Author and Playwright
Anthony's latest books are The Wit and Wisdom of Barry Morse and Conversations at Warp Speed. Other books co-written with Robert E. Wood include Valiant for Truth: Barry Morse and his Lifelong Association with Bernard Shaw; Remember With Advantages (the theatrical memoir of actor Barry Morse); Stories of the Theatre; and Merely Players - The Scripts. His two-act stage drama Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship has been performed in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Actor, director, and author Barry Morse was a superb raconteur, he had a story or turn-of-phrase for every situation and circumstance. Presented here for the first time if a collection of some of the very best quotations - sometimes dubbed 'Barry-isms' - recorded over the course of his eight decades in show business. As Barry once wryly noted:
"My dearest enemies will say that I'm a sort of circus horse; that it's all done by numbers. But a trick is the name given to technique by people who haven't got any."
Barry worked ceaslessly around the world in his lifetime as actor, director, and occasionally as writer and producer. It has been determined that he played more than 3,000 roles on the stage, screen, and radio during his career. The Wit and Wisdom of Barry Morse: A Book of Quotations is available at Amazon.com and directly through the publisher at Createspace.
Conversations at Warp Speed features insightful interviews with actors who were there at the inception of the original Star Trek television series (Grace Lee Whitney, George Takei, Paul Carr, and James Doohan). They share their memories of the science fiction phenomenon and are joined by others who appeared in later series and film incarnations (Robin Curtis, Nick Tate, Bibi Besch, Armin Shimerman, and Kitty Swink). Other interviewees include producer and writer Eric A. Stillwell ("Yesterday's Enterprise"), and the creator of Star Trek himself - Gene Roddenberry. Not only limited to their various involvements with the classic show, a number of the conversations in this book more deeply examine the careers, backgrounds, and other notable work of the performers and professionals. It also includes a talk with Star Trek fans Marlene Daab and Carol Jennings, and bonus interviews with Corinne Orr, Gretchen Corbett, and Barry Morse. Available from BearManor Media and Amazon.com.
Remember with Advantages details the extraordinary journey of performer Barry Morse, 1918-2008. He candidly relates his childhood as a Cockney boy in the East End of London and his win, against all odds, of a full scholarship to the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 15. He describes how this unlikely beginning propelled him into an international career on stage and screen, including starring roles on Broadway, London's West End, and in television series such as The Fugitive, Space: 1999, and The Winds of War. He crosses paths with numerous notable figures along the way, including George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, Peter Cushing, Alfred Hitchcock, David Janssen, Robert Mitchum, and many others. One of the most versatile pros in show business, his book is more than just a memoir; it is a wealth of theatrical history and stands as testament to an era which is gone forever. Foreword by Martin Landau. Available from major booksellers such as Amazon.com and from the publisher at McFarland and Company.
This trade paperback edition includes twenty select scripts from the hit radio programs starring Barry Morse. The book is an incredible 548 pages in length and includes a special introduction written by Barry Morse, prior to this death, detailing the history and background of these shows. This material was the genesis for Barry's television series Presenting Barry Morse and his long-running hit one man stage show Merely Players. This volume contains material on such luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Ben Jonson, Charles Macready, Peg Woffington, Moliere, Henry Irving, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and many, many more figures of the Stage. The programs also featured a whole range of guest actors, including Toby Robins, Ruth Springford, Margaret Griffin, Kate Reid, and a number of others. Drama, tragedy and comedy combine with tales of actors, actresses, playwrights and critics to take you on a remarkable theatrical journey! Available from Amazon.com and directly from the publisher at Lulu Press.
This book contains the complete text of Barry Morse's hit one-man stage show Merely Players and his television series Presenting Barry Morse, with more than two dozen photos. The shows are tour de force presentations examining the lives of actors from Elizabethan times to the present day. From moving and heartfelt to comedic, they literally run the gamut of human emotion. Included in this volume are several vignettes from the life and career of "mere player" Barry Morse himself; others feature dozens of characters (several of them women) and even a couple of musical numbers! The material also includes pieces from Shakespeare, Edward and Joan Alleyn, Charles Dickens, Michael MacLiammoir, Anton Chekhov, Carl Bernard, and many others. A great printed record of the groundbreaking stage show that Barry Morse toured throughout the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Out of Print, used copies are occasionally available through Amazon.com and used book shops.
First published anonymously in 1894, this brilliant, biting novel by Robert Hichens (whose leading characters were based on Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas, whom the author personally knew) was an instant 'succes de scandale' on both sides of the Atlantic. The reviewer for The Observer wrote, "THE GREEN CARNATION will be read and discussed by everyone... nothing so impudent, so bold, or so delicious has been printed these many years." The book was withdrawn from circulation in 1895, but by that time the damage had been done. Robert Hichens later wrote two novels that were made into films (The Garden of Allah, and The Paradine Case), and his story How Love Came to Professor Guildea, has been frequently anthologized. This is the special hardbound collector's edition - it makes the perfect addition to any collection or library. Available from Amazon.com and from the publisher at Lulu Press.