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[Posters for seven different plays]
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[Posters for seven different plays]

By Asian American Theater Company

San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company, 1997. Seven posters, generally around 11x17 inches, very good with the occasional corner crease or edgewear. Five are cheaply printed, but the posters for Wendy Sodetani's "Obon: Festival of the Dead" and Velina Hasu Houston's "Thirst" are more handsomely printed.

$175.00

For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf; a choreopoem [uncorrected proof]
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For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf; a choreopoem [uncorrected proof]

By Shange, Ntozake

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1977. Paperback. 61p., very good uncorrected proof copy in red wraps, white spine label with titles and publication date of May 27, 1977, mylar jacket. The true first was the Shameless Hussy Press booklet. Grier C.

$75.00

Five Star Final. A Melodrama in Three Acts. Preface by Herbert Bayard Swope
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Five Star Final. A Melodrama in Three Acts. Preface by Herbert Bayard Swope

By Weitzenkorn, Louis, playwright. Herbert Bayard Swope, introduction

New York: Samuel French, 1931. Hardcover. [x], 165p., titlepage printed in two colors, paperstock is nice soft alkaline stuff with no toning, hardbound first edition in openweave black cloth titled white, panelled in blind, top edge tinted green. Pleasant book production with sound hinges and no ownership or institutional marks, but badly sunned along spine; sunlight has wiped out color and titling from the spine panel and part of the top tint, and it is now simply grey with traces of eroded lettering. As is, a pleasant book to hold that will not beautify a bookshelf.

$75.00

Mother Earth; an epic drama of Emma Goldman\'s life
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Mother Earth; an epic drama of Emma Goldman's life

By Duberman, Martin

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Hardcover. xv, 220p., first edition, first printing, inscribed by Duberman in 1991 and signed "Marty," very good condition in likedj.

$20.00

The Teahouse of the August Moon: a play
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The Teahouse of the August Moon: a play

By Patrick, John, adapted from the novel by Vern Sneider

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. Hardcover. 180p., production still frontis, lightly-shelfworn first edition in black boards and red spine titles, unclipped ($3.00 price intact) edgeworn dj with a sticker-removal scar on author's photo on rear panel. Movie source for the Marlon Brando Yellow Face atrocity (the play also commited Yellow Face with David Wayne in Brando's Sakini role) Pulitzer Prize-winner for 1954. The play was written in 1952 and opened in 1953. The acting edition was available in 1953 but this was the first hardcover edition and published in connection with the Pulitzer win which is noted on front of jacket.

$20.00

American Guild of Variety Artists Hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations United States Senate, eighty-seventh congress, second session, part 1, June 12-15 & 19, 1962
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American Guild of Variety Artists Hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations United States Senate, eighty-seventh congress, second session, part 1, June 12-15 & 19, 1962

By American Guild of Variety Artists, Ann-Terry D'Andre association copy

Washington DC: GPO, 1962. Paperback. v, 374p., mild dampstaining at top through first half-dozen pages, signed by songtress Ann-Terry D'Andre on cover and title page, lightl;y-worn with D'Andre's brackets and underlining, paperback in green printed wraps. An investigation into criminal activities in clubs and bars and other venues (including the Chicago Playboy Club) Ann-Terry D'Andre was a singer for big bands who lived in San Francisco. She married Merchant Marine William Thornton whose Best Man was Harry Bridges, then head of the ILWU.

$35.00

Arranz-Bravo: Like a River exhibition catalogue
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Arranz-Bravo: Like a River exhibition catalogue

By Arranz-Bravo, Eduardo

San Francisco: Franklin Bowles Galleries, 2004. Paperback. 78p., 8.5x11 inches, introduction, essay, curriculum vitae, catalogue, index, fine monograph illustrated with color plates several of which fold-out, trade paperback in black pictorial wraps. Spanish abstract painter and theatrical designer.

