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The Story of Theatre in South Africa. A Guide to its History from 1780 - 1930
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The Story of Theatre in South Africa. A Guide to its History from 1780 - 1930

By Fletcher, Jill

(Cape Town: Vlaeberg, 1994). 4to; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 160; text in double columns; numerous illustrations. Fine copy. 'In The story of South African Theatre (1780 - 1930) Jill Fletcher presents us with a most enjoyable and highly readable account of the early South African theatre history. Not only has she finally made FCL Bosman's monumental research accessible in English, but by skilfully utilising her own research, has managed to clarify and effectively illustrate particular aspects of that almost forgotten era. This richly illustrated book will enhance the understanding of the complex and dynamic entertainment industry. A book which will be enjoyed by all.' .

$8.58

The Story of Theatre in South Africa. A Guide to its History from 1780-1930

By Fletcher, Jill

(Cape Town: Vlaeberg, 1994, First Edition) 0947461280. 4to; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 160 (including index); numerous black-and-white photographs. Very good condition. Crease to top fore-corner of preliminary leaves. "… a most enjoyable and highly readable account of the early South African theatre history." .

$8.58

They Built a Theatre

By Hoffman, Arthur and Anna Romain

(Johannesburg: Ad Donker, 1980) 0949937738. 8vo; original blue boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 211; black-and-white plates. Dustwrapper a bit rubbed. Very good condition. History of the Repertory Players, and later the Alexander Theatre, of Johannesburg. .

$6.60

The Flag is Flying. A Very Personal History of Theatre in the Old South Africa

By Schach, Leonard

(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1996) 0798135514. 4to; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 191, incl. index; well illustrated with photographs and facsimiles. Dustwrapper a little rubbed. Very good condition. 'Leonard Schach participated in every stage of the development of a theatre in South Africa between the years 1925 and 1994. He produced and directed some of the best plays ever to be seen in this country. The Flag is Flying is an engrossing personal history of the South African theatre by the "whole theatre man", filled with notable and perceptive anecdotes and sympathetic, sharp and convincing pen-portraits of theatre personalities. … The passion Schach brought to his work in theatre permeates his recollections of the period and events he experienced first-hand. The generous selection of illustrations, some never previously published, is a visual celebration of the development of South African theatre.' .

$13.21

China's Traditional Kunqu Opera

By Lei, Zheng (author), and R. B. Baron (translator)

([China]: CAV Television Production Co., no date). 224 x 181 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 103 + (i); full-colour photographs, and reproductions of contemporary artwork. Fine condition. 'On May 18, 2001, China's traditional Kunqu opera was added to UNESCO's list of "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity." Kunqu opera is China's oldest existing dramatic art form. Deeply rooted in the traditional culture of ancient China, its artistic, literary, and historical value is incalculable. Like humanity's other art forms, Kunqu opera underwent an extended process of emergence, development, and maturation. Along this winding road, Kunqu absorbed influences from many different sources. ... Kunqu opera fully expresses China's traditional aesthetic and ethical values. In this art form may be seen not only ancient Chinese music and dance, but also vignettes of life from every level of classical Chinese society. It may be said that Kunqu opera offers the entire world a window through which to observe at firsthand China's traditional culture and spirit.' There is a useful appendix containing a page-length synopsis for each of eleven classical Kunqu operas. .

$19.81

The Story of Theatre in South Africa. A Guide to its History from 1780 - 1930

By Fletcher, Jill

(Cape Town: Vlaeberg, 1994). 4to; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 160; text in double columns; numerous illustrations. Fine copy. 'In The story of South African Theatre (1780 - 1930) Jill Fletcher presents us with a most enjoyable and highly readable account of the early South African theatre history. Not only has she finally made FCL Bosman's monumental research accessible in English, but by skilfully utilising her own research, has managed to clarify and effectively illustrate particular aspects of that almost forgotten era. This richly illustrated book will enhance the understanding of the complex and dynamic entertainment industry. A book which will be enjoyed by all.' .

$10.57

Both sides of the mask: the world of Muriel Alexander

By Sowden, Lewis

(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1964). Pictorial dustwrapper, slightly frayed, pp. (vii) + 179. Text edges slightly foxed. Edition limited to 1000 copies; this copy un-numbered. '... based on the life of Muriel Alexander, one of the few actresses to have a theatre named after her. her story will be of interest to many people, outlined as it is against the bizarre years of the early 1900's, continuing right up to modern times. We meet famous people who crossed her path such as Tree, Ellen Terry, Bernard Shaw, Pinero and many South Africans who have achieved fame. The book ranges from London to the Cape, from Druban to the Zambesi, and whilst mainly describing the theatre in Southern Africa, ...' .

$5.28

The story of theatre in South Africa; a guide to its history from 1780 - 1930

By Fletcher, Jill

(Cape Town, Vlaeberg, 1994). Quarto, laminated pictorial dustwrapper, pp. 160, text in double columns, numerous illustrations. Fine copy. 'In The story of South African Theatre (1780 - 1930) Jill Fletcher presents us with a most enjoyable and highly readable account of the early South African theatre history. Not only has she finally made FCL Bosman's monumental research accessible in English, but by skilfully utilising her own research, has managed to clarify and effectively illustrate particular aspects of that almost forgotten era. This richly illustrated book will enhance the understanding of the complex and dynamic entertainment industry. A book which will be enjoyed by all.' .

$10.57

The Story of Theatre in South Africa. A Guide to its History from 1780-1930

By Fletcher, Jill

(Cape Town: Vlaeberg, 1994). 4to; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 160 (including index); numerous black-and-white photographs. Very good condition. Crease to top fore-corner of preliminary leaves. "… a most enjoyable and highly readable account of the early South African theatre history." .

$8.58