Sol Hurok, 1965. This is an almost very good softcover copy, the front cover left edge is sunned. The front cover is red with the Moscow Art Theatre iconic white bird in flight, over some wavy horizontal black lines. Completely clean, inside and out. Text pages slightly tanning at the edges. This program was prepared to accompany the 1965 season, when Sol Hurok brought the Moscow Art Theatre to America. The productions this season were: Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters, an adaptation of Gogol's Dead Souls, and Nikolai Pogodin's Kremlin Chimes. Lots of biographical information about the Moscow Art Theatre actors and actresses. Essays by the Konstantin Stanislavsky 'Before the Moscow Art Theatre', also a continuation of this essay by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, an essay by Director of MAT, and also one by Joshua Logan. Small black & white photographs of all the MAT personnel. Also b/w photos from the stage sets. 6 page list of the 180 dramatic works in the MAT repertoire. 12" high X 9" wide, about 30 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
New York: W.R. Stotler, 1941. This is an almost very good hardcover copy of the Album, with sunned and worn covers. The gilt on the front cover is practically worn away (Album still legible). Internally it is completely clean, no foxing or marks. The Album is comprised of two versions of the play adapted from Clarence Day's book of stories, 'Life With Father' published in 1936. Day wrote short stories for the New Yorker magazine and also contributed material to 'The Talk of the Town'. After Clarence Day died, the stories were adapted into a play and became the longest running play on Broadway. The first version of the play stars Lillian Gish and Percy Waram, the second version starred Howard Lindsay and Dorothy Stickney. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs of the actors, Day, settings from the productions of the play, a double page lithograph (reproduction) by Don Freeman of a breakfast table scene in the Day household. Clarence Day's drawings are scattered here and there. Lots of excerpts from the reviwers of the day, and much more. Also laid in, in a pocket inside the rear cover are two stapled press releases, one 'Box-Office Miracle', and two 'The Natural History of a Great American Comedy'. 12" high X 9" wide.. Hard Cover. Very Good.
U.S.A.: The Overlook Press, 2000. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket with no wear. Signed in black marker, by the author, John Lahr, on the front endpaper. Not inscribed, no other marks. Completely clean throughout. Dust jacket cover design by Paul Davis. Not illustrated. The book is a compiilation of John Lahr's profiles of theater people for the New Yorker magazine. 9" high X 6" wide, 335 pages. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.
Torino: Edizioni d'Arte Fratelli Pozzo , 1963. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light cover wear. No dust jacket. Very clean inside and out. One handstamp of an artist, a private collector, active in theater set design. Text in Italian. Illustrated with 30 color plates +108 black & white plates. Large heavy book foreign postage will be extra. 11" high X 12" wide, 283 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
Roma: Edizioni De Luca, 1995. This is a near fine softcover copy with virtually no wear. Completely clean. Text in Italian. This edition of the catalog was prepared for the exhibition in Verona, Italy at the Sala Maffeiana from July 21 to September 3, 1995. Curated by Caterina d'Amico de Carvalho. Texts by these writers: Richard Buckle, Kenneth Tynan, Masolino d'Amico, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, and Luciano Alberti. Illustrated with 44 color plates + 2 black & white photographs (Maria Callas, Anna Magnani). Also many black & white images in the text. Full chronology of Franco Zeffirelli opera productions. 12" high X 9" wide, 88 pages. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.
Moscow: Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers, 1987. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good illustrated card slipcase with light wear: one small dent to the spine (not visible internally). Text completely in RUSSIAN, but two page English summary at the end. Completely clean inside and out. Art historian, Viktor Berezkin, surveys the history of Checkhov productions in Russia. The set designs, costumes, producers, directors and actors. Starting with the first production of the Seagull in 1898 at the Moscow Art Theatre, all the way through Soviet productions of the 1960's and 70's. Illustrated in color with 141 plates.10" high X 7" wide, 236 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good.
Budapest: Jaffa Kiado, 2008. This is a near fine softcover copy with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in English and Hungarian. Monograph on the Hungarian artist El Kazovszkij (1948- 2008), who was a Russian-born Hungarian painter, set designer and performance artist. This is the most complete book on this unusual transgender artist. Complete with DVD in rear sleeve. Essays by seven authors. Illustrated in color with many color plates and black & white with many vintage photographs of performances and installations. Exhibition history. Bibliography. 11" high X 9" wide, 218 pages. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.
Berlin: Deutschen Sektion Des Internationalen Theaterinstitutes, 1960. This is a very good softcover copy with just light wear. Very clean inside and out. This copy belonged to the American set designer, Jo Mielziner, who signed it on the front cover. Text in German and English. Three essays by Carl Ebert, Gerhard Graubner and Walter Unruh. Illustrated throughout in black & white. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
New York: Emursive, 2011. This is a near fine softcover copy, very small bump to bottom right corner. Completely clean inside and out. Theater program for Emursive's 2011 adaptation of Macbeth set in the 1930's and staged at the 'McKittrick Hotel' in New York. The 'McKittrick Hotel' was actually three warehouses in the Chelsea district of New York. Illustrated in black & white and color, photographs of the actors, interviews, etc. 11" high X 8" wide, 68 pages.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
Czechoslovakia: Osveta, 1984. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with just light wear. Very clean inside and out. Text in Slovak. Illustrated throughout in black & white with photographs from various theater productions, all from the Archiv Divadla SNP. Bibliography. 10" high X 8" wide, 280 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
U.S.A.: Routledge/Motley Press, 2000. This is an as new hardcover copy with no wear at all. Completely clean inside and out. 11" high X 8" wide, 542 pages. . Hard Cover. As New.
