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Bad Guy!

Bad Guy!
Journal of a Hollywood Turkey

Bad Guy! is actor Steven Berkoff’s record of his time working on a Hollywood blockbuster.

The project promised to be a fascinating co-operative venture, with the director keen to stretch the actors and use their skills to improve a typically unimaginative and predictable script. Contracts were signed, flights were booked. Yet once filming began and the Hollywood machine kicked into gear, all deviations from the utterly banal were quashed. Input or personality was no longer required, instead the only response necessary was vacuous pandering to the whims of the purse-holders. This rollercoaster account of the frustrations created by mindless shackles on creativity shows the bright lights of Hollywood on a dimmer setting. 

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Approx 132 pages

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Richard II in New York
Kindle Edition
Steven Berkoff was asked to direct Shakespeare’s Richard II in New York in early 1994. It was a project he found fascinating: performing an Elizabethan play within the scrapers of Manhattan and the still rotting slums of the Lower East Side; between the steaming breath oozing out from the cracked pipes and the brutality of modern New York speak. New York became the backdrop and the energy centre which charged him each day and fed his inspiration.

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Approx 180 pages

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Metamorphosis DVD
Berkoff's final and most stunning production of Kafka's Metamorphosis in Japanese, with English subtitles.

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DVD Region 0 (region free).
Approx 105 minutes.
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A Prisoner in Rio

With the death of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs the diary of Steven Berkoff takes on an even greater significance.

In 1988 Steven Berkoff went to Rio to work with Ronnie Biggs on the screen version of Biggs's life in Brazil, and during the months on the film set he kept a diary which is funny, observant, opinionated and as passionate as anything Berkoff has yet written...'

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196 pages, hardback.
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East End Photographs

Photographs by Steven Berkoff.

Fifty years ago a keen young photographer, Steven Berkoff, captured the East End as it was then: the shops, the streets and particularly the people. Remarkable for the photography, and remarkable as social history.

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Steven Berkoff East End Photographs
 

 

88 pages, hardback. SIGNED COPY
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One-Act Plays

19 pieces by Berkoff published for the first time, including Biblical Tales and Six Actors in Search of a Director.

"Themes that haunt most of his work are present: his luxurious verbosity; his counterpoint of crude street patter and elegiac proclamation; sex wars; class wars; dislocation and abandonment of love in a thankless and unyielding world."
 

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408 pages, hardback.
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 DVDs

East End through the Ages

The story of London's East End, that exotic dumping ground of a great city, with its colourful, cheeky, soil-of-the-earth inhabitants is told by Steven Berkoff who grew up in the East End and lives there still.
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East

Berkoff's production of the stage version of his celebrated play ' East'.  Made the Royal National Theatre's top 100 plays of the century list.
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Approx 113 minutes plus 8 minutes special features
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Approx 115 minutes.
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Salome

Berkoff's Royal National Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome'.  Filmed for television in the Ginza Saison Theatre, Tokyo in 1992, starring Berkoff as Herod.
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DVD Region 0 (region free).
Approx 150 minutes.
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Coriolanus Berkoff's powerful production of Shakespeare's play, starring Berkoff as Coriolanus.  Filmed at the Tokyo Globe Theatre.
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Approx 144 minutes
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Tell-Tale Heart/ Silent Night DVD

Bringing together two of Steven Berkoff's classic one man performances adapted for television.  Exploring themes of obsession, compulsion and madness from 19th Century gothic horror to 20th Century urban isolation.

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The Trial

Berkoff's 2002 Royal National Theatre production of his own adaptation of Kafka's 'The Trial', with Berkoff appearing as Titorelli.
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Approx 142 minutes.
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Decadence DVD

A Special Edition, for the first time on DVD, the Berkoff film classic Decadence.
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West DVD

The sensational Channel 4 1984 production of West, available for the first time on DVD Set in the 1960s, the age of rock ‘n’ roll and teenage rebellions.

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Oedipus DVD

Steven Berkoff's take on the Oedipus story.

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 Videos

The Tell-Tale Heart

Berkoff's solo performance of Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart"- a horrific study of a demented personality.  Shot in November 2002 at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. Includes an interview with Berkoff.
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Salome

Berkoff's Royal National Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome'.  Filmed for television in the Ginza Saison Theatre, Tokyo in 1992, starring Berkoff as Herod.
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Coriolanus

Berkoff's powerful production of Shakespeare's play, starring Berkoff as Coriolanus.  Filmed at the Tokyo Globe Theatre.
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Approx 144 minutes
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The Trial

Berkoff's 2002 Royal National Theatre production of his own adaptation of Kafka's 'The Trial', with Berkoff appearing as Titorelli.
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Approx 142 minutes.
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 Books

Free Association

Steven Berkoff's autobiography.  This is essential reading for all those fascinated by the explosive dynamism that is Steven Berkoff and an inspiration to those entering the theatrical profession.

