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Christian Rite and Christian Drama in the Middle Ages: Essays in  the Origin and Early History of Modern Drama.
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Christian Rite and Christian Drama in the Middle Ages: Essays in the Origin and Early History of Modern Drama.

By Hardison Jr., O. B.

Baltimore, Maryland.: Johns Hopkins Press.. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1965. Hardcover. 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii - 328 pp. Magenta cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Seven essays in all as follows: I - "Darwin, Mutations, and the Origin of Medieval Drama", II - "The Mass as Sacred Drama", III - "The Lenten Agon: From Septuagesima to Good Friday", IV - "Christus Victor: From Holy Saturday to Low Sunday", V - "The Early History of the Quem Quaeritis", VI - "From Quem Quaeritis to Resurrection Play", VII - "The Vernacular Tradition: Form, Episode, Dialogue", Epilogue - "A Note on the Continuity of Ritual Form in European Drama", Appendix I - "Translations", Appendix II - "Chronological Index of Early Liturgical Plays" and lastly, a 12 page index. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper, otherwise very clean with a soild binding and showing only a trace of wear to the spine tips. The clipped dust jacket is worn on the head edge with 4 smallish closed tears and a chip in the spine crown. .

$16.00

The Music of Finland.
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The Music of Finland.

By Richards, Denby.

London, UK.: Hugh Evelyn.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; viii - 120 pp. Blue cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated end papers and also illustrated with 18 pages of black and white photographs one of which is the frontis piece. From the dust jacket: "This is the first book in the English language dealing exclusively with the history and significance of Finland's musical culture, and it traces the development from the church music of the 14th century through the first music schools and teachers to the present time." Thirty-seven page alphabetical listing of Finnish composers and their known works followed by a 4 page index at the back. The head edges of the boards are a tad faded, otherwise clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear to the head edges and a browning of the head margin on the front panel. .

$12.00

Walk-Ons & Bit-Parts.
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Walk-Ons & Bit-Parts.

By Stadelman, Sara Lee.

Toronto, Ontario.: Penumbra Press.. Near Fine. 2000. First Edition. Soft Cover. 1894131096 . 8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 208 pp. A memoir of sorts by Sara Lee about her life in the dramatic arts of interpretive movement. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Sara Lee is a very engaging person and her dynamism and faith are readily apparent on the stage. Signed and dated with an inscription to the previous owner on the title page. The cover edges show mild wear and the covers thenselves show scuffing that is best seen in reflected light.; Signed by Author .

$20.00

The St. Matthew Passion: A Text for Voices
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The St. Matthew Passion: A Text for Voices

By Reeves, John

Grand Rapids, Michigan.: William B. Eerdmans. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hard Cover. 0802839002 . 12mo - 19 x 15.5 cm.; x - 108 pp. Pictorial paper covered boards with no external lettering. The dustjacket is one of the translucent but slightly opaque mylar jackets with lettering on both the front and back panels. "An inspiring and illuminating series of meditations on Bach's St. Matthew's Passion and the experience of those who perform the music." An English version of the libretto as prepared by Edwrad Elgar and Ivor Atkins is included, pages 79 to 108. .

$7.50

Here They Are . . . .  Amos 'n' Andy
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Here They Are . . . . Amos 'n' Andy

By Correll, Charles J. and Freeman F. Gosden

New York.: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1931. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; vi - 174 pp. Red cloth with light blue lettering on spine and front board. No additional printings are noted. Foreword by Irvin S. Cobb. There are six black and white line drawings present including the frontis by Margery Stocking. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The corners are bumped and there is general but mild soiling to the externals with the spine being darkened. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$35.00

Script into Performance: A Structuralist View of Play Production
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Script into Performance: A Structuralist View of Play Production

By Hornby, Richard

Austin, texas.: University of Texas Press.. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1977. Hardcover. 0292775431 . 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xi - 215 pp. Brown cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. As a part of the discussion in this book Hornby considers three examples, Shelley's "The Cenci", Ibsen's "A Doll House", and Pinter's "The Homecoming". Previous owner's name written on the front free end paper and the externals show a trace of shelf wear. The dust jacket is faded on the spine and has mild edge wear. .

