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  • Vivien Leighby Michelangelo Capua

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00

    "Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm" Margaret Mitchell opened Gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O'Hara, but her words can hardly be applied to Vivien Leigh, the British actress who gave an unforgettable performance as the Southern belle. Leigh possessed a beauty... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The book series CDE Studies invites monographs (and collections) on issues in contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance. The book series is dedicated to the analysis and renegotiation of contemporary writers and plays and their historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological contexts. more...

  • Medieval English Dramaby Katie Normington

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Medieval English Drama provides a fresh introduction to the dramatic and festive practices of England in the late Middle Ages. The book places particular emphasis on the importance of the performance contexts of these events, bringing to life a period before permanent theatre buildings when performances took place in a wide variety of locations and... more...

  • Ray Winstoneby Nigel Goodall

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled.... more...

  • Hugh Laurieby Anthony Bunko

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due... more...

  • Matt Smithby Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Matt Smith was an aspiring youth footballer before a back injury in 2003 forced him to reconsider and he left his hometown of Northampton to study drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. He turned professional in his third year as the result of an outstanding performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and... more...

  • Mr Strangeloveby Ed Sikov

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.86

    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 ( On Sunset Boulevard - the story of Billy WIlder ) biographer Ed Sikov... more...

  • Reflecting the Audienceby Jim Davis; Victor Emeljanow

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    This innovative work begins to fill a large gap in theatre studies: the lack of any comprehensive study of nineteenth-century British theatre audiences. In an attempt to bring some order to the enormous amount of available primary material, Jim Davis and Victor Emeljanow focus on London from 1840, immediately prior to the deregulation of that city's... more...

  • Alastair Simby Mark Simpson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Alastair sim was an energetic character both on and off the screen. His idiosyncratic style of acting in films such as 'The Belles of St Trinian's' endeared him to a cinema-going audience desperate to escape the day-to-day dreariness of an invasive, bureaucratic post-war Britain. In private, he was a curiously contradictory character, prejudiced and... more...

  • Conversations with Peter Brook: 1970-2000by Margaret Croyden; Peter Brook

    Theatre Communications Group 2010; US$ 16.99

    An extended conversation with one of the giants of twentieth-century theater. more...