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            Tikki & John: An Entertaining Life
               

            Tikki & John: An Entertaining Life (Hardback)

            By Newman, John; McNab, Nan; Interviewer Nimmervoll, Ed

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            John Newman's memoir about his entertaining life with theatrical star Tikki Taylor, and the establishment of the first theatre restaurant in Australia. Their careers paralleled the development of Australian theatre and the golden age of musical theatre with J. C. Williamson. They... went on to form a dynasty which continues to provide entertainment to this day, starting with old-fashioned music-hall style entertainment and developing into sophisticated cutting-edge theatre restaurant entertainment in Australia and overseas.
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            ISBN 9780646815145
            Released AU 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages
             

            Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages (EPUB ebook)

            By Rose, Phyllis; Introduction by Heti, Sheila

            In Parallel Lives, Phyllis Rose examines five famous Victorian marriages. Raising questions about the politics of sex and the expectations of marriage, she probes inherited myths and assumptions.

            ISBN 9781911547532
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            Released AU 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Daunt Books
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            The Mystery of the Real Letters of the Canadian Artist Alex Colville and Biographer Jeffrey Meyers
             

            The Mystery of the Real Letters of the Canadian Artist Alex Colville and Biographer Jeffrey Meyers (EPUB ebook)

            By Meyers, Jeffrey

            The work of Alex Colville, O.C. (1920-2013), one of the great modern realist painters, combines the Flemish detail of Andrew Wyeth, the eerie foreboding of George Tooker and the anguished confrontations of Lucian Freud. Behind the North Americans stands their common master, Edwar...d Hopper. Colville's works are in many museums in Canada and Germany. He has affinities with Max Beckmann and appeals to the German "secondary virtues": cleanliness, punctuality, love of order. In a long life he resolutely opposed the fashionable currents of abstract and expressionistic art. In contrast to Jackson Pollock's wild action painting, Colville created paintings of contemplation and reflection. As Jeffrey Meyers writes: I spent several days with Colville on each of three visits from California to Wolfville. I received seventy letters from him between August 1998 and April 2010, and kept thirty-six of my letters to him. He sent me photographs and slides of his work and, in his eighties, discussed the progress and meaning of the paintings he completed during the last decade of his life. His handwritten letters, precisely explaining his thoughts and feelings, provide a rare and enlightening opportunity to compare my insights and interpretations with his own intentions and ideas. He also discussed his family, health, sexuality, politics, reading, travels, literary interests, our mutual friend Iris Murdoch, response to my writing, his work, exhibitions, sales of his pictures and of course the meaning of his art. His letters reveal the challenges he faced during aging and illness, and his determination to keep painting as health difficulties mounted. He stopped writing to me when he became seriously ill two years before his death. In this context the late paintings, presented in colour in this book, take on a new poignancy.
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            ISBN 9781782846840
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            Released AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            The Nightingale's Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz
              

            The Nightingale's Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz (EPUB ebook)

            By Wolf, Thomas

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            A moving and uplifting history set to music that reveals the rich life of one of the first internationally renowned female violinists

            ISBN 9781643131627
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            Released AU 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins
             

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            By Leontis, Artemis

            The first biography of a visionary twentieth-century American performer who devoted her life to the revival of ancient Greek cultureThis is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874-1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver be...st known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, as Artemis Leontis reveals, Palmer's most spectacular performance was her daily revival of ancient Greek life. For almost half a century, dressed in handmade Greek tunics and sandals, she sought to make modern life freer and more beautiful through a creative engagement with the ancients. Along the way, she crossed paths with other seminal modern artists such as Natalie Clifford Barney, Renee Vivien, Isadora Duncan, Susan Glaspell, George Cram Cook, Richard Strauss, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, Henry Miller, Paul Robeson, and Ted Shawn.Brilliant and gorgeous, with floor-length auburn hair, Palmer was a wealthy New York debutante who studied Greek at Bryn Mawr College before turning her back on conventional society to live a lesbian life in Paris. She later followed Raymond Duncan (brother of Isadora) and his wife to Greece and married the Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos in 1907. With single-minded purpose, Palmer re-created ancient art forms, staging Greek tragedy with her own choreography, costumes, and even music. Having exhausted her inheritance, she returned to the United States in 1933, was blacklisted for criticizing American imperialism during the Cold War, and was barred from returning to Greece until just before her death.Drawing on hundreds of newly discovered letters and featuring many previously unpublished photographs, this biography vividly re-creates the unforgettable story of a remarkable nonconformist whom one contemporary described as "the only ancient Greek I ever knew."
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            ISBN 9780691187907
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            Released AU 5 Mar 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Lunch with the FT: A Second Helping
              