$10.00

Staging the Renaissance: Reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean  Drama
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Staging the Renaissance: Reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

By Kastan, David Scott and Peter Stallybrass (editors)

New York.: Routledge.. Near Fine. 1991. Softcover. 0415901669 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; x - 293 pp. Twenty four essays in total with ten " . . . essays establishing the historical conditions of playacting, from boy actors and antitheatrical sentiment to the production and ownership of theatrical script, and the effects of censorship. (Fourteen) essays than offer critical reassessments of individual non-Shakespearean plays . . .". Previous owner's name on the inside of the front cover, otherwise very clean and sound with no apparent signs of ever having been used. .

$25.00

Dance Memoranda.
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Dance Memoranda.

By Armitage, Merle. (Edwin Cole, editor).

Freeport, New York.: Books for Libraries Press.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1969. Hardcover. 4to - 28 x 21.5 cm.; [6] - 58 - [224] pp. Teal blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on a red spine panel. First published in 1946, this is one of the "Essay Index Reprint Series" from the Books for Libraries Press. Foreword by Catharine Bamman. Signed by the author on the front free end paper as follows: "This book, via Grace Denton Esser is for Frances Rich - one of the few people it was made for, and one of the few who can understand its meaning - Warmly, Merle Armitage, December 1973". Grace Denton Esser was a contemporary of both Frances Rich and Merle Armitage working as a concert and theatrical manager. Francis Rich was a sculptor of some note from the midwest and the daughter of Irene Rich. Francis Rich's library seal is blind stamped on the front free end paper, twice on the half title page and an 'offset stamping ghost' shows faintly on the title page. Otherwise the interior is very clean while the externals show mild shelf wear with scuff marks on the back board. A handsome book with a quite interesting and intriguing inscription and association.; Signed by Author .

$125.00

Shakespeare's World Of Death: The Early Tragedies
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Shakespeare's World Of Death: The Early Tragedies

By Courtney, Richard

Toronto, Ontario: Simon & Pierre. Near Fine. 1995. Softcover. 0889242615 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 268 pp. One of the Director's Shakespeare's Series from Courtney (9 at last count) and this one looks at Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and Hamlet. Courtney writes with 40 years of experience behind him as an actor, director and teacher of drama both in the UK and now in Canada. A new, unread and unused book. .

$8.00

Four Aspects of the Film.
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Four Aspects of the Film.

By Limbacher, James L.

Privately published.. Good with no dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [6] - 386 pp. Black cloth over boards with off-white cloth and black lettering on the spine. No publisher of place is given, copyrighted by the author. Limbacher appears to have written a labour of love here. An in-depth look at 4 key physical aspects of film making: color, width, depth and sound with a concluding look at the avant-garde. Extremely well researched and documented with some rather unique appendices. Listings of films by the type of projection to be used and visual presentation methods required. Illustrated with 16 plates, 2 of which are in full colour. General and moderate wear to the extremities. Two page bibliography, 4 appendices: "Key to Abbreviations", 1 - "Natural Color and Tinted Films" 73 pages, 2 - "Widescreen Films" 25 pages, 3 - "Third-Dimensional Films" 3 pages, 4 - "Pioneer Sound Films" 8 pages, and lastly a 8 page index. Mild wear and soiling to the externals. Small tear or pull at the back of the spine head. Otherwise a clean interior and a sound binding. .

$10.00

Madam Butterfly
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Madam Butterfly

By Puccini, Giacomo

Melville, New York: Belwin Mills. Near Fine. Soft Cover. 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 64 pp. Mustard yellow covers with black lettering and a saddle stapled binding. Kalmus libretto series #8183. Italian on verso and English on recto facing. .

