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📒John Bell 1745 1831 A Memoir ✍ Stanley Morison
✏John Bell 1745 1831 A Memoir Book Summary : John Bell (1745-1831) was an English publisher. The Dictionary of National Biography has Charles Knight calling Bell a 'mischievous spirit, the very Puck of booksellers'. His 109-volume, literature-for-the-masses Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill, which rivalled Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1781), was published from 1777 to 1783. Each volume cost just six shillings, at a time when similar volumes usually cost many times that. The drawings and illustrations with which Bell adorned his publications influenced later publishers, as did his abandonment of the long S. Most notable, perhaps, was Bell's joint-stock organisation of his publishing company, which defied 'the trade' - at the time, forty dominant publishing companies - in order to establish a monopoly on the best publications. In addition to the immense Poets of Great Britain, Bell also published similar volumes on Shakespeare and the British Theatre, as well as the Sunday newspaper Bell's Weekly Messenger and other periodicals.
📒Bell S British Theatre ✍ John Bell
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📒Bell S Classical Arrangement Of Fugitive Poetry ✍ John Bell
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📒On Regimen And Longevity ✍ John Bell
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📒The Principles Of Surgery ✍ John Bell
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📒John Bell ✍ John Bell
✏John Bell Book Summary : An entertaining and insightful memoir of a celebrated life spent joyously in theatre. John Bell, Australia's foremost Shakespearian actor and director, writes of family, friends, colleagues, plays and roles. Spiced with intriguing anecdotes and strong opinions, illustrated with 32 pages of fascinating photos, this is perfect for anyone interested in theatre.
📒Observations On Italy ✍ John Bell
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📒On Shakespeare ✍ John Bell
✏On Shakespeare Book Summary : With humour, wit and a lifetime of experience this is a fascinating backstage pass to the life and plays of the Bard from Australia's best-known Shakespearean actor and director, John Bell. It's Shakespeare and his world as you've never read before. 'So I'm sitting here backstage, waiting for my entrance, caked in fake blood and taking part in a play that is brutal, nihilistic and offensive according to all criteria of 'good taste'. And it's thrilling.' Did Shakespeare really write all those plays? Why do you do Shakespeare in modern dress? How do you prepare a role? What's it like doing a long run? Did he believe in ghosts? Was he a subversive ...? Every day, after every performance, around the world, theatregoers ask these sorts of questions. And in ON SHAKESPEARE, John Bell, actor and director, a man who thinks, breathes and interprets Shakespeare's canon every day of his life, gives his response based on experience and reflection. After many years of reading, performing and directing Shakespeare, in the UK and in Australia with the Bell Shakespeare Company, John Bell offers us a unique 'backstage pass' to the histories, tragedies, comedies and romances and a memorable insight into the sonnets. John Bell's passionate relationship with Shakespeare informs and deepens our understanding of the man and his works. ON SHAKESPEARE is vivid, accessible and fascinating-a book that confirms Shakespeare's enduring relevance to our lives.
📒The Anatomy Of The Human Body ✍ John Bell
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