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Stars and Spies

Green, Julius & Andrew, Christopher

Stars and Spies

Stars and Spies

Stars and Spies

 

A vastly entertaining and unique history of spying and showbiz, from the Elizabethan age to the Cold War and beyond. Throughout history, there has been a lively crossover between show business and espionage.


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Beschrijving Stars and Spies

We travel back to the golden age of theatre and intelligence in the reign of Elizabeth I and onwards into the Restoration. We visit Civil War America, Tsarist Russia and fin de siecle Paris where some writers, actors and entertainers become vital agents, while others are put under surveillance. And as the story moves through the twentieth century and beyond, showbiz provides essential cover for agents to gather information while hiding in plain sight. At the same time, spying enters mainstream popular culture, in books, film and on TV. Starring an astonishing cast including Christopher Marlowe, Aphra Behn, Voltaire, Mata Hari, Harpo Marx, Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, Noel Coward, Alexander Korda, John le Carre and many others, Stars and Spies is a highly enjoyable examination of the fascinating links between the intelligence services and show business.


ISBN
9781847925299
Pagina's
502
Verschenen
NUR
677
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

Theatertheorie en -techniek