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The Big Show


The Big Show looks at the role played by cinema in British cultural life during World War One. Hammond shows how the British film industry and British audiences responded to the traumatic effects of the War, and contends that the War’s significant effect was to expedite the cultural acceptance of cinema into the fabric of British social life.





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9780859897587 | Published: 2006
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9780859899000 | Published: 2015
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British South Asian Theatres


Drawing on archive material and a series of personal interviews, this exciting new book reverses the neglect of this vital element in the history of contemporary theatre – the vibrant presence of South Asians in theatre in Britain.





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9780859898331 | Published: 2012
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9780859898324 | Published: 2012
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A Chorus Of Raspberries


This is the first full-length study of one of the most popular, profitable and persistent genres in British cinema. It redraws the map of British film history by arguing that comedy was the most successful, and important, genre of the 1930s, and that the very qualities which ensured the comedy film's low status are also its particular strengths.





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9780859896030 | Published: 2000
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Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre


This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.





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9780859898355 | Published: 2012
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9780859899093 | Published: 2015
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Extraordinary Actors


The extraordinary performers collected here have altered the history of popular entertainment in America and Europe. Some have rarely had their story told, others are familiar figures. The essays explore what made these performers extraordinary.





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9780859897358 | Published: 2004
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Going to the Movies


This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.





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9780859898126 | Published: 2007
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9780859898119 | Published: 2007
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9780859899161 | Published: 2015
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Marketing Modernity


In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.





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9780859898010 | Published: 2009
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9780859899321 | Published: 2015
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