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  • Adams, Oscar Jay
    A MOTLEY JEST: Shakespeare Diversions

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Sherman, French & Co. 1909. Hardcover first edition - A small volume containing 2 "continuations" of Shakespeare's plays - one is a fantasy based on "The Tempest", the other is the "6th Act" of "The Merchant of Venice. A small volume, 64 pgs, bound in dark olive green cloth with lighter green lettering and agilt decoration on the front cover. Includes a brief note by William J. Rolfe.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 8093
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  • Albee, Edward.
    THE ZOO STORY, THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH, THE SANDBOX: Three Plays Introduced by the Author.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1960. dj. Hardcover first edition - Albee's uncommon first book.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped by the publisher with a new price of $3.50 imprinted in the lower corner, some short edgetears, and a small peeled spot on the front cover.)

    Book ID: 13251
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  • Anouilh, Jean [1910-1987] translated by Christopher Fry.
    THE LARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. dj. Hardcover first edition - Play about Joan of Arc by this important modern French writer, translated by Christopher Fry, who is himself a well-known and respected playwright. Later adapted for the stage by Lillian Hellman and produced with Julie Harris in the starring role. 103 pp preceded by a note that appeared in the program of the original French production: "The play that follows makes no attempt to explain the mystery of Joan."

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (overall edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 35484
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  • Attenborough, Richard
    IN SEARCH OF GANDHI

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: New Century, 1982. Hardcover first edition - The story of the making of the film "Gandhi" illustrated with many full-color photographs. A large format beautiful book.

    Condition: VG+/NF (pc, bend to corners of boards.)

    Book ID: 8370
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  • Beck, Julian.
    THE LIFE OF THE THEATRE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1972. First edition - A log of the voyages of the Living Theatre (founded in 1947 by Beck and Judith Malina) in the 60's, followed by troupe's imprisonment in Brazil in 1971.

    Condition: Some toning to the spine and back cover, otherwise fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 12986
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  • Behrman, S. N.
    BUT FOR WHOM CHARLIE: A Play

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1964. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: VG/VG (normal wear.)

    Book ID: 11336
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  • RALLYING CRIES: Three Plays: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been; The Recantation of Galileo Galilei; From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate. by Bentley, Eric.
    Bentley, Eric.
    RALLYING CRIES: Three Plays: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been; The Recantation of Galileo Galilei; From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: The New Republic Book Company, Inc., (1977.). Hardcover first edition - Omnibus edition of two out-of print plays of Bentley and one new one. 'Are You Now' deals with the House Un-American Activities Committee investigation of show business between 1947 -1958 and has dialogue drawn from actual testimony. Each play is prefaced by an explanatory essay and this volume also includes a new foreword and afterword. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-915220-237.

    Condition: Very good in red boards, lacking the dust jacket (remainder line, corners bumped.) Rather uncommon in the true hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 51965
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  • (Bohemian Club Grove Play) Anderson, Harry.
    OMAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: The Bohemian Club, 1968. Hardcover first edition - The sixty-third Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, presented on July 27, 1968. Music by Charles G. Dant. Directed by J Fenton McKenna. 4 full page illustrations printed in red by Haines Hall. Based on the life of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam. Includes music notes, Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. 46 pp plus list of previous Grove plays.

    Condition: Very good in magenta and gold covered boards, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 75417
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  • THE GOLDEN CAVE. by (Bohemian Club Grove Play) Magee, David.
    (Bohemian Club Grove Play) Magee, David.
    THE GOLDEN CAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: The Bohemian Club, 1973. Hardcover first edition - The sixty-eighth Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, presented on July 27, 1973. Music by George Shearing, Directed by Paul L. Speegle. Frontispiece by Lawrence J. Rehag. Based on Ali Baba from the Arabian Nights. Includes music notes, list of previous Grove plays. Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy.

    Condition: Very near fine in golden paper covered boards, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 59226
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  • Brustein, Robert.
    SEASONS OF DISCONTENT:Dramatic Opinions 1959-1965.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967. Biting reviews and commentary by this drama critic: the titles of some of the essays give a sense of his attitude, ranging from 'No Loss' to "Subsidized Rubbish' (on the Lincoln Center.) Index. 322 pp.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 26173
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  • THE REDTHROATS. by Cale, David
    Cale, David
    THE REDTHROATS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Vintage Books, 1989. First edition - The title story is a surreal drama. Also includes "Smooch Music" a collection of interrelated prose/poetry vignettes. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 101 pp. ISBN: 0-679-73961-0.

    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers .

