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  • The Fatal Eggs

    ·3.78·4,468 Ratings
    As the turbulent years following the Russian revolution of 1917 settle down into a new Soviet reality, the brilliant and eccentric zoologist Persikov discovers an amazing ray that drastically increases the size and reproductive rate of living organisms. A
  • To the Actor

    ·4.14·462 Ratings
    How does an actor learn to: * Call up emotion? * Develop a character? * Strengthen awareness? These are essential techniques for every actor, and Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor explains, clearly and concisely, how to develop them. Chekhov's
  • The Story of a Nobody

    ·3.84·380 Ratings
    The Story of a Nobody is a profound and moving work of fiction, combining the political tensions of the day with a tale of deep poignancy and sorrow. With St Petersburg awash with extravagant, dissolute bureaucrats concerned only with increasing their vas
  • Orson Welles, Vol. 2: Hello Americans

    ·4.21·184 Ratings
    Simon Callow’s celebrated first volume of Orson Welles’s life concluded with the brash young director unveiling what would prove to be his—and arguably American cinema’s—greatest achievement: Citizen Kane. But instead of embarking on an illustri
  • Orson Welles, Vol. 1: The Road to Xanadu

    ·4.15·378 Ratings
    “A splendidly entertaining, definitive work.”—Entertainment WeeklyIn this first installment of his masterful biography, Simon Callow captures the chameleonic genius of Orson Welles as only an actor/director deeply rooted in the entertainment industr
  • The Forged Coupon

    ·3.87·537 Ratings
    Tolstoy’s final novella, The Forged Coupon is an ingenious study of the destructive powers of evil set against a brilliant depiction of Russian life.Inescapably in thrall to the power his crimes bring him, Stepan goes further and further down the path o
  • Being An Actor

    ·4.05·94 Ratings
    Few actors are more eloquent, honest or entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow. Being an Actor traces his stage journey from the letter he wrote to Laurence Olivier that led him to his first job, to his triumph as Mozart in t
  • The Squabble

    ·3.93·425 Ratings
  • Wings

    ·3.55·129 Ratings
    A key text in the history of gay literature, Wings was published in 1906 to the scandalized reaction of contemporary society and the generations which followed. Its central theme of aestheticized sensuality has drawn comparisons with the work of contempor
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