John Gielgud’s long and distinguished career in the theatre forever changed our interpretation of the classical repertoire, and marked him out as one of the finest and most influential actors of all time. This authoritative and comprehensive biography is the definitive account of his life and glittering stage career on both sides of the Atlantic: in Shakespeare and other classics; in plays by contemporary dramatists such as Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, David Storey, Edward Bond and Alan Bennett; and in seventy films, including his Academy Award-winning role in Arthur.
Like other gay men of his time, Gielgud had to lead a double life outside the theatre. The book throws fresh light on his arrest for "importuning male persons for immoral purposes" in a public lavatory
and its aftermath, a traumatic event that nearly ended his career. It also illuminates his complex relationship with his great rival Laurence Olivier. The author’s research includes more than one hundred new interviews with key people from his life and career such as Kenneth Branagh, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Simon Callow and Eileen Atkins, and forty film and television directors, including Scott Hicks, Jane Campion, Hugh Hudson and Joseph Strick. It also draws on a large number of revealing, previously unpublished letters.
Jonathan Croall’s intimate biography is a unique in-depth look at a legend, known for his acting brilliance, his unforgettable voice, and his enormous contribution, both as actor and director, to theater and the performing arts.
Barnes & Noble will welcome New York Times bestselling author and living legend, Barbra Streisand, for a live, virtual discussion of MY NAME IS BARBRA, the long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television.
Get into the Christmas spirit with the highly anticipated studio cast album 'Humbug' by composer Philip David Stern. Experience the enchanting musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece, featuring Broadway talent and a captivating blend of orchestral, jazz, and musical theater. Visit NYSO's website for more information and an exclusive preview of the album.
Join Nelson Aspen for Happy Hour NYC Book Tour! Celebrate the release of 'Dancing Between the Raindrops,' a wild Coming-of-Age story set in 1980s New York City. Meet the author, enjoy specialty cocktails, and get signed copies of the book. Don't miss this unique event!
Don't miss the kickoff of the national book tour by local author, chef, and Italy travel specialist in Sarasota. Join them for an evening filled with culinary delights, inspiring travel stories, and the chance to uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine.
Discover the long-awaited release of Brent Carver's posthumous album, now available for streaming on various platforms. Fans of the acclaimed actor and singer can finally enjoy his musical talent and commemorate his legacy.
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing soundtrack composed by Johanna Telander for Quentin Garzón's 'Gray Land' short film. Available now on all major music platforms. Experience the perfect harmony between visuals and music.
A new audiobook of the live performance at the Gaiety Theatre earlier this year was released. 'Until the Sky Runs Out of Rain' is a play about growing old, love, and confronting mortality in a world affected by climate change.
Discover the transformative secrets of success in the streets and beyond with '48 Laws of Hustling: Don't Be A Statistic.' This groundbreaking self-help business book empowers readers to thrive in any entrepreneurial endeavor and rewrite their destinies.
Discover the new large print edition of the bestselling ukulele Christmas book. Perfect for beginners, this edition features easy-to-read notation and includes free online resources. Start playing your favorite Christmas songs on the ukulele today!
The world-renowned SITI Company has released a groundbreaking new book, 'SITI Company: This Is Not A Handbook.' Filled with anecdotes, backstage shenanigans, and intimate investigations of craft, this book captures the ensemble's 30 years of working together.
The Ultimate Dads have released their new book, The Ultimate First-Time Dad's Playbook, a comprehensive guide to fatherhood. Unlock the secrets of parenthood and become the MVP of your partner's pregnancy journey.