    Book ID: 16978
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  • LACKEYS OF THE MOON: A Play in One Act. by Canfield, Mary Cass (189?-1966).
    Canfield, Mary Cass (189?-1966).
    LACKEYS OF THE MOON: A Play in One Act.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Edmond B. Hackett / Brick Row Book Shop, 1923. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Copy obviously used to rehearse and perform this play (set in Venice, Italy about 1750) with extensive notations in pencil, including several bold "music" comments. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page and dated in Feb. 1924. In addition, this copy has been SIGNED by all of actors on the list of characters. "Prize one-act play, 1923 play contest of the San Diego Players." Cass was a poet and critic, and at least one of her later plays was performed on Broadway. 47 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in black paper covered boards, with printed paper label (spine covering missing, rubbing to the covers and corners, some light foxing to front endpaper).

    Book ID: 72589
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  • (Carpenter, Charles A.)
    MODERN DRAMA, Vol XXX, Number 2

    June 1987. Includes articles on Beckett and Sam Shepard but most of the issue is dedicated to the annual bibliography of modern drama studies.

    Condition: Ex-library with "withdrawn" stamp on front cover, but overall very good condition.

    Book ID: 9797
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  • (Carpenter, Charles A.)
    MODERN DRAMA, Vol XXXIV, Number 2

    June 1991. Most of the issue is dedicated to the annual bibliography of modern drama studies.

    Condition: Ex-library with "withdrawn" stamp on front cover, but overall very good condition.

    Book ID: 9799
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  • AKHNATON: A Play in Three Acts. by Christie, Agatha.
    Christie, Agatha.
    AKHNATON: A Play in Three Acts.

    Edition: First US printing from the sheets of the UK edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written back around 1937 when Christie was writing 'Death on the Nile' this play was never performed nor published until this edition. Based on the story of Akhnaton and his wife Nefertiti, and his attempt to replace the old religion of Egypt with one of love, this is carefully researched. Surprisingly uncommon. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-396-068227.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (small light stain to the margins of a few pages, not affecting the text, short closed tear on front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 20894
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  • Connelly, Marc.
    THE GREEN PASTURES

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1929. Hardcover - A play suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches. All-black cast, written in dialect. Includes the program for the original production in 1930, with a cast which included Harlem Renaissance author Mercedes Gilbert, and a very young Ruby Dee as one of the children. 173 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth, lacking the dj. (fading to spine, bookstore stamp and prev owner's name and '1932' on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 19424
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  • HOW TO APPRECIATE MOTION PICTURES: A Manual of Motion-Picture Criticism Prepared for High-School Students (Motion Pictures and Youth) by Dale, Edgar.
    Dale, Edgar.
    HOW TO APPRECIATE MOTION PICTURES: A Manual of Motion-Picture Criticism Prepared for High-School Students (Motion Pictures and Youth)

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1934 (c 1933.). Hardcover - An interesting book, and to the extent that films are timeless, still relevant. Chapters on directing, photography, sound and music, reviewing and more. Includes suggested activities at the end of each chapter. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Glossary, suggested readings. Index. 243 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in black cloth with gold lettering on spine, and emblem on front cover. Uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 40938
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  • MONSTER: Living off the Big Screen by Dunne, John Gregory.
    Dunne, John Gregory.
    MONSTER: Living off the Big Screen

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Account of his career - and that of his wife Joan Didion - in Hollywood where they worked as screenwriters - and especially of the 8 years spent working on the film 'Up Close & Personal' , the story of anchorwoman Jessica Savitch. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-679-45579-5.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47261
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  • MONSTER: Living off the Big Screen by Dunne, John Gregory.
    Dunne, John Gregory.
    MONSTER: Living off the Big Screen

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, 1997. dj. Hardcover - Account of his career - and that of his wife Joan Didion - in Hollywood where they worked as screenwriters - and especially of the 8 years spent working on the film 'Up Close & Personal' , the story of anchorwoman Jessica Savitch. ISBN: 0-679-45579-5.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear at upper edge.)

    Book ID: 47493
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  • Eckstein, Gustav.
    THE PET SHOP: A Play.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as a 'parable in play form by a noted scientist' this is a reflection of modern life, disguised as the story of change and turbulence which comes to a pet shop when a monkey arrives. A small volume, 196 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22155
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  • UNFAIR ARGUMENTS WITH EXISTENCE: Seven Plays for a New Theatre. by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
    Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
    UNFAIR ARGUMENTS WITH EXISTENCE: Seven Plays for a New Theatre.