Germany: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1994. This is an about very good softcover copy with some wear to the back cover. Back cover corner creased. Completely clean inside and out. Spine is not creased. Text in German. This catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition in Dusseldorf from July 30-Ocober 16, 1994 ; Vienna from November 11, 1994- January 29, 1995 and Hannover from February 19-May 21, 1995. Illustrated profusely in color and some black & white. Checklist with 192 works catalogued. All illustrated, most in color. Chronology. Bibliography. 11" high X 9" wide, 311 pages. Large heavy book foreign postage will be extra. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 1996. This is as very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Signed and briefly inscribed to a colleague, by the artist, Guillermo de la Torre, on the half title-page, and dated 1998. Otherwise completely clean inside and out. Text in Spanish. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white, with reproductions of the artist's set and costume designs and vintage photographs from the productions of the plays. Curriculum vitae and illustrated chronology. 9" high X 12" wide, 163 pages. . Signed by Artist.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
Washington,D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1976. This is a very good softcover copy with just light wear, completely clean inside. Text by renowned scholar John Bowlt. Subtitled "A Loan Exhibition of Stage and Costume Designs From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs.Nikita D.Lobanov-Rostovsky", this show features some 30 artists' work. Not only Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Exter and Popova but many artists less well known in the states. 127 black & white illustrations. Artists' biographies. Short bibliography. 11" high X 8" wide, 84 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Shanghai, China: Shanghai Museum , 1989. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dustjacket with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out, no writing or marks. Text in Chinese. 227 color photographs of Nuo mask art from Guizhou, China. Nuo opera or Nuo drama is one of the most popular folk operas in southern China. Characterized by its special features such as ferocious masks, unique dresses and adornments, the strange language used in performance and mysterious scenes. 11" high X 9" wide, 147 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
Moscow: Vserossiiskoe teatral'noe obshchestvo / Russian Theatrical Society, 1960. This is a very good 5 volume hardcover set (complete) three volumes with dustwrappers, two without. All volumes very clean inside, no marks. The off white dustwrappers are tanned and have a few stains to the spine of the last volume only and several closed edge tears. Two volumes have faint tan stains to top page-edge not visible internally. All text in Russian. The set is edited by V. F. Ryndin. All drawings by V.I. Kozlinskii. Additional editing and text by Elena Kurbatova and Elizaveta Berman. This set covers Russian costume design for staged productions from 1750 to 1917. In other words from the beginning of Russian drama to the Russian Revolution. All volumes are illustrated with drawings similar to fashion drawings in French and German periodicals from the late 19th century. All volumes have some color drawings as well as black & white. All volumes also have some technical details to guide the costume designers making period costumes: some of the illustrations are like pattern designs for tailors. A spectacular resource. 12" high X 9" wide, 170 & 182 & 182 & 182 & 222 pages. The volumes were all published between 1960 and 1972. Volume 1: 1750-1830, volume 2: 1830-1850, volume 3: 1850-1870, volume 4: 1870-1890, volume 5: 1890-1917. Foreign buyers should expect extra postage.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.
New York: Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1964. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with some wear. The jacket is all there not price-clipped but has minor soiling, a few small closed tears and one tiny repaired hole at the lower edge of the front panel. Completely clean inside. Four pages have an indentation or wrinkle, at the lower edge, probably from the binder. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Classic study of the 'Theatre of Marvels' or popular street theater which was practiced in Europe from 1789 to the 1860's. This study grew out of the author's work at Harvard and later the Sorbonne on this fascinating subject. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white with about 200 prints and engravings. Preface by Marcel Marceau. Bibliography. 12" high X 9" wide, 208 pages. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
Italy: Privately Printed, 1999. This is an almost very good softcover copy with some wear. Faint small stain to lower edge of first three pages. Text by Marcello Aldega and Margot Gordon. This catalog reproduces 35 drawings for the stage that were originally attributed to Fabrizio Galliari, but that the authors believe to actually be by his son Giuseppino Galliari (1752- 1817). Short text + bibliography + color plates. 7" high X 10" wide. . Soft Cover. Good.
Venezia: Palazzo Grassi, 1975. This is a very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in Italian and English. This catalog was prepared for the exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in the summer of 1975. Curated by Richard Buckle, with materials from the Theatre Museum in London. The exhibition highlights the work of the artists who designed sets and costumes for Serge Diaghilev's ballets. They include Picasso, Leon Bakst, Nicolas Roerich, Juan Gris, Georges Braques, Pavel Tchelitchev, Michel Larionov, Natalia Gontcharova, Marie Laurencin, Alexandre Benois, etc. Illustrated in black & white. Checklist of each room in the Palazzo Grassi with the works displayed, and many legthy entries by R.B. 9" high X 10" wide, 41 text pages + plates. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Scheersberg: Jugendhof Scheersberg, 1971. This is an about very good softcover copy with light cover wear. A few very small stains. Completely clean inside. Text in German. Illustrated throughout in black & white with photographs of the actors, classes, rehearsals, performances, etc. 6" high X 8" wide, 106 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.