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Comoediae Superstites Viginti; Sedula Recensione Accuratae; In 3 Volumes

By Plautus, Titus Maccius

Londini: Sumtibus Rodwell et Martin et Al 1823. (Hardcover set) 343, 361, 342pp. Very good, no dust jackets. Three volumes in three-quarter vellum with marbled paper-covered boards. Illustrations. Vellum is lightly soiled, spine labels have been removed, the boards are lightly chipped and rubbed, and the half-title page in the first volume is detached but present. Text in Latin Language. (Plays, Classical Literature, Comedies, Drama, Theatre).

$157.50

A Map of the Senses
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A Map of the Senses

By Runnells, Rory (Contributor Rick Chafe; William Harrar; Maureen Hunter; Bruce McManus; Ross McMillan; Elise Moore; Yvette Nolan; Deborah O'Neil; Harry Rintoul; Ian Ross; Alfred Silver; Dennis Trochim.)

Scirocco Drama [1-896239-63-3] 2000. (Trade paperback) 519pp. Very good plus. Notes. "A Map of the Senses is a celebration of twenty years of playwriting in Manitoba. With plays from twelve members of MAP (the Manitoba Association of Playwrights) which has just turned twenty, this collection represents a variety of productions from not only the mainstream theatre and the perennially exciting Fringe Festival, but also from independent productions". Contributors include Rick Chafe, William Harrar, Maureen Hunter, Bruce McManus, Ross McMillan, Elise Moore, Yvette Nolan, Deborah O'Neil, Harry Rintoul, Ian Ross, Alfred Silver, Dennis Trochim. Introduction by Doug Arrell. (Drama, Drama, Theatre--Canada).

$34.13

The Persistence of Allegory; Drama and Neoclassicism from Shakespeare to Wagner
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The Persistence of Allegory; Drama and Neoclassicism from Shakespeare to Wagner

By Brown, Jane K.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 978-0-8122-3966-9 [978-0-8122-3966-9] 2007. (Hardcover) 292pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. There is a previous owner's blind stamp to the front free endpaper. "This book traces a complex history of neoclassicism in which new allegorical forms flourish and older ones are constantly revitalized. Brown reveals the allegorical survivals in the works of such major figures as Shakespeare, Calderon, Racine, Vondel, Metastasio, Goethe, and Wagner and reads tragedy, comedy, masque, opera, and school drama together rather than as separate developments". Book about Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe & Shakespeare. (Theater, Allegory, Comedy, Drama, Literary Criticism, Neo-Classicism, Opera, Theater--England).

$26.25

Early Stages; Theatre in Ontario 1800-1914

By Saddlemyer, Ann (editor) (Contributor Mary M. Brown; J.M.S. Careless; Robertson Davies; Robert Fairfield; Gerald Lenton-Young; Leslie O'Dell; Richard Plant; Ann Saddlemyer.)

Toronto: University of Toronto Press [0-8020-6779-4] 1990. (Trade paperback) 412pp. Very good plus. Photographs, illustrations, chronology, bibliography, index. The spine is lightly faded and the top front outside corner is creased. "Essays by Ann Saddlemyer, J. M. S. Careless, Leslie O'Dell, Robertson Davies, Mary M. Brown, Gerald Lenton-Young, Robert Fairfield, Richard Plant". Time Period 1800-1914. Contributors include Mary M. Brown, J.M.S. Careless, Robertson Davies, Robert Fairfield, Gerald Lenton-Young, Leslie O'Dell, Richard Plant, Ann Saddlemyer. Locale: Ontario--Canada. (Theatre, Entertainment, Essays, History--Canada, Literary Criticism, Theatre).

$26.25

The N-Town Plays and Medieval Picture Cycles (Publisher series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph Series.)

By Collins, Patrick J.

Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications [0-918720-03-6] 1979. (Paper covers) 46pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, notes. "After surveying previous studies of medieval drama, I became increasingly aware that a good way to read the cycle plays was simply to 'put them back' into the milieu from which they came. We know that great civic pride, pridigious monetary expense, and elaborate artistic effort characterized the productions of dramatic and semi-dramatic spectacles both for religious feasts, such as Corpus Christi, and for celebrations of secular events, such as a royal visitation" - from the Preface. Book about Medieval Picture Cycles & N-Town Plays. Publisher series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph Series 2 . Foreword by Clifford Davidson. (Drama, Drama, Literary Criticism, Medieval Art, Plays).

$36.75

Theatre Management; Producing and Managing the Performing Arts
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Theatre Management; Producing and Managing the Performing Arts

By Conte, David M. (With Stephen Langley.)

