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- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74
MARTIN FREEMAN is one of Britain?s best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos – such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse – he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in The Office. Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99
James L. Neibaur is a film historian and former educator who has written hundreds of articles. He is the author of several books on film, including The Fall of Buster Keaton (2010 ) , Early Charlie Chaplin (2012), The Elvis Movies (2014), and James Cagney Films of the 1930s (2014) and coauthor with Terri Niemi of Buster Keaton?s... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99
As early as the 1840s, playwrights incorporated evolutionary theory into their work, reacting to a scientific advancement that changed the world. This book follows evolutionary theory in mainstream European and American drama and other theatrical entertainments, including circus, pantomime, and the “missing link? show. It writes female playwrights... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19
What might we dare to expect from an actor?s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood?s golden age. But the greatest... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and moral authority. Here was the picture-perfect black man, helping German nuns build a chapel in The Lilies of the Field and overcoming the prejudices of... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95
Ted Schwarz has written and coauthored more than 100 books. Among his bestselling titles are The Peter Lawford Story , The Kennedys: The Third Generation , and Rose Kennedy and Her Family . Patricia Lawford Stewart was Peter Lawford's last wife and she lived with him for eleven years until his death. more...
- City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 17.95
Carey Perloff is an award-winning playwright, theater director, and the Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco since 1992. She also teaches and directs in the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program. Perloff is a recipient of France?s Chevalier de l?Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the National Corporate Theatre Fund?s... 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...