$6.00

La Boheme. Opera in Four Acts
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La Boheme. Opera in Four Acts

By Puccini, Giacomo (G. Giacosa, L. Illica, Joseph Machlis)

New York.: Franco Colombo Inc.. Very Good. 1966. Soft Cover. 4to - 26 x 17 cm.; 76 pp. White card covers with a saddle stapled binding. Libretto by G. Giacosa and L. Illica with the English version by Joseph Machlis. Printed 2 columns per page with Italian on the left and English on the right. Minor soiling and wear on the covers, else near fine. .

$8.00

Pagliacci; An Opera in Two Acts. Metropolitan Opera Libretto
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Pagliacci; An Opera in Two Acts. Metropolitan Opera Libretto

By Leoncavallo, Ruggiero (George Mead)

New York, New York: Fred Rullman. Very Good. 1958. Soft Cover. 4to - 25.5 x 17 cm.; 31 pp. Grey wraps with black lettering and a saddle staple binding. The original Italian libretto with a correct English translation. Produced by the Metropolitan Opera Association. The English version is by George Mead. .

$6.00

Newman Album of Classical Dances.
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Newman Album of Classical Dances.

By Newman, Albert W.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.: Theodore Presser Co.. Fair. 1923. Hard Cover. Folio - 31 x 23.5 cm.; ix - 96 pp. Purple cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front. Newman, ballet master, producer, originator, composer, author, teacher, writes in his introduction: "This beautiful Bouquet of Terpsichorean Novelties has been composed and arranged in this convenient form with the music, for Playgrounds and Parochial Schools, for May Day Festivals, Carnivals and Dance Recitals . . . . dances appear in the form of Solos, Group Dances and Ballets, yet they are especially suitable for Class Work, and have been adapted to music by such . . . composers as Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Gounod, Dvorak and others . . . . every tone has been actually interpreted in the Terpsichorean Language . . . .". Fourteen dances with their music, graded from 1 to 4. Edgewear, some wrinkling and staining on boards due to water damage, corners bumped, front hinge partially detached from spine, the front free end paper has inscription and names of former owners, usual library markings, removed pocket and date slip on the back end papers, marginalia on one page. .

$50.00

Walk-Ons & Bit-Parts.
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Walk-Ons & Bit-Parts.

By Stadelman, Sara Lee.

Toronto, Ontario.: Penumbra Press. Near Fine. 2000. Soft Cover. 1894131096 . 8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 208 pp. A memoir of sorts by Sara Lee about her life in the dramatic arts of interpretive movement. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Sara Lee is a very engaging person and her dynamism and faith are readily apparent on the stage. .

$10.00

A Fly on the Curtain
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A Fly on the Curtain

By Euringer, Fred

Toronto, Ontario.: Oberon Press. Very Good. 2000. Softcover. 0778011429 . 8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 218 pp. Euringer documents the early days of the Stratford Festival and summer stock theatre in Ontario during the 1950's. The author worked with the likes of Tyrone Guthrie, Michael Langham, Christopher Plummer, Frederick Valk, Kenneth Wicks, Bob Huber, John Douglas, and Donald Sutherland. Minor soiling to the white wraps with a black remainder mark on the head edge. Cover art by Egon Schiele. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white photographs.; Remainder .

$7.50

The Gist of Sight-Singing: The Pocket Music Student.
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The Gist of Sight-Singing: The Pocket Music Student.

By Lewis, Leo Rich.

Boston, Massachussets.: Oliver Ditson Co.. Very Good. 1931. Soft Cover. 12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 96 pp. Gray/blue wraps with blue lettering and decorations on front. An introduction to sight singing and in some ways a simplified version of the standardized "Melodia" by Cole. Minor soiling and wear to the wraps with some text paper browning. .

$6.00

Z Melpomena na Emigracji
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Z Melpomena na Emigracji

By Krukowski, Kazimierz

Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland): Czytelnik. Good. 1987. Soft Cover. 8307013127 . 8vo - 20.5 x 14.5 cm.; 157 pp. White covers with coloured illustartion and black lettering. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs and photoreprodcutions of playbills and related ephemera. The text is in Polish. The covers are mildly soiled with some spotting on the back cover. .

$8.00