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Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death
This illustrated collection documents Quarantine's large scale performance work, Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., together with a collection of writings from many different disciplines and perspectives on its various themes, specifically regarding the human life cycle and human relationships to time. -- .
Entertaining the Troops: 1939-1945
Hollywood Dogs: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
Hollywood Dogs showcases a fine selection of photographs from the famous John Kobal Foundation. Taken between 1920 and 1960 during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Performing Hamlet: Actors in the Modern Age
Making Site-Specific Theatre and Performance: A Handbook
This practical, accessible and far-reaching guide to making site-specific theatre and performance emphasises the diversity of approaches to the practice, and explores key principles of space and site.
Stanislavski: An Introduction
The Stanislavski "system" is still the only comprehensive method of actor training we posses. This text traces the growth of the "system" from its roots in the tradition of Russian realism, and charts the various phases it went through until the final emergence of the Method of Physical Action.
Simon Cadell: The Authorised Biography
`Simon Cadell: The Authorised Biography' tells for the first time the story of the beloved Hi-de-hi! star. From troubled childhood, through theatre school at the Bristol Old Vic and onto a 20-year award-winning stage career, Cadell was cut down in his prime at forty-five as he had seemed set to become one of the greatest actors of his generation.
Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary
Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chereau
Do You Know Who I Am?: A Memoir
Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov
Reframing the Musical: Race, Culture and Identity
This critical and inclusive edited collection offers an overview of the musical in relation to issues of race, culture and identity. Bringing together contributions from Cultural, American and Theatre Studies for the first time, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on musical theatre history, calling for a radical and inclusive new approach.
Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia
The Christopher Lee Encyclopedia encompasses all of the films in the distinguished actor's prolific career, from his early roles in of the 1940s to his work in some of the most successful film franchises of all time. This reference volume highlights Lee's iconic roles in horror cinema as well as his non-horror films over the years.
Start To Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking
Need for Words: Voice and the Text
Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary
Antonin Artaud: Drawings and Portraits
Philosophical and biographical accounts of Antonin Artaud's late visual work, all reproduced in color.
Witness Onstage: Documentary Theatre in Twenty-First-Century Russia
Witness Onstage is a detailed study of the remarkable growth of documentary theatre forms in Russian since the early 2000s. It draws on the author's work as a performer, producer, and researcher of documentary theatre both in Russia and internationally to provide new perspective on the mechanics of theatre as a venue for civic engagement. -- .
Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself
(And what does that even mean?) Here, Alda listens in on things he's heard himself saying at critical points in his life - from the turbulence of the 60s, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, and to the ache of September 11.
Stanislavski and the Actor: The Final Acting Lessons, 1935-38
Between 1935 and 1938, Stanislavski did his final work in Moscow with a group of 11 young actors and directors trained in his special "system". This volume contains a full translation of verbatim transcriptions of Stanislavski's notes and practical exercises from these sessions.
'Death of a Salesman' in Beijing
Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir
Alan Cumming's compelling and moving memoir about his childhood and a thrilling family mystery. WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE2015
Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branagh
Great Shakespeare Actors provides a series of well-informed, well-written, illuminating, and entertaining accounts of many of the most famous stage performers of Shakespeare in both England and America, offering a concise, actor-centred history of Shakespeare on the stage.
Do You Mind If I Smoke?: The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding
"Do You Mind If I Smoke?" is the astonishing and often hilarious life story of a national treasure, told for the first time in a special edition hardback book to be published on the eve of actress Fenella Fielding's 90th birthday this November.
Shakespeare in the Theatre: The National Theatre, 1963-1975: Olivier and Hall
Ritual Theatre of Theodoros Terzopoulos
Peggy to her Playwrights: The Letters of Margaret Ramsay, Play Agent
An inspiring collection of letters written by play agent Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) to her numerous clients.
Passions of Peter Sellars: Staging the Music
Recognised as one of the most innovative and influential directors of our time, Peter Sellars has produced acclaimed - and often controversial - versions of many beloved operas and oratorios. He has also collaborated with several composers to create challenging new operas. This volume explores the development of his style.
Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History
Edwin Forrest was the foremost American actor of the nineteenth century. This full-length biography examines Forrest's personal life while acknowledging the impossibility of separating it from his public image. Included is a historical chronology of every known performance the actor gave.
On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu
A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of Citizen Kane. Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Welles biography.
Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie
Rise above!: Letters from Tyrone Guthrie details the life and letters of the celebrated theatrical director whose influence on international theatre lives on.
Performing King Lear: Gielgud to Russell Beale
A unique exploration of the challenges and rewards of performing "King Lear "based on interviews with leading actors and directors.
Beside Myself: An Actor's Life
Discusses what it is to be an actor, describing the journeys the author undertakes in order to inhabit the roles for which he is famous including "The History Man" (his TV breakthrough), "Macbeth", the "Fool" (to Michael Gambon's "Lear"), "Tamburlaine", "Cyrano", "Adolf Hitler", "Stanley Spencer" and "Richard III".
Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families
Henry Irving - a merchant's clerk who became the saviour of British theatre - and Ellen Terry, who made her first theatre appearance as soon as she could walk, were the king and queen of the Victorian stage.
Charismatic Chameleon: The Actor as Creative Artist
Focuses on the psychology of acting and the phenomenology of creativity. Beginning with the premise that actors are creative artists, and tracing individual creativity to six distinct temperaments (personality types), this title demonstrates how actors can tap the profound resources of the psyche in even the most stress-filled situations.
Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works: Theatre * Opera * Film
A work on the extraordinary life and work of Franco Zeffirelli that features photographs which trace the arc of Zeffirellis career, from the spectacular opera productions of Don Giovanni and La Boheme, to such award-winning films as "Jesus of Nazareth" and "Tea with Mussolini".
Drama Games for Actors: Exploring Self, Character and Text
A new title in the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series - another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in rehearsals.
Victorian Somebody: The Life of George Grossmith
Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'
Some Sort of Life
Discusses about Jan Sargent early life training as an actress in London during the war, the origins of her very left-wing politics and absolute commitment to justice. Her views are reflected in her feelings about people, and hold revelations and reflections on her relationships with friends, lovers, colleagues and the theatre world.
Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art
Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner
Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography
The official biography of pioneering theatre maverick Joan Littlewood, published to mark her centenary in October 2014.
Playhouse Wills: 1558-1642
Now available in paperback, this edition constitutes an archive of source materials in the field of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. It is a collection of over one hundred wills left by those who participate in the life of the theatre - from actors and dramatists to carpenters and costumiers. -- .
Actors' Crucible: Port Talbot and the Making of Burton, Hopkins, Sheen and All the Others
The town of Port Talbot has long been seen (quite literally) as synonymous with the steel industry. Yet it also has another claim to fame as the actors' capital of Wales. It has produced a remarkable number of actors since the inter-war years.
Brecht: A Practical Handbook
A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice.
It's All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells
Splendid Years: The Memoirs of an Abbey Actress and 1916 Rebel
Beckett, Lacan and the Voice