Premiered in 1981, The Granny and the Heist (La estanquera de Vallecas) interweaves tense excitement, comic banter and moments of great tenderness in its examination of an area of Madrid equally ignored by Spain's nascent democracy as it had been under the Franco dictatorship. Contains a new critical introduction and language-teaching resources.
For the first time anywhere, the wit, wisdom, observations, rants, raves, and general ramblings of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, compiled in one essential volume. 100% official Rick and Morty, all the way through.
Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of the forty-five theatres which make the London stage what it is, with stories of the architecture and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage complete the picture.
Vivre Ici invites the reader on a journey through the vast viewing landscape of contemporary French documentary film, a genre that has experienced a renaissance in the past twenty years. The films explored are connected not just by a general interest in engaging the "real," but by a particular attention ...
The first book on municipal cinema in Britain, Forgotten Futures includes films from the Department for Public Health, documentaries and local authority films, and is written by film and cultural historian Elizabeth Lebas. The title focuses on the impact of city environments and reforms on society.
First performed about 1805, King Lear is one of the most relentlessly bleak of Shakespeare's tragedies. Probably written between Othello and Macbeth, when the playwright was at the peak of his tragic power, Lear's themes of filial ingratitude, injustice, and the meaninglessness of life in a seemingly ...
A to Z of Hollywood Style brings together style advice from the good, the bad and the beautiful to explore the allure of some of the world's best-loved film stars. From Alfred Hitchcock on elegance to Sophia Loren on sex appeal, it is packed full of stylish tips for would-be starlets, or simply those who long for a more glamorous age.
Screening the East considers German filmmakers' responses to unification. In particular, it traces the representation of the East German community in films made since 1989 and considers whether these narratives challenge or reinforce the notion of a separate East German identity.
Each sketch reveals the author's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction and comedy.Charmingly packaged and published with flair, Pocket Playhouse is the perfect gift for all theatre and comedy writers.
Renowned film journalist Ian Nathan delves into the extraordinary lives of the Coen brothers to reveal how they survived flops and triumphs alike, never once compromising their vision, to become two of the world's most interesting, distinctive and creative filmmakers.
'A great read' Brendan O'Connor, RTEIn nearly three decades as a performer, Tommy Tiernan has never wanted to play it safe. So, when it came to doing a chat show, he threw out the rule book: going in blind, not knowing who would turn up. It could be a global star, like Adam Clayton, or a statesman like ...
Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre is the first in-depth study of perhaps Britain's most influential twentieth-century theatre company. The book sets the company's aims and achievements in their social, political and theatrical contexts, and explores the elements which made its success so important.
The first book to document grass roots popular theatres which developed from within the working class Republican and Loyalist communities of Belfast and Derry during the latest phase of the four hundred year conflict between Ireland and Britain.