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  • The Fry Chronicles

    An Autobiography

    by Stephen Fry ...
    The British actor, writer, and comedy legend tells his story: “Funny, poignant . . . His prose feels like an ideal form of conversation.” —The Washington PostA #1 Sunday Times BestsellerWhen Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge, he was a convicted thief, an addict, and a failed suicide, convinced that he would be expelled. Instead, university life offered him love and the chance to entertain. He ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Born a Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Steven Berkoff Plays 2

    Decadence; Kvetch; Acapulco; Harry's Christmas; Brighton Beach Scumbags; Dahling You Were Marvelous; Dog; Actor

    Written with characteristic Berkoff flair and an understanding of the subtle power and violence of the English language, this second collection of his plays includes Decadence, described by the Guardian as being 'enthused with Berkoff's violent, imagist, vivid wordplay'. The collection also includes Kvetch, Acapulco, Harry's Christmas, Brighton Beach Scumbags, Dahling You Were Marvellous, Dog and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Teen Girls' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny

    by Alisha Gaddis ...
    Series series Applause Acting Series
    This cutting-edge, incredibly hysterical monologue book is specifically for teen girls who need the extra bang to land the perfect comedic role.Teen Girls' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny features monologues by writers and comics who have written and/or performed for Comedy Central, Backstage magazine, NBC, Huffington Post, The Onion, Second City, E!, and many more.This book is the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Postcolonial Plays

    An Anthology

    Edited by Helen Gilbert ...
    This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre.This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, ... Read more

    $64.99 USD

  • Performing Female Blackness

    Performing Female Blackness examines race, gender, and nation in Black life using critical race, feminist and performance studies methodologies.This book examines what private and public performances of female blackness reveal about race, gender, and nation and considers how the land widely known as Canada shapes these performances. By exploring Black expressive culture in familial, literary, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Rabbit

    A Memoir

    Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work"An absolute must-read" – Shondaland“[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York TimesThey called her Rabbit.Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat watched as her mother struggled to get by on... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Oh What A Lovely War

    Series series Modern Plays
    Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War, told through the songs and documents of the period. Devised and first performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London in 1963, it received the acclaim of London audiences and critics. It won the Grand Prix of the Théâtre des Nations Festival in Paris that year and has gone on to ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • James Acaster's Classic Scrapes - The Hilarious Sunday Times Bestseller

    by James Acaster ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard HerringJames Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like TASKMASTER, MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO... ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Waiting for the Punch

    Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast

    by Marc Maron ...
    "Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional."**— Entertainment Weekly"I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honestly like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he’s talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same."—John Oliver**From ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Dance with Demons

    The Life Jerome Robbins

    by Greg Lawrence ...
    The first biography of the celebrated Broadway and Hollywood choreographer and director—a complex man of extraordinary genius and overwhelming demons.His work on such legendary shows as The King and I, West Side Story, Gypsy, Funny Girl, and Fiddler on the Roof made him one of the most influential and creative forces in the history of American theater. His collaborators, friends, and enemies were ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Man And Superman (Mobi Classics)

    Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw was written in 1903 as a four act drama, responding to those who had questioned Shaw as to why he had never written a play based on the Don Juan theme. Man and Superman opened at The Royal Court Theatre in London on 23 May 1905 without the performance of the 3rd Act. A part of the act, Don Juan in Hell (Act 3, Scene 2), was performed when the drama was ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • An Ideal Husband

    by Oscar Wilde ...
    Series series Plays by Oscar Wilde
    An Ideal Husband is a witty and satirical play written by Oscar Wilde. Set in Victorian England, it centers around the characters of Sir Robert Chiltern, a successful and respected politician, and Mrs. Cheveley, a scheming woman from his past who threatens to ruin his reputation. Sir Robert's seemingly ideal life is turned upside down when Mrs. Cheveley arrives in London with evidence of a past ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Circus Age

    Culture and Society under the American Big Top

    A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Screen Gods: The Playboy Interview

    50 Years of the Playboy Interview

    It was never just an act. These leading men actually transformed into their on-screen characters—a modus operandi thats revealed in probing, wide-ranging and provocative interviews that first appeared in Playboy magazine. From method men Marlon Brando and Dustin Hoffman to multiple Oscar nominees Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon to co-stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, these indelible actors ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Leonard

    My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

    New York Times BestsellerLeonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Everything Was Possible

    The Birth of the Musical Follies

    by Ted Chapin ...
    Have you ever been curious about what it takes to get an original Broadway musical to opening night? Ted Chapin, college student at the time, had a front row seat at the creation of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, now considered one of the most important musicals of modern time. He kept a detailed journal of his experience as the sole production assistant, which he used as the basis for Everything Was ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Travesties

    by Tom Stoppard ...
    Series series Tom Stoppard
    "Travesties" was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theater and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • If Love were Oil, I'd be about a Quart Low

    A veteran of the Divorce Wars speaks out ... on growing up (Happiness is a Red-Headed Cheerleader), first love (She Wore Spaghetti, But I Loved Her Anyway), marriage (Panty Hose on the Show Rod and Raisins in the Rice), and divorce (Loneliness and No Clean Underwear). Grizzard even offers advice to the young (Never Kiss a Lady When Her Mouth is Full of Snuff) and how his mother gave him fresh ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • By Myself and Then Some

    by Lauren Bacall ...
    The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to project an audacious spirit and pursue on-screen excellence. The product of an extraordinary mother and a loving extended family, she produced, with Humphrey Bogart, some of the most electric and memorable scenes in movie history. After tragically losing Bogart, she returned to New York and a brilliant career in the theatre. A ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Mountaintop

    by Katori Hall ...
    Series series Modern Classics
    Exactly one year ago, I stood in that crumbling pulpit in Riverside and shouted that this war would be our own violent undoing, freedom's suicide . . . Well, I'll tell you, there weren't too many Amens that Sunday. But who is a man who does not speak his mind? He is not a man, but I am a man.The night before his assassination, King retires to room 306 in the now-famous Lorraine Motel after giving ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Germinal

    by Émile Zola ...
    Dans la plaine rase, sous la nuit sans étoiles, d'une obscurité et d'une épaisseur d'encre, un homme suivait seul la grande route de Marchiennes à Montsou dix kilomètres de pavé coupant tout droit, à travers les champs de betteraves. Devant lui, il ne voyait même pas le sol noir, et il n'avait la sensation de l'immense horizon plat que par les souffles du vent de mars, des rafales larges comme sur ... Read more

    $2.99 USD


    All the Stuff the Expectant Dad Needs to Know

    by George Lewis ...
    *****THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FIRST-TIME DADS'So funny you'll be glad you're having a baby!' - Josh Widdicombe'Great advice - funny enough to read if it wasn't.' - Romesh RanganathanAre you ready for fatherhood?DON'T PANIC - dad and comedian George Lewis is here with all the seriously useful practical and emotional advice that you need to keep you (and your partner) sane... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Hollywood, the Dream Factory

    An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers

    Powdermaker's study of the Hollywood film industry was an early example of anthropological research on contemporary American society. Her observations of the tensions between business and art in the film world led her to suggest that the social relations of the filmmaking process significantly affect the content and meaning of movies. Chapters include: Chapter 1 - Habitat and People, Mythical and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD