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2015/16 Publication

Shakespeare for Everyman:
Ben Greet in Early Twentieth-Century America


By Don-John Dugas
with a foreword by Simon Callow

Only the second book ever published on Sir Philip Ben Greet  (1857-1936), this is the first to study his U.S. and Canadian tours. Popularising an 'Elizabethan manner' derived from William Poel, Greet's companies constituted what the New York Times called 'a travelling Shakespeare university'. This exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated book demonstrates how Greet's work has influenced both stage production and academic study of Shakespeare's plays to the present day.

Hardback, 404 pp, 36 illus (2016). ISBN 978 0 85430 081 5, £30/$60. 



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Theatres & Theatre Companies

Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge
by David Mayer, with Bryony Dixon
Bandits! centres on the earliest extant motion picture filmed in a British theatre...

Tales of the Tricycle Theatre
by Terry Stoller
This volume provides an inside look at the history of the north London theatre...

The History of the Prince of Wales's Theatre London 1771-1903
by Richard L. Lorenzen
In 1771 a new concert hall was built on a plot of land just off London's Tottenham...

The King's Theatre 1704-1867: London's First Italian Opera House
By Daniel Nalbach
A history of the Queen's Theatre, first built by Vanburgh for...

The New Theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields
By Paul Sawyer
A pamphlet describing the building in 1712 of the theatre where...

Under Two Managers:
the Everyday Life of the Thornton-Barnett Theatre Company 1785-1853

By Paul Ranger. The circuit of theatres operated by Henry Thornton and...

The York Theatre
By Sybil Rosenfeld
Written in 1948 for the governors of York Citizens' Theatre...

Old Wild's: A Nursery of Strolling Players
Being the Reminiscences of its Chief and Last Proprietor,'Sam Wild'
This is the first-hand story of a family-led company touring company...

Shakespeare and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre 1913-1929
By Claire Cochrane
Birmingham Rep, founded and run for many years by Barry Jackson...

Theatre in the Cotswolds: the Boles Watson Family and the Cirencester Theatre
By Anthony Denning, edited & extended by Paul Ranger
First placing Cotswold theatre in the context of Georgian provincial theatre...

Everymania: The Story of the Everyman Theatre Hampstead 1920-1926
By Norman MacDermott
The influential little Hampstead theatre, which mounted the first...

The Arts Theatre, London, 1927-1981
By Wendy and J.C.Trewin
Opened in 1927 with a restaurant, bars and a 324-seater theatre...

Off-Centre Stages:
Fringe Theatre at the Open Space and the Round House 1968-1983

By Jinnie Schiele. Before 1960 the notion that theatre might happen in any space...

The Theatric Tourist
By James Winston, a facsimile edited by Iain Mackintosh
This is the only account of British theatre written by a man who was...

Oxford Playhouse: High and Low Drama in a University City
By Don Chapman
Published to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its present home...


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Biographies

Shakespeare for Everyman: Ben Greet in Early Twentieth-Century America
by Don-John Dugas, with a foreword by Simon Callow
Only the second book ever published on Sir Philip Ben Greet, this is the first to study...

Lena Ashwell
by Margaret Leask
For Ellen Terry, Lena Ashwell was "a passionate voice". From her first appearance...

Meggie Albanesi: a life in the theatre
by Frances Gray
Born in 1899 Meggie Albanesi was the rising star of her generation...

A Chronicle of Small Beer: the life and times of a Victorian actress
By Winifred Dolan, edited by Andy Moreton, foreword by Katherine Newey
Though her career as an actress never reached great heights Winifred Dolan's...

To Serve the Purpose of the Drama: The Theatre Designs and Plays of Samuel Beazley 1786-1851 By Görel Garlick
This is the first biography of the architect of some of London's finest...

John Liston, Comedian
By Jim Davis
Unlike his contemporaries Kean and Kemble, John Liston is little...

Robson of the Olympic
By Mollie Sands
A favourite of Queen Victoria in the Olympic Theatre's burlesque...

George Frederick Cooke: The Actor and the Man
By Arnold Hare
A product of the Georgian provincial theatre, Cook became a star...

Mr Mathews at Home
By Richard L. Klepac
Charles Mathews, in 1808 the virtual originator of the one-man show...

Robert William Elliston, Manager
By Christopher Murray
A study of one of the most colourful characters of the Regency stage...

The Calverts: Actors of Some Importance
By Richard Foulkes
The careers of Charles and Adelaide Calvert reflect the changes...

Helen Faucit: Fire and Ice on the Victorian Stage
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William Terriss and Richard Prince: Two Characters in an Adelphi Melodrama
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When West End star William Terriss was murdered outside the...

Lilian Baylis: A biography
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A major reappraisal of one of the great figures of 20th-century British...