$20.00

Berkeley Festival . Greek Theatre . Berkeley California . May . June . 1941 / The Berkeley Festival Association presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare under the personal direction of  Dr. George Altman / with the following great artists: Lois Moran as Viola; Gilmore Brown as Sir Toby Belch; Barbara Horder as Olivia. Art Director Lloyd Stanford / Dedication: The Association dedicates this production to the memory of Benjamin Weed, who in eighteen hundred and ninety-four discovered the natural ampitheatre which afterwards bore his name and upon which the present Greek Theatre was erected in nineteen hundred and three. Sunday, June 8, 1941 3:00 P.M., Sixth Event
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Berkeley Festival . Greek Theatre . Berkeley California . May . June . 1941 / The Berkeley Festival Association presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare under the personal direction of Dr. George Altman / with the following great artists: Lois Moran as Viola; Gilmore Brown as Sir Toby Belch; Barbara Horder as Olivia. Art Director Lloyd Stanford / Dedication: The Association dedicates this production to the memory of Benjamin Weed, who in eighteen hundred and ninety-four discovered the natural ampitheatre which afterwards bore his name and upon which the present Greek Theatre was erected in nineteen hundred and three. Sunday, June 8, 1941 3:00 P.M., Sixth Event

Berkeley: The Berkeley Festival Association, 1941. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about 32p., printed on semi-coated partly acidic paperstock and stapled into 10.5x7.5 inch pictorial wraps. Laid in, same size on same stock, a 4p program for the 12th Night production. All paper is somewhat toned, program has some creasing, a very good copy. From the Foreword : "This festival, which so fittingly commemorates the seventy-fifth Anniversary of our City, is a declaration to the Nation that Berkeley has assumed its place as a leader among cities.." [send for a free handkerchief soaked in tear gas..].

$25.00

The Glines presentsGraham Jackson\'s Marriage a la Mode & Victor Bumbalo\'s Kitchen Duty [playbill] September 13 - October 7, 1979 at the Courtyard Playhouse
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The Glines presentsGraham Jackson's Marriage a la Mode & Victor Bumbalo's Kitchen Duty [playbill] September 13 - October 7, 1979 at the Courtyard Playhouse

By Jackson, Graham & Victor Bumbalo

New York: The Glines, 1979. Four-panel program, 5.5x8.5 inches, cast and crew bios, playbill, staff and support, worn folded program with wrinkling and toning at folds. Early Glines program. The non-profit formed in 1976.

$25.00

The Beard and VKTMS Two Plays
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The Beard and VKTMS Two Plays

By McClure, Michael, foreword by Norman Mailer

New York: Grove, 1985. Hardcover. 160p., publisher's ads, two plays together, very good first edition thus, black cloth boards titled silverfoil, in an edgeworn, unclipped dj with an inch-wide chip to back panel (not affecting photoportrait) and a couple of short tears with verso clear-tape re-enforcement. 'The Beard' was originally published in a presentation edition of 300 copies, then in a trade edition by Coyote Books in 1967, 'VKTMS' in first appearance, this the first hardcover printing of the combined edition.

$25.00

Scrumbly Koldewyn and Martin Worman\'s \
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Scrumbly Koldewyn and Martin Worman's "Nightshift" - a musical revue [handbill]

San Francisco: Bay Area Committee Against the Briggs Initiative, 1978. 8.5x11 inch handbill, very good, announcing a performance to raise funds for BACABI and the Eureka - Noe Valley Artists' Coalition. Illustrated with an imaginary postcard from Gertrude Stein to Alice B. Toklas.

$15.00

Orange and Black. Volume IV of the Lincoln High School, June 1917
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Orange and Black. Volume IV of the Lincoln High School, June 1917

By Cook, Laurence, editor in chief

Los Angeles: the school, 1917. Paperback. 146p., the usual highschool yearbook format with coated alkaline paperstock. Softbound in 10x7.5 inch yapp-edged unglazed paper covers with minimalist decoration (the letter L and date); the overlapping edges are badly chipped and the tail of spine panel has tears. Textblock has staples, these exposed at titlepage gutter and slightly rusted, frontispiece partly torn away from them. No autographs or Look-at-Me's; ownership signature is stylishly slant-written across endsheet. Good copy.

