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Theatre, Drama & Plays From Bruce McLeod


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Sarah Bernhardt and Her World

By Richardson, Joanna

NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. FINE/VG First Editon HCDJ. A like new copy in a nice DJ with light shelfwear. 7" x 10", 232 pages, index, 8 pagers of color illustrations, 100 black and white illustrations. A brilliant and collectible biography of this famous French actress. . Hard Cover.

$14.95

So You're Writing a Play!

By Hamilton, Clayton

Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1935 VERY GOOD+/Very Good- First Thus. Third printing in same year as First Edition.This very collectible book is in remarkable condition. The crimson cloth boards are nearly perfect, the binding is as-new, and the pages are all crisp and clean, and remarkably white. The only markings are a previous owner's ID on front endpaper. The DJ has some edge wear and short tears, now expertly repaired with archival tape on the inside. 5.25" x 7.5", 260 pages. . Hard Cover.

$35.00

Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
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Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

By Beckett, Samuel

NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992 Very Good reprint trade paperback. Unmarked but for school stamp on top edge and inside of front cover. Crisp & super clean, square and solid. 5.25" x 8.25", 61 pages. Originally written in French in 1948, "Waiting for Godot" had its world premiere in 1953 in Paris. Whether this is Beckett's greatest work of drama remains for history to determine. "Waiting for Godot" is now recognized as a seminal work of modern fiction and a part of theatre history. . Soft Cover.

$6.95

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy: Authoritative Texts of The Country Wife, The Man of Mode, The Way of the World, The Conscious Lovers, The School for Scandal

By McMillin, Scott (Editor)

NY: W. W. Norton, 1973 VERY GOOD reprint. Norton Critical Edtion. Contains authoritative texts of each of 5 comedic plays, and a unique collection of documents and critical essays for a deeper understanding on wit, humour and laughter - as well as materials for the study of the stages, actors and audiences. Crisp, clean, tight, unmarked, very nice. 5.25" x 8.25", 565 pages.. Soft Cover.

$11.95

Hedda Gabler, A Play in Four Acts

By Ibsen, Henrik; Translated by Per K. Brask

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Manitoba Theatre Centre, 1991. Near-Fine REHEARSAL DRAFT in stapled card covers. Crisp, clean, unmarked. 8.5" x 11", 81 pages. This translation of Henrik Ibsen's classic 1890 play was commissioned by the Manitoba Theatre Center, Steven Schipper, Artistic Director, and was first produced by the MTC in 1991, directed by Miles Potter. This translation throws a more immediate light source on the play by moving it closer in setting to our own time, and in terms of language and changing technological and historical circumstances.. Soft Cover.

$20.00

From Hester Street to Hollywood: The Jewish-American Stage and Screen

By Cohen, Sarah Blacher

Indiana University Press, 1986. VERY GOOD 3rd printing trade paperback. Nearly perfect wraps, interiors FINE and unmarked, slight darkening on edge of text block. 6x9, 278 pages. - From Fanny Brice to Lenny Bruce, from Al Jolson to Woody Allen, this book examines the influence of Jewish-American dramatists, Yiddish theatre, nightclub performers, vaudeville entertainers and film-makers - from 1920 to the 1980's. Also includes the works of Sophie Tucker, Elmer Rice, Clifford Odets, Lillian Hellman, Arthur Miller, Paddy Chayefsky, Neil Simon, Jules Feiffer, Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Mel Brooks.. Soft Cover.

$21.95

Playmaking: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays
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Playmaking: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays

By Sklar, Daniel Judah

NY: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1991. AS-NEW, 7" by 9", 169 pages. Crisp, clean, no markings, no wear to covers or interiors. An excellent book for any teacher who wants to help students write, direct and perform their own plays. The author's technique, grounded in solid theatrical training, is perfect for staged readings, videotape productions, radio plays and full stage productions. Includes a sequential structure of lessons.. Soft Cover.