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410 pages, paperback.
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Plays 1

East, West, Greek, Sink the Belgrano!, Massage, Lunch, The Bow of Ulysses, Sturm und Drang.

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273 pages, paperback.
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Plays 2

Decadence, Kvetch, Acapulco, Harry's Christmas, Brighton Beach Scumbags, Dahling You Were Marvellous, Dog, Actor.

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233 pages, paperback.
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Plays 3

Ritual in Blood, The Messiah, Oedipus.

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218 pages, paperback.
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Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent

Steven Berkoff's remarkable memoir of misspent youth is evocative and compelling from the very first page

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232 pages, hardback.
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Tales from an Actor's Life

Tales from an Actor's Life is the latest book by Steven Berkoff.  "Acting must be one of the strangest professions since the rules are so flexible and few can agree even on the simplest of them".

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208 pages, hardback.
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You Remind me of Marilyn Monroe

Poetry by Steven Berkoff.

"Most of all in the night, suddenly feeling
desperately alone I awoke, forgetting for the
moment as I surface through the clouds of a
dream. Forgetting that my mate lay next to me,
my mate sleeping beside me... I turned to face
her suddenly, and in that one desperate second of
loneliness I turn to hold her fast but firm in my arms as if a
thousand years away and in that one desperate
second I rushed to seize her as if I had returned
home from a desperate voyage."

 

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  62 pages, softback.
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Richard II in NewYork

"...there is something fascinating about performing an Elizabethan play within the scrapers of Manhattan and the still rotting slums of the Lower East Side, between the steaming breath oozing out from the cracked pipes and the brutality of modern New York speak.  New York became the background and the energy which charged me each day for my work and fed my inspiration".
 

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  159 pages, softback.
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My Life in Food

Steven Berkoff has had an obsession with food commencing with his earliest childhood memories at his mother’s table and developed through his travels around the world as an actor out on tour. Away from the comforts of family and home cooking, food took on the role of companion and lover.

 

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  164 pages, softback.
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Tough Acts

Berkoff reflects on some of the world's most extraordinary people he has had the good fortune to work with on stage and on film... including Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Joan Collins, Sylvester Stallone and Eddie Murphy.
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  164 pages, hardback.
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Shopping in the Santa Monica Mall

Nothing escapes Berkoff's basilisk vision.  Something as apparently normal as shopping in the Santa Monica Mall becomes a Kafkaesque vision of hell.  A journey round the world at Berkoff's side. Brace yourself.
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226 pages, hardback
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Requem for Ground Zero

A poem written to pay homage to the unknown victims who died in the 911 tragedy, such as the window cleaner Roko Camaj.
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"the stuff of grand drama" (The Guardian)

"the writing has beauty and sincerity" (The Daily Telegraph)

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37 pages, paperback.
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The Secret Love Life of Ophelia

Hamlet and Ophelia express the infinite variety of their passion in a work which takes the form of an epistolary play in verse.
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Three Theatre Adaptations

The Trial, Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony.

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142 pages, paperback.
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Agamemnon
The Fall of the House of Usher

Adaptations of Agamemnon and Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.

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93 pages, paperback.
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Graft

Tales of an Actor.  11 short stories.
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Berkoff: Brutal, compassionate, brilliant.  Examines the actor's soul with a precision that is acutely painful and appallingly funny." (Richard E. Grant)

"He is a pioneer.  His views are both caustic and invigorating... I hope they will be read by anyone interested in the theatre and in the work of actors." (Paul Schofield)

 

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158 pages, paperback.
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Gross Intrusion

16 short provocative tales by Steven Berkoff.
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117 pages, paperback.
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Meditations on Metamoprhosis

Berkoff dissects and illuminates Kafka's story and his own stage adaptation.
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'Franz Kafka has found his perfect modern interpreter in Steven Berkoff.' Financial Times

 

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142 pages, paperback
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Corioilanus in Deutschland

Berkoff's journal of directing Coriolanus in Germany.
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160 pages, paperback.
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I am Hamlet

An intensely personal analysis by Berkoff of his 1979 production of Shakespeare's play in which he played the title role.
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"When you play Hamlet, you play yourself and play the instrument which is you." Berkoff says.  "If you make a good tune as an actor your best tunes will come out as Hamlet."

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209 pages, hardback.
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Shopping in Santa Monica

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