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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Elizabeth Taylor

ISBN 9781844574865
Publication Date September 2012
Formats Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series Film Stars

The first in-depth academic analysis of Elizabeth Taylor's work in film. It examines her distinctive features as a performer and shows how various aspects of her performance repertoire evolved along with her star persona, during the course of her career, both on and off screen.

SUSAN SMITH is Senior Lecturer in
Film Studies at the University of
Sunderland, UK. She is the author
of Voices in Film (in Close-Up 2,
2007), The Musical: Race, Gender
and Performance
(2005), which
was selected as a CHOICE
Outstanding Academic Title in
2006, and of Hitchcock: Suspense,
Humour and Tone
(2000).

Introduction
Riding to Stardom
The Animal Returns
Acting on Instinct?
Compassion
Coda: Moving On
Notes
Bibliography
Filmography
Index

Reviews

Smith packs her slim volume with telling detail and a vivid re-evaluation of the actress' incredible flair for engaging with audiences.' - Total Film
'A first rate piece of analysis that will interest fans and budding performers alike.' - eyeforfilm.co.uk
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