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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Selina Todd
    Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784740825 | ISBN 10: 1784740829

    The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... more

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  • Cover image of book The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley
    The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley

    £15.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780762466641 | ISBN 10: 0762466642

    A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more

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  • Cover image of book Renegade Women in Film and TV by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements
    Renegade Women in Film and TV - by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780525574545 | ISBN 10: 0525574549

    A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry.   Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionising Television by Joy Press
    Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionising Television - by Joy Press

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571342440 | ISBN 10: 0571342442

    In recent years, the television landscape has seen the glorious rise of women to key positions of power within the industry, from writers to producers to directors. Successes like Shonda Rhimes’s Holy Trinity of shows as a producer — Grey’s Ana ... more

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  • Cover image of book Backwards & in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film by Alicia Malone
    Backwards & in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film - by Alicia Malone

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781633536173 | ISBN 10: 1633536173

    "...but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he (Fred Astaire) did, backwards and in high heels."(Bob Thaves) Women in film: When it comes to early Hollywood and the women who worked in it, it can be tough to sort out the exact truth. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema by Sophie Mayer
    Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema - by Sophie Mayer

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784533724 | ISBN 10: 1784533726

    Feminist filmmakers are hitting the headlines. The last decade has witnessed: the first Best Director Academy Award won by a woman; female filmmakers reviving, or starting, careers via analogue and digital television; women filmmakers emerging from S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celluloid Ceiling: Women Film Directors Breaking Through by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson (Editors)
    Celluloid Ceiling: Women Film Directors Breaking Through - by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson (Editors)

    £15.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780956632906 | ISBN 10: 0956632904

    Includes exclusive interviews with women directors   Essential resource for film students, gender studies courses and film fans alike   Now Kathryn Bigelow has made history as the first woman to win an Oscar for directing, is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography by Peter Rankin
    Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography - by Peter Rankin

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783190843 | ISBN 10: 1783190841

    My only gift is to grow a show, said Joan Littlewood, annoyed by what she had not achieved. Even so, her ability to do just that put her and her company, Theatre Workshop, head and shoulders above mid twentieth-century theatre.   In the year ... more

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    Can't Stand Up for Sitting Down - by Jo Brand

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780755355280 | ISBN 10: 0755355288

    The Stand-Up while Sitting Down Years...  Jo Brand tells the story of how she crawled to fame and fortune, managed to persuade someone to marry her and had some children at an age when she should have been in a bath chair on the seafront. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
    The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee - by Sarah Silverman

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571251278 | ISBN 10: 0571251277

    Sarah Silvermans father taught her to curse - at the age of three. She was a chronic bedwetter - until she was old enough to drive. She lost her virginity at age 19 - but didnt really know it. These are just a few of the outrageous true tales ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art, Theatre and Women
    Art, Theatre and Women's Suffrage - by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906582081 | ISBN 10: 1906582084

    An exploration of the creative explosion that occurred when the campaign for the vote brought together the talents of so many female writers and artists at the start of the 20th century.   An overview of the artists, designers, writers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Look Back in Hunger by Jo Brand
    Look Back in Hunger - by Jo Brand

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780755355259 | ISBN 10: 0755355253

    Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice she tells her story for the first time. What possessed her to become a professional comedian in the cut-throat world of stand ... more

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  • Cover image of book Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 to 2000 by Susan Croft (compiler and editior)
    Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 to 2000 - by Susan Croft (compiler and editior)

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906582005 | ISBN 10: 1906582009

    Staged in theatres by successive generations and proving relevant to contemporary audiences, these plays demonstrate the wit, theatrical skill and innovation of their creators in exploring timeless topics from marriage, morality and money to class co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Fatty by Dawn French
    Dear Fatty - by Dawn French

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099519478 | ISBN 10: 009951947x

    Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge ster ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sex on Stage: Gender and Sexuality in Post-War British Theatre by Andrew Wyllie
    Sex on Stage: Gender and Sexuality in Post-War British Theatre - by Andrew Wyllie

    £21.50   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781841502038 | ISBN 10: 1841502030

    In the post-war period, theatre provided an important critique of the way in which British society engaged with issues of the politics of gender and sexuality. Sex on Stage examines how British playwrights brought gender politics including womens se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lorraine: Between You and Me by Lorraine Kelly
    Lorraine: Between You and Me - by Lorraine Kelly

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780755317851 | ISBN 10: 0755317858

    National treasure Lorraine Kelly has been great company for years: a sunny, vivacious and loveable presence in your home. Now you can get to know her even better as, for the first time, she opens up about her life and tells her story in her own words ... more

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  • Cover image of book Driving Miss Smith: A Biography of Linda Smith by Warren Lakin
    Driving Miss Smith: A Biography of Linda Smith - by Warren Lakin

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780340932797 | ISBN 10: 0340932791

    Linda Smith (1958-2006) was a national treasure and voted wittiest person alive on Radio 4. From her childhood in Erith featuring her sweet smiling fascist grandmother and holidays abroad (to the Isle of Wight) to her early stand-up days ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures by Helen Mirren
    In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures - by Helen Mirren

