In addition to painting and his other endeavors in the realm of visual arts, Robert is the Author, co-Author or Editor of seven books focused on the subjects of theatrical memoirs and theatrical history (Valiant for Truth, Remember with Advantages, Such Stuff as Dreams..., Presenting Barry Morse & Merely Players, Stories of the Theatre, as well as two out of print titles: Anecdotes & Armadillos and Pulling Faces Making Noises), as well as books on cult film and television, including the 2010 release Destination: Moonbase Alpha - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to SPACE: 1999, and another title which will be announced in the near future.
VALIANT FOR TRUTH
Barry Morse and his Lifelong Association with Bernard Shaw
by Robert E. Wood and Anthony Wynn - Preface by Barry Morse
As a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Barry Morse met famed playwright George Bernard Shaw and his life was forever changed. Through a career spanning more than seven decades, Morse played over 3000 parts on stage, radio and in film and television (The Fugitive, Space: 1999), including all the plays of William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw.
Valiant for Truth pays tribute to Morse’s lifelong dedication to Shaw. Alternately dramatic and humorous, this fascinating book provides a thorough account of Morse’s life and career as a Shavian, including his time as Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival and President of the Shaw Society of England. Numerous photographs are included.
“Valiant for Truth is chock full of Shaviana that you won’t find anywhere else. The photographs alone are worth the price... Take a look!” - Richard Dietrich, International Shaw Society
“Valiant for Truth is an enjoyable and extremely well-written appreciation of my father’s work and thoughts... Even people who have only the vaguest awareness of my father’s career will find it entertaining.” - Hayward Morse, Actor
Available from: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, and directly from the publisher at Lulu.com.
Visit www.barrymorsebooks.com to learn more about this title and all other available books on Barry’s life and career.
“Such Stuff As Dreams...”
Images from a Lifetime in the Acting Trade
Edited by Robert E. Wood and Anthony Wynn
An amazing, limited edition, specially printed, hardbound volume featuring 370 pages containing more than 600 images from Barry Morse’s professional career and private life. The photographs are accompanied by reviews from throughout his career, extensive quotes, articles he wrote, talks he gave, and his thoughts on a vast array of topics. Packed with images and memories from his life, this book is an incredible reminder of an unforgettable man. This is an extra large format (11x13 inch) hardcover image-wrap coffee table book, with both colour and black & white photos throughout, printed on beautiful heavy quality glossy paper.
Barry’s son, Hayward Morse, writes:
“This book is a breath-takingly beautiful tribute to my Father.I could never have imagined owning such a glorious souvenir of his work and family. He, my Mother and my sister are always in my heart and thoughts but now they can be in my hands too! I cannot thank Robert and Anthony enough.”
Photographs in this book are courtesy of the Barry Morse Estate, Hayward Morse, Robert E. Wood, Anthony Wynn, and Melody Thamar Saunders. To purchase a copy of this amazing volume - likely the most comprehensive book of photographs and memories ever compiled on any actor in the history of the theatre - please visit Blurb Publishing.
This book has to be seen to be believed - you will be amazed (and we’re sure Barry himself would have been flabbergasted... and his flab wasn’t easily gasted!) The price is $174.95 US, which is the exact cost of production - the editors are not making a penny from sales of this book - it is offered as a loving tribute to a great man and dear friend.
Barry Morse fan Eric Bernard writes:
“Your Barry Morse book is MAGNIFICENT! I can’t believe how gorgeous this book is! Fantastic work! It must have taken months! So big and full of unseen photos, Barry’s life and career are so well represented... This has been made with true love. A thousand times BRAVO.”
Destination: Moonbase Alpha
The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to SPACE: 1999
By Robert E. Wood
Destination: Moonbase Alpha is the most comprehensive book ever published on Space: 1999, including extensive cast lists and detailed reviews of all 48 episodes, as well as the Message from Moonbase Alpha short film. Destination: Moonbase Alpha tells the incredible story of the making of a science fiction classic, told by the actors, writers and production crew who created it. The book is available worldwide. Reviewers and fans of the series have heaped praise upon the book: “Great... Fantastic... Amazing... An Absolute Triumph... Brilliant... Excellent... Awesome... Priceless... Definitive... Wonderful... A Masterpiece... Compelling... A Treasure Trove... Impressive... Intelligent... Highly Recommended... The Best... A Must-Have... Informative... Enlightening... A Page-Turner... Invaluable... Refreshing... Engrossing... Laudable... Essential... Superb... Amazingly Comprehensive...” and more! For more information, full reviews, and links to purchase the book please visit www.destinationmoonbasealpha.net .
REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES
Chasing 'The Fugitive' and Other Stories from an Actor's Life
By Barry Morse with Anthony Wynn and Robert E. Wood
The incredible theatrical memoir of Barry Morse, Remember With Advantages is available through: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, and directly from the publisher HERE.
This book details the extraordinary journey of performer Barry Morse. 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 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. The Foreword to the book is written by Academy Award-winning actor Martin Landau.
"Barry's life is a virtual history of the twentieth century... and deserves to be read by everyone on the planet, theatre-folk and civilian alike." - actor Martin Landau
STORIES OF THE THEATRE
The Radio Scripts of Barry Morse
Edited By Robert E. Wood and Anthony Wynn
Previously available only as a rare limited edition hardcover (of 100 copies), this incredible 547 page book has been re-released in 2013 with a striking new cover and is available as a paperback and E-book!
Stories of the Theatre includes twenty select scripts culled from the hit radio programs starring Barry Morse. The material was the genesis for Barry's television series Presenting Barry Morse and his long-running one man show Merely Players. This book includes a special introduction written by Barry Morse detailing the history and background of these programs. The volume contains material on such luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Ben Jonson, Charles Macready, Peg Woffington, Charles Dickens, Henry Irving, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and many, many more figures of the Stage. The original programs also featured a wide range of guest actresses 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. Stories of the Theatre will take you on a remarkable theatrical journey!
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