    Edition: Third printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: New Directions, (1963.). First book of plays by this beat poet. New Directions Paperback NDP 143. Cover photograph by Edgar Millhauser. 118 pp

    Condition: Near fine in stiff black and white wrappers (small peeled spot on front cover.)

    Book ID: 39241
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  • PUNCH AND JUDY: Acompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet Show. by Fraser, Peter.
    Fraser, Peter.
    PUNCH AND JUDY: Acompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet Show.

    Edition: First edition.

    London & New York: Batsford / Von Nostrand Reinhold, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Guide book for creating a classic Punch and Judy show, with detailed steps for building the puppets and the stage, with plots and dialogue. Includes a note on glove puppets and chapters on the plots, characters, tragedy, comedy, constuction, clothes, lighting, scenery, manipulation, and speech, Illustrated by the author. List of suppliers, brief bibliography. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-71342284X.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (previous owner's name) in a good only dust jacket with overall edgewear and toning)

    Book ID: 63275
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  • Fry, Christopher
    A YARD OF SUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The final play in his seasonal quartet - A serio-comedy set in Siena, Italy in July 1946 on the night before the Palio, a medieval horse race run around the middle of the city; the war is over and Bruno's three sons have returned home. Includes a note on the Palio by Stewart Perowne. 113 pp. ISBN: 0-19-2113569.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 30951
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  • THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy. by Fry, Christopher
    Fry, Christopher
    THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third play in his seasonal quartet, centered around an imaginary incident in the Hungarian revolution against the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1848 - 1849. Dust jacket art by Ronald Searle. A small, slim volume at 103 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue boards in a good only dust jacket (some mottling and offsetting to the boards, chip and associated creasing to rear cover of dj.).

    Book ID: 42868
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  • Fry, Christopher.
    CURTMANTLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fry's "first historical play, covering almost all the years of Henry the Second's reign (1154-1189), exploring his character, both as a ruler and a man, as well as the more often told story of his conflict with Thomas Becket." First produced on 1 March 1961 at the Stadsschouwburg Theatre, Tilburg, Holland, directed by Karl Guttmann.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some inevitable toning to the dj.)

    Book ID: 36010
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  • THOR, WITH ANGELS: A Play. by Fry, Christopher.
    Fry, Christopher.
    THOR, WITH ANGELS: A Play.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    London: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press, (1951) dj. Hardcover - A play in verse first performed at the Canterbury Festival in 1948. 54 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red boards (bookplate, some offsetting to the endpapers) in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, edgewear, short tears, etc)

    Book ID: 78852
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  • ATHOL FUGARD: Grove Press Modern Dramatists. by [Fugard, Athol] Walder, Dennis.
    [Fugard, Athol] Walder, Dennis.
    ATHOL FUGARD: Grove Press Modern Dramatists.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Grove Press, 1985. First edition - The first full-length study of this important South African playwright. Based on interviews with the playwright, his actors and others involved in the South African theater, this is a look at Fugard's life and work and an analysis of his major plays including 'Sizwe Bansi Is Dead' and 'Master Harold and the Boys.' Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 142 pp. ISBN: 0-394-622308.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28067
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  • Goldberg, Whoopi.
    BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Reflections on her life and life in America. ISBN: 0-688-15252x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 19132
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  • THE LIVING ROOM: A Play in Two Acts. by Greene, Graham.
    Greene, Graham.
    THE LIVING ROOM: A Play in Two Acts.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - Greene's first play, the story of an illicit affair between a young girl and a married family advisor. 126 pp.

    Condition: Very good in patterned boards in a fair only dust jacket (toning to the spine and back cover of dj, some tears, including one which is tape-repaired)

    Book ID: 66356
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  • VICTORIA REGINA: A Dramatic Biography. by [Hayes, Helen, signed] Housman, Laurence.
    [Hayes, Helen, signed] Housman, Laurence.
    VICTORIA REGINA: A Dramatic Biography.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, n.d. (ca 1936.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sheets printed in England. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Ernest Shepard. The basis of Housman's most sucessful play. A unique copy, SIGNED by Laurence Housman with the words "his signature" underneath (in Housman's hand) the words "Harry Essex, his book." Essex (1910-1997) was a writer, movie director and film producer. This copy is also SIGNED by Helen Hayes (1900-1993), whose starring role in this 1936 Broadway play was perhaps her greatest role ever. Hayes' signature is followed by the words, "his friend" with a line going up to Essex's name. 470 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a fair dust jacket. (stain to front cover of book, dust jacket is price-clipped, quite edgeworn, and has some loss in the middle of the spine.)

    Book ID: 46343
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