$14.00

The Story of Miss Saigon

By Behr, Edward; Steyn, Mark

London, U.K.: Jonathan Cape, 1991. As-New/As-New First Edition, 1st UK Printing. Very Fine in Very Fine unclipped DJ. 8.25" by 11.5", 192 pages, b&w and color illustrations & photos, index. - - - Long before 'Miss Saigon' opened at the Theatre Royal, it was London's most talked about production. The authors trace the evolution of this theatrical phenomenon from inception to behind-the-scenes anguish, composition, planning, orchestration, casting and design. Illustrated with color photographs of both on-and-off stage scenes, many of them previously unpublished, as well as b&w shots of Vietnam, which place the story in its historical context, 'The Story of Miss Saigon' is a landmark in the documentation of musical theatre.. Hard Cover.

$18.00

The Methuen Book of Shakespeare Anecdotes

By Berry, Ralph (editor)

London, UK: Methuen Drama, 1992. NEAR-FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition, 1st UK Printing. Top corners very gently bumped, otherwise very fine. Unclipped DJ is nearly perfect. 8vo, 6.25" by 9.5", 205 pages, index. ---A book of more than 300 theatrical anecdotes that offer the reader the opportunity to witness changes in theatrical approaches to Shakespeare from his own time to the present day. Contributing actors include Betterton, Kemble, Siddons, Kean, Gielgud and Richardson. Contributing directors include Granville-Barker, Guthrie, Brook, Nunn, and Hall. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$14.00

From Fire to Flood : A History of Theatre in Manitoba
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From Fire to Flood : A History of Theatre in Manitoba

By Longfield, Kevin

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Signature Editions, 2001. FINE First Edition, 6" by 9", 259 pages. Clean, no creases, unmarked. An excellent book on the history of live theatre, acting and playhouses in Manitoba Canada. Playwright and arts journalist Kevin Longfield examines Manitoba theatre from its beginnings. Includes visionaries Tom Hendry and John Hirsch, whose theatre centre became a model for the rest of the world, Prairie Theatre Exchange, and how Nellie McClung used theatre to help women get the vote. Also includes early and post-Confederation Manitoba, touring companies, amateur theatre, political theatre, University theatre, MTC, Rainbow Stage, alternative theatre, Fringe Festival, Theatre X, Primus, Theatre for Young People, and playwrights.. Soft Cover.

$14.00

Of the Fields, Lately

By French, David

Stoddart, 1985. FINE reprint softcover. Brand new in glossy card covers, 5.5" by 8.25", 112 pages, 8 full-page photographs. The sequel to French's 'Leaving Home' was first performed at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. This play is a won the Floyd S. Chalmers Drama Award in 1973.. Soft Cover.

$11.95

Theatre at the Crossroads : Plays and Playwrights of the Mid-Century American Stage

By Gassner, John

NY: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1960 VG/VG First Edition (stated), ex-lib with normal library markings. An excellent reading copy with light overall wear. Only a few pages with margin notes or underlining, a few folded page corners, solid & tight, 5.75" by 8.5", 327 pages. Clipped DJ has been protected in mylar since new. - - - Excellent critical reference of mid-1900's American theatre & drama. The author makes incisive comments on modern tragedy and social drama - and on the works of Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, William Inge, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Truman Capote, William Saroyan, Graham Greene, William Faulkner and many others - and on the roles of the Theatre Guild, the Group Theatre, Broadway and off-Broadway. His findings are related to 70 specific New York productions between 1950 and 1960 - including such plays as The Crucible, Ulysses in Nighttown, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, The Good Woman of Setzuan, A Streetcar Named Desire, Requiem for a Nun, and Waiting for Godot.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

Techniques of Acting
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Techniques of Acting

By Hayman, Ronald

NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971 NEAR-FINE/NEAR-FINE First American edition. Very nice copy in a dj with slightly darkened spine and 1/8" tear. This is an excellent book for aspiring actors. It describes different approaches for actors in theatre, film and television. Examined are the acting techniques of Sarah Bernhardt, Tommaso Salvini, Sir Laurence Olivier, Helene Weigel, Jeanne Moreau, Judi Dench, and others.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

Merchant of Venice
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Merchant of Venice

By Shakespeare, William; Smith, Evelyn, B.A. (Editor)

Edinburgh, Scotland: Thomas Nelson & Sons NEAR-FINE Hardcover. Undated but circa 1940, part of the Nelson's School Shakespeare series. This amazing copy appears unread, has nearly perfect crimson boards, and slightly sun-faded spine. Interiors absolutely as-new. 4.25" by 6.25", 147 pages.. Hard Cover.

$9.95