    £18.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753824344 | ISBN 10: 0753824345

    Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress and the recipient of many awards, transferring without obvious effort from stage, cinema and television for over 40 years. Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Legacy of Efua Sutherland by Co-edited by Anne V. Adams & Esi Sutherland-Addy
    The Legacy of Efua Sutherland - by Co-edited by Anne V. Adams & Esi Sutherland-Addy

    £16.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780954702311 | ISBN 10: 095470231x

    This unique book published 11 years after ETSs death will rekindle an awareness of the cultural dynamism, activism and Diasporic connections that Efua Theodora Sutherland achieved through her lifetimes work.   Efua Sutherland, Ghana-born ed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box by Edited by Merri Johnson
    Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box - by Edited by Merri Johnson

    £17.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845112462 | ISBN 10: 1845112466

    The sexual politics of television culture is the territory covered by this ground-breaking book - the first to demonstrate the ways in which third wave feminist television studies approaches and illuminates mainstream TV. Leading voices in third wav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China by Rachel DeWoskin
    Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China - by Rachel DeWoskin

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781862079175 | ISBN 10: 186207917x

    Rachel DeWoskin arrived in Beijiing in 1994 to work for an American PR firm. Before long, though, she was starring as 'foreign babe' Jiexi in a twenty-episode television drama that was watched by an estimated six hundred million viewers. In Foreign ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship by Simon Callow
    Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship - by Simon Callow

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599766 | ISBN 10: 1854599763

    When Simon Callow first met Peggy Ramsay he could hardly have suspected that his encounter with the play agent would blossom into passionate love. There was the age difference for one thing: Callow was barely 30, Peggy was in her seventies. And then ... more

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  • Cover image of book Classical Monologues for Women by Marina Caldarone
    Classical Monologues for Women - by Marina Caldarone

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854598707 | ISBN 10: 1854598708

    This is the first of two volumes in a series offering fresh audition pieces for actors at all levels - selected and commentated by a greatly experienced teacher and director.  As an actor at any level - from school exam to professional casting - ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre by Robert Leach
    Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre - by Robert Leach

    £22.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780859897600 | ISBN 10: 0859897605

    This book is the first in-depth study of Theatre Workshop, 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 el ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq - by Jo Wilding

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456483 | ISBN 10: 1904456480

    'Don't shoot the clowns!' As a circus performer in a war zone these are the fist words you need to know in English and Arabic, especially if you are trying to help wounded civilians in a city under siege.Don't Shoot the Clowns is Jo Wilding's accoun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television by Kim Akass & Janet McCabe (editors)
    Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television - by Kim Akass & Janet McCabe (editors)

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845111793 | ISBN 10: 1845111796

    The L Word captured international attention when it first appeared on American screens in January 2004. The groundbreaking primetime drama from Showtime is about a group of lesbian & bisexual friends living & loving in Los Angeles, and challenges tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Centre of the Bed by Joan Bakewell
    The Centre of the Bed - by Joan Bakewell

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780340823118 | ISBN 10: 0340823119

    The story of Joan Bakewell's life and times spans the Blitz in Manchester, Cambridge during the glittering era of Michael Frayn, Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller et al, London at its most exciting in the swinging sixties and the world of the media and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Book by Whoopi Goldberg
    Book - by Whoopi Goldberg

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780751526332 | ISBN 10: 0751526339

    "Here's where I'm supposed to say all kinds of hip, Whoopi-esque stuff to get you to buy the book... when I tell you in my own inimitable way, how uproarious and provocative this book is, how OUT THERE and cutting edge... Or, I could say things like, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Better a Shrew Than a Sheep; Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England by Pamela Allen Brown
    Better a Shrew Than a Sheep; Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England - by Pamela Allen Brown

    £23.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780801488368 | ISBN 10: 0801488362

    In a study that explodes the assumption that early modern comic culture was created by men for men, Pamela Allen Brown shows that jest books, plays, and ballads represented women as laugh-getters and sought out the laughter of ordinary women. Disputi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Victoria Wood: The Biography by Neil Brandwood
    Victoria Wood: The Biography - by Neil Brandwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780753511244 | ISBN 10: 075351124x

    Victoria Wood's wit and humour have endeared her to millions of TV viewers for over three decades. Writer, producer and actress on television shows such as As Seen on TV and Dinnerladies, Victoria Wood has been voted the funniest woman in Britain and ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre by Anne Bogart
    A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre - by Anne Bogart

    £27.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780415238328 | ISBN 10: 0415238323

    A Director Prepares aims to offer a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly of the courage required to create "art with great presence".  Each chapter tackles one of the seven major a ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Contact with the Gods? Directors Talk Theatre by Edited by Maria Delgado and Paul Heritage
    In Contact with the Gods? Directors Talk Theatre - by Edited by Maria Delgado and Paul Heritage

    £14.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780719047633 | ISBN 10: 0719047633

    In 1994 the Arts Council of Great Britain brought together a number of theatre directors as part of the City of Drama celebrations.  This is a collection of interviews and discussions with directors who have helped shape the development of theat ... more

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