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Memoirs

Ifan Kyrle Fletcher: A Memorial Tribute
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Remembering Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, and his contributions to theatrical scholarship...

Roscius Anglicanus
By John Downes, edited by Judith Milhous & Robert D. Hume
A listing of plays and performers from the restoration of Charles II in 1660 up to...

Tavern Singing in Early Victorian London: The Diaries of Charles Rice for 1840 & 1850
Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Laurence Senelick
Rice was a messenger and attendant employed by the British Museum who spent ...

Robert Atkins: An Unfinished Autobiography
Edited by George Rowell
Director of Productions at the Old Vic for Lilian Baylis, Director of the...

The Britannia Diaries of Frederick Wilton
Edited by Jim Davis
Wilton, who was stage manager at the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, provides a...

A Bridges-Adams Letter Book
Edited with a Memoir by Robert Speaight
A collection of letters on theatrical topics from William Bridges-Adams, director...

The Journals and Notebooks of Sidney Race
Edited and introduced by Ann Featherstone
Covering 1892-1900, this is the record of a Nottingham man fascinated by...

Charles Edward Horn's Memoirs of his Father and Himself
Edited by Michael Kassler
Published here for the first time, in a copiously annotated edition, these memoirs...


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Stage Conditions & Practice

Theatre of Fire: Special Effects in Early English and Scottish Theatre
By Philip Butterworth
How medieval and renaissance stage-managers met demands for spectacular...

Shakespeare's Histories: Plays for the Stage
By Arthur Colby Sprague
Approaches to performance and interpreta-tion in these plays are discussed mainly...

The Stage Business in Shakespeare's Plays
By Arthur Colby Sprague
Though independent of it, this book adds to the author's Shakespeare and the...

The Doubling of Parts in Shakespeare's Plays
By Arthur Colby Sprague
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Victorian Theatrical Trades: Articles from The Stage 1883-1884
Edited by Michael R.Booth
Wigmakers, costumiers, hosiers, cobblers, printers, stage furnishers, marionette...


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General Titles

Pinacotheca Bettertonĉana
Edited by David Roberts
Listing approximately 600 books and more than 2,500 engravings and paintings...

Lydgate's Disguising at Hertford Castle: The First Secular Comedy in the English Language
Translated with a study by Derek Forbes
Acted before the boy king Henry VI, probably at Christmas 1427, this short play...

Foreign Theatrical Companies in Great Britain in the 17th and 18th Centuries
By Sybil Rosenfeld
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Performance and Spectacle in Hall's Chronicle
By Janette Dillon
Hall's Chronicle is known as a source used by Shakespeare but it is also a valuable...

Illustrated Playbills
By Derek Forbes
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Theatrical Street Ballads
Edited and introduced by J.W. Robinson
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Shakespeare in the London Theatre 1855-58
By Theodor Fontane, translated and edited by Russell Jackson
Reports on Shakespeare in London by a leading German writer seeking to...

The Shakespeare Tercentenary of 1864
By Richard Foulkes
A story of earnest endeavour and farcical misunderstandings attendant upon...

W.S. Gilbert's Theatrical Criticism
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Scenes from Provincial Stages: Essays in Honour of Kathleen Barker
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Essays written in appreciation of a distin-guished scholar, and reflecting...

Entertainment, Propaganda, Education: Regional theatre in Germany & Britain between 1914 & 1945 By Anselm Heinrich
A comparison of regional theatre in Britain and Germany that challenges assumptions...


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Reference

Politics of Pantomime
by Jill Sullivan
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The Juvenile Drama: A Union Catalogue
By George Speaight
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900: A Bibliography
Compiled by J.F. Arnott & J.W. Robinson
Incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A bibliographical account of English theatrical...

Directory of Performing Arts Resources
Compiled by Francesca Franchi assisted by Claire Hudson
A guide to the research facilities of, and theatre material held by, 561 UK collections.

Register of First Performances of English Operas & Semi-operas from the 16th Century to 1980 Compiled by Eric Walter White
Sorry, no further information available.

An Index to Tate Wilkinson's The Wandering Patentee
Compiled by C Beecher Hogan
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Journals

Theatre Notebook: Back Issues - vols 1-62 (1948-2009)
Available as individual issues in most cases.
See the Theatre Notebook archive more more information.

Theatre Notebook 1971-1986: index to vols 26-40
Compiled by Olive Youngs
In hardback, 133pp.

Theatre Notebook 1987-2005: index to vols 41-60
Compiled by Index Specialist (UK) Ltd
This is the hardback version of our free online version.

Theatre Notebook Binders
To hold two volumes (six issues).

The Masque
Curtain Press, 1946-1949
There is a range of options available for buying back issues.


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