Hollywood: EntertainmentPro [0-89676-256-4] 2007. (4to paperback) 580pp. Very good plus. Diagrams, tables, charts, illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. The bottom back corner of the spine is bumped. "Beyond addressing management issues specific to legitimate theatre, Theatre Management also deals with broader issues that affect all of the performing arts: mission statements, legal organization and structure, not-for-profit organizations, personnel, place of performance, budgeting, box office / ticketing, fundraising, marketing, public relations, advertising, and performance management". (Theater, Drama, Finances, Management, Performing Arts, Public Relations, Reference, Theatre).

$42.00

Five or Six Characters in Search of Toronto and Other Plays (Includes Nobody Gets Laid; Some Dogs.)

By Bose, Rana

New Delhi: Prestige Books [81-7551-021-8] 1998. (Hardcover) 104pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Light edgewear to the dust jacket. "Rana Bose is an intellectual dissenter. All his plays highlight the theme of protest, not specific incidents of suffering so much as the systematic shortcomings that give rise to and perpetuate an unjust society. His plays have a Canadian setting but their implications have global relevance". Includes Nobody Gets Laid & Some Dogs. Selected with introduction by Uma Parameswaran. Locale: Canada. (Drama, Drama, Political Activism, Theater).

$26.25

Establishing Our Boundaries: English-Canadian Theatre Criticism

By Wagner, Anton (editor)

Toronto: University of Toronto Press [0-8020-4115-9] 1999. (Hardcover) 416pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Notes, index. The dust jacket spine is lightly edgeworn at the bottom. "One metaphor running through Establishing Our Boundaries is that of the critic as both skilful physician and armed gladiator fighting on behalf of the art of theatre against a frequently indifferent public and complacent theatre practitioners themselves. How the critic should fulfil this cultural function has been debated from the beginning of the 1800s to the present" - from the text. Book about Dramatic Criticism. Locale: Canada. (Theater, Critics, Essays, History--Canada, Literary Criticism, Theater).

$36.75

Art Lessons; Learning from the Rise and Fall of Public Arts Funding

By Marquis, Alice Goldfarb

New York: Basic Books [0-465-00437-7] 1995. (Trade paperback) 304pp. Very good. Notes. The spine is faded, minor underlining in black ink throughout the text, and a remainder mark on the bottom edge. "Should the government be in the arts business? Art Lessons strives to engage the reader in the lively and intense debate over who, if anyone, should or can decide what is art". (Theatre, Art Theory, Finance, Government, Ideas, Performing Arts, Politics, Public Art).

$23.63

National Service; Diary of a Decade

By Eyre, Richard (Diaries of Richard Eyre.)

London: Bloomsbury [0-7475-6589-9] 2003. (Hardcover) 438pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Index. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed. "During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary - a record that disarmingly captured a life at the heart of British cultural and political affairs. The powerful and the famous inevitably strut and fret upon its pages, but National Service is also a moving personal journey, charted faithfully by a fiercely self-aware and frequently self-doubting individual". Diaries of Richard Eyre. Book about National Theatre. Time Period 1987-1997. Locale: United Kingdom. (Theater, Entertainers, Theater).

$31.50

String Quartet; Four Plays by Ronnie Burkett; Tinka's New Dress; Street of Blood; Happy; Provenance
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String Quartet; Four Plays by Ronnie Burkett; Tinka's New Dress; Street of Blood; Happy; Provenance

By Burkett, Ronnie

Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press 978-0-88754-820-8 [978-0-88754-820-8] 2010, 1st edition. (Trade paperback) 266pp. Near fine. Black and white and color photographs. "Two childhood friends become puppeteers, each performing with the same beloved folk characters, Franz and Schnitzel. Fipsi, ambitious and naive, aligns herself with the ruling government, the Common Good. Carl, headstrong and outspoken, is forced underground as his satirical shows parody the censorship and oppression of the Common Good. Based upon the illegal puppet shows staged in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Tinka's New Dress examines propaganda versus truth, compliance versus censorship, and the collective society versus the individual" - taken from the jacket about Tinka's New Dress. Locale: Canada; Czechoslovakia. (Theater, Drama, Nazi Party, Plays, Playwrights, Puppetry).

$28.88

Modern British Drama 1890-1990
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Modern British Drama 1890-1990

By Innes, Christopher

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [0-521-31555-7] 1992. (Trade paperback) 484pp. Very good. Chronology, photographs, notes, index. Light creases along the bottom front cover. "This is the first one-volume analysis of British drama from 1890 to 1990 covering the most dynamic and exciting period in its history since Shakespeare. Through detailed discussions of all the major dramatists and their plays, Christopher Innes traces the evolution of modernism from Bernard Shaw to the present, providing valuable information on the social and political environment surrounding the plays, first productions and critical reception. Key elements in modern British drama are explored, including naturalistic social drama, comedy, poetic or symbolist drama, and feminist theatre". Book about Bernard Shaw. Time Period 19th Century & 20th Century. Locale: United Kingdom. (Drama, Criticism, Drama, Plays, Politics, Society, Theatre).

$39.38

The Pomping Folk in the Nineteenth-Century Theatre

By Trewin, J. C.