$30.00

The Little Review: literature, drama, music, art; six issue broken run
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The Little Review: literature, drama, music, art; six issue broken run

By Anderson, Margaret C., editor & publisher, Amy Lowell, Richard Aldington, Maxwell Bodenheim, Ben Hecht, Carl Sandburg, H.D., John Cowper Powys, Edgar Lee Masters, Sherwood Anderson, et al.

Chicago: Margaret C. Anderson, 1916. Magazine. Six issues, various pagination, 6.5x10 inches, worn, chipped spines,toning, with markings, the May 1915 is missing its covers, broken run in olive wraps with paper title label on covers of five issues. Anderson's important literary review during its Chicago years (and before Joyce and Pound arrived) Issue numbers include: 1:10,January 1915, 2:2, April 1915, 2:3, May 1915, 2:8, November 1915, 2:10, Jan-Feb 1916 & 3:1, March 1916.

$275.00

Robert Stigwood in association with David Land presents Evita [souvenir program] Prince Edward Theatre
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Robert Stigwood in association with David Land presents Evita [souvenir program] Prince Edward Theatre

London: Dewynters Ltd, 1978. 32p. includes covers, 9x12 inches, historical background, cast bios and photos, production stills, lightly-rubbed covers otherwise very good souvenir program in stapled pictorial wraps. Original London West End run which preceded the Broadway but after the original Eva (Elaine Page) had been replaced by Stephanie Lawrence.

$15.00

A Decade of Decadence. Toulouse-Lautrec And The Art of La Belle Epoque
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A Decade of Decadence. Toulouse-Lautrec And The Art of La Belle Epoque

By Lautrec, Cheret, Mucha, Legrand, Robbe, Helleu, Tissot (these represented here)

San Francisco: Christopher-Clark Fine Art. Paperback. 48p., highly-glazed alkaline stock with profuse color reproductions (sepia where appropriate) captioned briefly, titlepage printed on metallic gold stock, softbound in 11x8.5 inch decorated wraps. Mildly edgeworn with short crimps along spine panel, gallery business card stapled to cover corner (staples show) with holograph notes on card, a sound clean copy.

$25.00

Kong que dong nan fei. Jing ju
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Kong que dong nan fei. Jing ju

By Ouyang Yuqian

Beijing: Bao wen tang shu dian, 1959. 34p., slender booklet, minor toning, rust migration at the staples. Script for a Peking opera.

$12.00

The wash
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The wash

By Gotanda, Philip Kan

Portsmouth: Heinemann Educational Books, 1992. 64p., 5.25x8 inches, introduction, very good first printing in original pictorial wraps. First separate publication of Gotanda's play which was originally produced in Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1985.

$17.00

The Romance of the Western Chamber (Hsi Hsiang Chi) a Chinese Play Written in the Thirteenth Century
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The Romance of the Western Chamber (Hsi Hsiang Chi) a Chinese Play Written in the Thirteenth Century

By Hsi Hsiang Chi, translated by S. I. Hsiung with a preface by Gordon Bottomley

n.p., n.d.. Hardcover. xx, 280p., anonymous Taiwanese reprint of the 1935 edition. Hardcover in green cloth, pages toned, spine mildly faded.

$12.00

AXN Cult Magazine: #114 (#2) September 2012; Germaine Greer writes for Cult
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AXN Cult Magazine: #114 (#2) September 2012; Germaine Greer writes for Cult

By Bithell, Garrett, editor, Germaine Greer et al.

Sydney: Evolution Pub, 2012. Magazine. 72p. includes covers, 8.75x10.5 inches, essays, articles, news, reviews, photos, ads, services and resources, very good Australian gay theatre and performance magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. The publication began in 2012 with the first issue numbered as #113. This is the second issue numbered 114. I don't know. It's Down Under. Gay mag with a focus on theatre and film especially various Fringe Festivals in Australia. Ran for 7 issues #113-119. Four holdings located in OCLC as of 1/2019. aka Cult Magazine.

$35.00

The Cradle Will Rock: a play in music
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The Cradle Will Rock: a play in music

By Blitzstein, Marc

New York: Random House, 1938. Hardcover. 150p., previous owner's name, toning in gutters of endpapers, untrimmed fore edge, black topstain, gilt titles on original red cloth binding, no statement of edition.

$95.00

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