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  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... 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...

  • 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...

  • Hugh Jackmanby Anthony Bunko

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    People 's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2008, host of the Academy Awards 2009, and a 2013 Oscar contender?Wolverine's stock continues to riseHugh Jackman is a true Hollywood juggernaut. The magnetic Australian has joined countrymen Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe as an international superstar thanks to his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and is loved... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatreby Scott Graham; Steven Hoggett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    ?This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly?s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ? A rich, rewarding and compelling text.? ? Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey? ? As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their... more...

  • We Happy Fewby Imogen Stubbs

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, a 'girls only' theatre company sets out in a battered 1920s Rolls-Royce to bring Shakespeare to a culture-starved... more...