London: J. M. Dent & Sons 460038206 [460038206] 1968. (Hardcover) 230pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Green with gilt lettering on the spine. Notes. The spine is slightly cocked and there is a previous owner's name in ink and blind stamp on the front free endpaper. "Here are the pomping folk, and here are their plays. It was a sad period for the drama. Apart from Shakespeare, often garbled, a few other classical pieces, and a multitude of stock melodramas and comedies.... Companies in the first half of the century had to search in a current drama that was merely arid: pompous plays for the pomping folk: clotted prose, or tushery (frequently in iambics)" - from the Introduction. Time Period 19th Century & Nineteenth Century. Locale: Europe. (Theatre, Drama, Plays, Theater, Theatre).

$26.25

A Woman of No Importance

By Wilde, Oscar

London: Methuen and Co. 1908, One of 1000 copies printed. (Hardcover) 191pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Cream cloth with gilt deocration. Top edge gilt. The front and back cover is lightly soiled, the spine is discolored, the endpapers are spotted and there are the remains of a bookplate on the front endpaper. "This edition on handmade paper is limited to 1000 copies for the United Kingdom and America". (Drama, Plays, Theater).

$157.50

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Prose Pieces

By Wilde, Oscar

London: Methuen and Co. 1908, One of 1000 copies printed. (Hardcover) 266pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Cream cloth with gilt lettering and gilt designs on the cover and spine. Top edge gilt.The front and back cover is soiled, the spine is worn and darkened, the endpapers are lightly spotted and there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. "This edition on handmade paper is limited to 1000 copies for the United Kingdom and America". (Drama, Plays, Theater).

$105.00

The Duchess of Padua

By Wilde, Oscar

London: Methuen and Co. 1908, from a limited edition of 100 copies. (Hardcover) 210pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Cream cloth with gilt lettering and gilt designs on the cover and spine. Top edge gilt. The front and back cover is lightly soiled, the spine is unevenly discolored, and some spotting to the endpapers. "This edition on handmade paper is limited to 1000 copies for the United Kingdom and America". (Drama, Plays, Theater).

$105.00

Bill Porter; A Drama of O. Henry in Prison

By Sinclair, Upton

Pasadena: Upton Sinclair 1925, 1st printing. (Staplebound) 58pp. Very good. The spine is detached at the bottom staple and is torn at the bottom, chipped at the top. "The central figure of this play is the writer of short stories known to all the world as O. Henry. His name was William Sydney Porter; 'Bill' Porter to his intimates in the Ohio State Penitentiary, where, beginning at the age of thirty-six, he served a sentence of three years and three months for embezzlement of national bank funds" - from the foreword. (Drama, Drama, Play, Script).

$63.00

Riel

By Coulter, John

Toronto: Ryerson Press 1962. (Hardcover) 142pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Musical notation. The top and bottom of the spine are bumped, there is a previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper, minor underlining in ink in the text, and an inch-long chip at the top of the front panel of the dust jacket. "Riel is a Canadian classic - an epic play in two parts and thirty scenes. It is a dramatization of the two political upheavals caused by the enigmatic Louis Riel, the leader of the Metis, the half-French, half-Indian settlers of the Red River Valley". Book about Louis Riel. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Red River Valley; Western Canada; Western Canada. (Drama, Drama, Metis, Riel, Theatre--Canada).

$21.00

History of the Theatre

By Brockett, Oscar G.

Boston: Allyn and Bacon 1971, 5th printing. (Hardcover) 741pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Frontispiece, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, timelines, maps, bibliography, appendix, index. The edges are lightly worn and there is a previous owner's blind stamp on the title page. "In this book, I have attempted to trace the development of the theatre from primitive times until 1967, when I completed the manuscript. I have placed major emphasis upon the theatre in Europe, where it has been cultivated most assiduously, and in America as an extension of the European tradition... While history aims at recreating the past, it is seldom a purely factual study. The evidence, whether slight or copious, must always be interpreted" - from the preface. Locale: England; Italy; Rome; Spain; United States. (Drama, Drama, Literary Criticism, Theater).

$31.50

Stella Adler; On Ibsen Strindberg and Chekhov
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Stella Adler; On Ibsen Strindberg and Chekhov

By Adler, Stella (Based on the work of Anton Chekhov; Henrik Ibsen; August Strindberg; Edited with preface by Barry Paris.)

New York: Alfred A Knopf [0-679-42442-3] 1999, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 323pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly faded along the spine. "In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights... Through the plays of these masters, Adler discusses the arts of playwriting and script interpretation... She looks into aspects of society and class, and into our cultural past, as well as the evolution of the modern spirit... Adler's book, brilliantly edited by Barry Paris, puts her famous lectures into print for the first time". Based on the work of Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen & August Strindberg. Edited with preface by Barry Paris. (Drama, Criticism, Drama, Playwrights, Playwriting).

$39.38

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