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Jacket smallTHESPIANS

by Michael Hasted

with a foreword by Penelope Keith

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December 2014

Paperback  402pp  £10.99

ISBN  978-1785103988

Also available on KINDLE

 

A CHARMED (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL) LIFE

by Robin le Mesurier

Published by The Book Guild   2017

Paperback   193pp

RRP   £9.99

ISBN  9781910878866

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SherYEAR OF THE FAT KNIGHT: THE FALSTAFF DIARIES

by Antony Sher

Published by Nick Hern Books  2015

Hardback 198pp

RRP   £16.99

ISBN 9781848424616

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by James Ellis

Published by Lagan Press, Londonderry, 2016

Paperback   176pp

£9.99

ISBN  9781908188557

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BanditsBANDITS! OR THE COLLAPSING BRIDGE

by David Mayer with Bryony Dixon.

Foreword by Neville Hunnings

Published by The Society for Theatre Research  2015

Paperback   84 pp plus CD

ISBN 978 0 85430 080

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A LION WAS LEARNING TO SKIA LION WAS LEARNING TO SKI

by Ranjit Bolt

November 2015

Hardback 230pp

RRP         £9.99

Published by Gibson Square

ISBN       9781783340828

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RIGBY SHLEPT HERE: A Memoir of Terence Rigby

by Juliet Ace

Paperback   248pp

Published by Country Setting   2015

£9.99

ISBN    9780955999864

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by Stephen Boswell

with a foreword by Sir Michael Codron

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Stone Trough Books   September 2014

Paperback     87pp

ISBN  9870992949709

RRP   £7.50

 

 

Rules of ActingTHE RULES OF ACTING

by Michael Simkins

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Ebury Press

ISBN  978-0091951283

 

 

 

 

 

National TheatreTHE NATIONAL THEATRE

by Daniel Rosenthal

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Oberon Books

ISBN  978-1840027686

 

 

 

 

 

To Bodiew GoneTO BODIES GONE The Theatre of Peter Gill

by Barney Norris

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Seren Books

240pp

ISBN 9781781721810

£14.99

 

 

Stage BloodSTAGE BLOOD

by Michael Blakemore

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Faber & Faber  September 2014

ISBN  978-0571241385

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol HippodromeSTAGE DOOR The Bristol Hippodrome 100 Years

by Gerry Parker and John Hudson

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Redcliffe Press with ATG (June 2014)

ISBN 9781908326249

 

 

 

Prince of Wales TheatreTHE HISTORY OF THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, LONDON, 1771-1903 

by Richard L. Lorenzen.

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Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press (1 Jun 2014)

ISBN: 978-1909291218

 

 

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by Ian Kelly

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Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Picador (11 Oct 2012)
Language: English
Price  £18.99
ISBN 978-0330517836

 

 

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by Benedict Nightingale

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Paperback: 272 pages
Price:  £14.99
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd. (1 Nov 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1849432337

 

 

 

AshwellLENA ASHWELL

by Margaret Leask

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Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press (6 Jun 2012)
Price  £25
ISBN-13: 978-1907396649

 

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Final Jacket SmallA THEATRE FOR ALL SEASONS

by Michael Hasted with a foreword by Steven Berkoff

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Price  £17.99
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Jeremy Mills Publishing (30 Sep 2011)
ISBN: 978-1906600617

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In Depth ActingIN DEPTH ACTING by Dee Cannon. Foreword by Pierce Brosnan.

An essential guide to tackling the Stanislavski technique by former Senior Acting teacher at RADA and current freelance acting coach, Dee Cannon. Filtering out the complexities of the system and offering up a dynamic, hands-on approach, it provides a comprehensive understanding of character, preparation, text, subtext and objectives.

In-Depth Acting takes the reader through the stages of auditioning, be it drama school or professional, theatre, TV or film and advises actors on how to approach a part once they ve landed it so that they can make strong, imaginative choices by looking at themselves and their character in depth.

Young actors can better their craft, more experienced professionals can dip in and out for tips and directors will find a wealth of exercises that they can use with their cast to create 3-dimensional, truthful characters.

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd. (5 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849432325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849432320
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.8 x 19.3 cm

 

TALES OF THE TRICYCLE THEATRE  by Terrry Stoller

Tricycle TheatreTales of the Tricycle Theatre provides an inside look at the history of the north London theatre which has achieved renown with its staging of black, Irish, verbatim and political drama. Drawing extensively on archival research and interviews with actors, playwrights, directors, designers and board members, the book documents and celebrates the work of one of London’s most artistically exciting and politically engaged theatres.

Terry Stoller presents the Tricycle’s story, giving you a front-row view of the theatre’s productions, including:

– the work of generations of black British writers, from Mustapha Matura and Alfred Fagon to Roy Williams, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bola Agbaje

– Irish plays ranging from Bernard Shaw’s John Bull’s Other Island to Brendan Behan’s The Hostage

– its critically lauded political play cycles The Bomb – A Partial History and The Great Game: Afghanistan, the latter performed at the Pentagon in 2011

‘[The Tricycle Theatre] has been both defiantly local and proudly international, it has held a mirror up to British society, and, above all, it has proved that political engagement is not incompatible with the highest artistic standards. It has helped make my life as a critic worthwhile . . .’ Michael Billington

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Methuen Drama (20 Jun 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1408183803
ISBN-13: 978-1408183809
Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 2 cm
Price:  £16.99

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PLAYED IN BRITAIN: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays Kate Dorney & Frances Gray

81lZqnci0nL._SL1500_Published in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Musuem, Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays explores the best and most influential plays from 1945 to date. Fully illustrated with photos from the V&A’s collections and featuring a commentary on each play and period, the book provides a sumptuous treat for theatre-lovers.

Opening with J. B. Priestley’s classic play from 1946, An Inspector Calls, and ending with Laura Wade’s examination of class privilege and moral turpitude in Posh over sixty years later, Played in Britian offers a visual history of post-war theatre on the British stage. Arranged chronologically the featured plays illustrate and respond to a number of themes that animate post-war society: censorship and controversy; race and immigration; gender and sexuality; money and politics.

An essay on each period first sets the context and explores trends, while the commentary accompanying each play illuminates the plot and themes, considers its original reception and subsequent afterlife, and finishes by suggesting other plays to explore. Photographs from the V&A’s extensive collection illustrate each play, providing further insight into stage and costume designs, and include iconic images from the premieres of major plays such as Waiting for Godot and Look Back in Anger.

Illustrated throughout with stage production photography, Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays presents a unique and visually stunning panorama of key dramatic works produced in Britain over the past seventy years. From An Inspector Calls to The Rocky Horror Show, or Abigail’s Party to Waiting for Godot, fresh light is thrown on the impact, aesthetics and essence of these key plays.

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Methuen Drama (14 Feb 2013)
Price:   £25
ISBN-13: 978-1408164808
Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 2 x 27.6 cm

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