            Lunch with the FT: A Second Helping (EPUB ebook)

            By Barber, Lionel

            Lunch with the Financial Times has been a permanent fixture in the Financial Times for almost 25 years, featuring presidents, film stars, musical icons and business leaders from around the world. The column is now as well-established institution which has reinvigorated the art of... conversation in the convivial, intimate environment of a long boozy lunch. On its 25th anniversary, Lunch with the Financial Times 2 will showcase the most entertaining, incisive and fascinating interviews from the past five years including those with Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Richard Branson, Yanis Varoufakis, Zadie Smith, Nigel Farage, Russell Brand and David Guetta, illustrated in full colour with James Ferguson's famous portraits.
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            ISBN 9780241400715
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            Released AU 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade
             

            Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keefe, Simon P.

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            This biography focuses on Mozart's career as a performer-composer in Vienna. Covering all of his greatest Viennese works, and many others that are often marginalized, it highlights his remarkable ability to engage with the competing demands of singers and instrumentalists, publis...hing and public performance, and concerts and dramatic productions.
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            ISBN 9781107539174
            Released AU 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            Gulpilil
             

            Gulpilil (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

            By Rielly, Derek

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            It's been almost fifty years since a teenage David Gulpilil illuminated screens worldwide with his breakout role in Walkabout. It was one of the first times we'd seen an Aboriginal person cast in a significant role and only four years after Holt's referendum to alter the constitu...tion and give Indigenous people citizenship and, subsequently, the right to vote. Gulpilil quickly became the face of the Indigenous world to white Australian audiences. Charisma. Good looks. A competent, strong, mysterious man starring in films ranging from Crocodile Dundee to Rabbit-Proof Fence. But what has marked Gulpilil, despite his fame and popularity, is the feeling that he's been forever stuck between two worlds: a Yolngu man, a hunter, a tracker, who grew up in the bush in Arnhem Land outside any white influence; and a movie star flitting from movie sets to festivals. Able to exist in both worlds, but never truly home. From the author of the bestselling Wednesdays with Bob, Derek Rielly builds a narrative around his attempt to encapsulate the most beguiling and unconventional of Australian entertainers, observing Gulpilil's own attempt to find a place in the world. With interviews from notable icons and friends - such as Jack Thompson, Paul Hogan, Phillip Noyce, Craig Ruddy, George Gittoes, Gary Sweet and Damon Gameau - this book unriddles a famous enigma at last.
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            ISBN 9780369334695
            Released AU 24 Mar 2020
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            The Actor's Hustle: A Step by Step Guide to Getting Your Foot in the Door in TV and Film and How to Get Paid from Your Craft
             

            The Actor's Hustle: A Step by Step Guide to Getting Your Foot in the Door in TV and Film and How to Get Paid from Your Craft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Solomon, Shana; Neil, Carlington

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            The Actor's Hustle is a book designed to help Actors on all levels reach their career goals and start booking quality film & TV roles that will help them quit their day jobs and build powerful relationships in the entertainment industry and grow.

            ISBN 9781949303070
            Released AU 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher 1brick Publishing
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            Lar'-on-the-Air
             

            Lar'-on-the-Air (Hardback)

            By McCabe, Larry

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            This is the catchphrase used often when announcing who I was on the radio. For example, Hi, this is Lar'-on-the-Air, Larry McKay, sittin' in my chair, with all this hair. And how are you out there? It's an oft' times humorous journal of my many adventures over my career, encounte...ring a surprising number of celebrities readers will recognize. You'll find that I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time--sort of Forrest Gump-like. There are memorable moments with luminaries too numerous to mention here. Several interesting photos will be on display too.
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            ISBN 9781951461966
            Released AU 13 Jan 2020
            Publisher Goldtouch Press, LLC
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