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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...
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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...
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...In a comic whirlwind of high style, La Bête tells the story of Elomire, a 17th century French playwright, and his touring acting troupe who have come to lead the high life due to the patronage of the fickle Prince of Conti. Sparks fly when...
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...A portrait of one of the greatest American food writers of the 20th century, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, whose writing transcended recipes and reviews to probe our deep-seated relationship to our appetites. Assembled from diaries...
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...In the mid-1950’s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. This searing docudrama from actual transcripts of the hearings reveals how decent people were persuaded...
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...An intense, chilling take on life behind bars, Jesus Hopped the “A” Train strikes a fine balance of “intellectual vigor and sophistication on the one hand and so much anguished passion on the other.” (The New York Times). A riveting work...

The Judiciary's “Lonely Splendor”: Courtroom TV and the Battle for Ideological Influence

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...At some point during every reality courtroom TV show the announcer or a title card will remind the audience that what they are about to see is real. Divorce Court boasts, “Real couples. Real disputes.” The People's Court announcer...
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...Gregory Itzin portrays the brilliant but flawed Lee Atwater, a self-styled master of negative campaigning and a tightly wound country boy from South Carolina, who rose to the chairmanship of the Republican Party. An L.A. Theatre Works...

Charisma

Ken Rea

Ken Rea is the senior acting teacher at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and artistic director of Koru Theatre. He has taught in national academies around the world and worked with many theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was also for 15 years a theatre critic for the Guardian. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Outstanding Actor : Seven Keys to Success

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Into the crowded lecture theatre at Guildhall walked a 73-year-old Al Pacino. His long hair was tousled, the trousers of his designer suit were sagging slightly around his trainers and his waistcoat was randomly buttoned. In the first...
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...How different would the world have looked had the Nazis been the first to build an atomic bomb? Werner Heisenberg, one of Hitler's lead nuclear scientists, famously and mysteriously met in Copenhagen with his colleague and mentor, Niels...