Justin Lewis

    John Blake 2014; US$ 12.99

    An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical... more...

  • The Essence of Chaplinby John Fawell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Charlie Chaplin's remarkable life and comedic talent have been the focus of countless popular and scholarly studies. In this groundbreaking work, Chaplin's often underrated skills as a film director take center stage. Highlighting the screen icon's significance as a filmmaker, this study focuses on the heart of Chaplin's cinema--his... more...

  • Inszenierte Moderneby Tobias Becker

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 91.00

    Modern popular culture came to the world from the stage. Even before film and radio had established themselves, popular theater had developed into a commercial and boundary-crossing entertainment industry that reached a mass audience. Tobias Becker compares the theater landscapes of London and Berlin and points out the cultural exchanges that took... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ?liveness? is increasingly challenged by other media. This book explores how theatre performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage their own liveness. Combining theoretical insight with close analysis of productions by leading companies of intermedial performance, this monograph... more...

  • Japanese Playsby A.L. Sadler; Paul S. Atkins

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Nothing reflects the beauty of life as much as Japanese theater. It is here that reality is held suspended and emptiness can fill the mind through words, music, dance, and mysticism. A.L. Sadler translates the mysteries of Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki in his groundbreaking book, Japanese Plays. A seminal classic, it provides a cross section of Japanese... more...

  • Chaplin's War Trilogyby Wes D. Gehring

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book examines Charlie Chaplin's evolving perspective on dark comedy in his three war films, Shoulder Arms (1918), The Great Dictator (1940), and Monsieur Verdoux (1947). In the first he uses the genre in a groundbreaking manner but yet for a pro-war cause. In Dictator dark comedy is applied in an antiwar way. In Monsieur Verdoux Chaplin embraces... more...

  • The Routledge Guide to Broadwayby Ken Bloom

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 19.95

    The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway. Broadway is the center of American theater, where all the great... more...

  • Free for Allby Kenneth Turan; Joseph Papp

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    Free for All is an irresistible behind-the-scenes look at one of America?s most beloved and important cultural institutions. Under the inspired leadership of founder Joseph Papp, the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival brought revolutionary performances to the public for decades. This compulsively readable history of those years?much... more...

  • John Gielgudby Sheridan Morley

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 30.00

    Sir John Gielgud's career as an actor was perhaps the most distinguished of any of his generation, and, in a lifetime that spanned almost a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every honor given, including an Academy Award. Now, in this wonderfully insightful biography, fully authorized and written... more...