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  • Ingrid Bergmanby David Smit

    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...

  • Odin Teatretby Adam J. Ledger

    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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatreby Kerry Powell

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This 2004 Companion examines the world of the Victorian theatre: the audiences, playwrights, actors, and music. more...

  • Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghastby R. Helfer; G. Loney

    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...

  • Russell Crowe - The Biographyby Martin Howden

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.28

    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, tenacity... more...

  • Performance, Space, Utopiaby Silvija Jestrovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives. more...

  • A Moment Towards the End of the Play…by Timothy West

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Known – and loved – for his many TV appearances in Brass and as the embodiment of Edward VII, Thomas Beecham and Winston Churchill, Timothy West has led a charmed life as an actor, moving effortlessly between TV and stage, film and radio recordings. With his wife, Prunella Scales, and his son, Samuel, he and his family have been responsible... more...

  • 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...

  • Lee Marvinby Dwayne Epstein

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.99

    The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although... more...

  • Broadway Theatreby Andrew Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Broadway' has been the stuff of theatrical legends for generations. In this fascinating and affectionate account of a unique theatrical phenomenon, Andrew Harris takes an intriguing look at both the reality and the myth behind the heart and soul of American Drama Broadway Theatre explores: * the aims and achievements of such major figures as... more...