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Othello - Theatre Programme

Market Theatre Company, Johannesburg, 1986. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Complete. Theatre programme. A VERY RARE copy of the programme for one of the most historic performances of Othello. In 1986, Janet Suzman cast a black man, John Kani, as Othello - the first time in South African history this happened. It became a succes de scandale when the apartheid government's censors passed the performance. The moment of Othello's kiss with Desdemona became a moment of immense controversy and poignancy as at the time the ban on sexual relations between the races had only very recently been lifted. It was still an improbability to see a black and white person embrace, let alone kiss. The performance launched against the taboo came to be the beginning of the taboo's demolition. Nonetheless, white audiences were either thrilled, scandalised, enthused or moved. The production has never been forgotten. This copy is one of very few extant. The covers have a very, very light strip of tanning from storage. There is even lighter wear about the edges. The contents are in excellent condition. They are tidy, clean, clear, bold, proud, smart. fk

$60.00

Sincerely Yours Mark Twain
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Sincerely Yours Mark Twain

By Sieff, Percy

The Space / Die Ruimte, Cape Town, 1972. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Complete. Theatre programme for a one-man show by the South African actor, Percy Sieff, about Mark Twain's lecture tour of South Africa in 1896. A mildly grubby cover that has handling and storage wear and marks. It is secure and sure. The contents are simple, clean, clear, competent, comfortable. fk

$10.00

The In-Affair of the Year - "Jewish 'Mock Wedding' or "A Jewish 'Fairy' Tale" - Vol II - Collectors item

In-Affair, Johannesburg, 1984. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Complete. Programme for the second "edition" of the irresistibly popular "The Mock Wedding", a charity comedy theatre production (the brainchild of Sol and Abe Krok) that ran for about eight years. The Kroks, Joan Brickhill et al were able to persuade the cream of South African businessmen to take part in this charity fund-raiser; all the parts were taken by these men. This programme is much illustrated with cartoons by the popular Lou Henning. Salmon pink paper. The covers have wear from handling, storage. They have some scuffing, handling marks. They are benign. The contents have some wear about the edges but are in general, clean, clear, amiable, congenial, cheerful, generous. fk

$30.00

State Theatre Pretoria : Commemorative Brochure published on the occasion of the inauguration and the opening season of the State Theatre Pretoria
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State Theatre Pretoria : Commemorative Brochure published on the occasion of the inauguration and the opening season of the State Theatre Pretoria

By Fletcher, Jill ; Stead, Rinie ; Botha, Hans et al

State Theatre, Pretoria, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Complete. A decent copy. The covers have some light wear about the edges. They are otherwise calm, sure. The contents are very smart. They are clean, clear, convivial, diligent, eager. fk

$30.00

Theatre Programme : "Chase Me Comrade", The Academy Theatre (Johannesburg's Theatre of Laughter)
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Theatre Programme : "Chase Me Comrade", The Academy Theatre (Johannesburg's Theatre of Laughter)

Academy Theatre, Johannesburg, 1969. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Complete. Programme for the Ray Cooney farce's run in Johannesburg. The covers have wear, marks, annotations, creases, scuffing. They are comfortable and secure. The contents are mild-mannered, healthy, clean, clear, convivial. fk

$19.00

Cape Theatre in the 1940's : Reviews of Ballet and Drama
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Cape Theatre in the 1940's : Reviews of Ballet and Drama

By Hatfield, Denis

Purnell, Cape Town, Johannesburg, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 147 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, rubbing, wear, handling marks. It is secure and sure. The boards are neat, tidy, healthy. The contents are pleasingly agreeable. They are ordered, clean, clear, diligent, convivial, contented. fk

$68.00

Theatre on the Bay : The First 25 Years
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Theatre on the Bay : The First 25 Years

By Keyter, Suzaan (compiler) ; Milton, Evan (interviews and text)

Art South Africa Publishing, Cape Town, 2013. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 143 pages (complete). Softcover with flaps. An agreeably comfortable and neat copy. The matte covers have some light rubbing and scuffing. They are otherwise placid and pleasing. The contents are in excellent condition. They are very clean, clear, energetic, convivial, companionable, certain. fk

$70.00

Theatre on the Bay : The First 25 Years
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Theatre on the Bay : The First 25 Years

By Keyter, Suzaan ; Milton, Evan

Art South Africa Publishing / Theatre on the Bay, 2013. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 143 pages (complete). Soft cover with flaps. A smart, serene copy. Included: a film-acting certificate for TV presenter and actress, Kendal Barrett, and an Actcapetown Graduation ceremony programme card. The matte covers are tidy and most pleasing. The contents are sure, very neat and tidy, clean, clear - as if new throughout! fk

$70.00

South African Jews in the Theatre
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South African Jews in the Theatre

By Saks, David (Ed) ; Tucker, Percy (Special Assistant Editor)

Jewish Affairs, Johannesburg, 2006. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 96 pages (complete). A special issue of "Jewish Affairs". A smart and healthy copy. The edges have mild user wear yet are otherwise comfortable and secure. The contents are in pleasing condition. The pages are clean, clear, generous, amiable. fk

$25.00

The Market Theatre : 40 years of storytelling 1976-2016
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The Market Theatre : 40 years of storytelling 1976-2016

DeskLink Media / Market Theatre Foundation, Johannesburg, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 160 pages (complete). A very smart copy. Contributions from actors, artists, playwrights, directors and others. Laminated boards that are flashy and good looking. They have very, very mild scuffing. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, bright, fresh, clean and clear, vivacious and convivial. fk

$50.00

Applause : Commemorative brochure published on the occasion of the inauguration and the opening season of the State Theatre, Pretoria
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Applause : Commemorative brochure published on the occasion of the inauguration and the opening season of the State Theatre, Pretoria

By Fletcher, Jill ; Stead, Rinie ; Botha, Hans

State Theatre, Pretoria, 1981. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. Complete. Inscribed (to Henry Goldberg, a charter subscriber to the Theatre) and signed by Dennis Reinecke, the General Manager of the State Theatre on the frontispage (dated: 23 May 1981 - the day of inauguration). Fully bound in brown leather with gilt borders and decoration. The back cover has some light marking. The contents are placid. The pages are very, very mildly tanned from age. They are clean, clear, competent, diligent, generous, amenable. fk

$100.00

Die Breytie-boek: 'n Versameling Artikels Oor Suid-Afrikaanse Teater opgedra aan P.P.B. Breytenbach / The Breytie Book : A collection of articles on South African Theatre dedicated to P P B Breytenbach (24 January 1904 - 2nd March 1984)
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Die Breytie-boek: 'n Versameling Artikels Oor Suid-Afrikaanse Teater opgedra aan P.P.B. Breytenbach / The Breytie Book : A collection of articles on South African Theatre dedicated to P P B Breytenbach (24 January 1904 - 2nd March 1984)

By Hauptfleisch, Temple (Ed)

Limelight Press, Randburg, 1985. Limited. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 188 pages (complete). English and Afrikaans text. Burgundy Quarter leather and suede. Numbered 68 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Presentation plate to Port Elizabeth theatre booker and impresario, Frank Rogaly. Signed by the editor, Temple Hauptfleisch on the certification label (affixed on the frontispage). A benign copy. The suede front has been marked during storage. Both front and back have been scuffed. Nonetheless, they are sound. Within, there are occasional light marks from handling and storage. In general, however, the pages are placid, genial, convivial, clean, clear and competent. fk

$120.00