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BILL TRUETELL: A STORY OF THEATRICAL LIFE

By Brennan, George H.

Chicago, IL: A. C. McClurg & Co, 1909. HC. good++, decorated tan cloth (hardcover) lacks FFEP. James Montgomery Flagg ill.. Nice clean and tight copy. 282pp.

$10.00

OUR PLAYHOUSE - 75 YEARS OF THE PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS

By Sherman, Van Allen

Concord, NH: Town & Country Reprographics, 2008. PB. fine, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 9780979486067 258pp.

$15.00

AMERICAN OPERETTA FROM H.M.S. PINAFORE TO SWEENEY TODD

By Bordman, Gerald

New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. HC. very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0195028694 206pp.

$5.00

BRAVURA! LUCIA CHASE & THE AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
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BRAVURA! LUCIA CHASE & THE AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

By Ewing, Alex C.

Gainesville, FL: Univ. Press of Florida, 2009. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 9780813033761 339pp.

$17.50

STAGE FOR A NATION: THE NATIONAL THEATRE - 150 YEARS
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STAGE FOR A NATION: THE NATIONAL THEATRE - 150 YEARS

By Lee, Douglas Bennett; Meersman, Roger L.; Murphy, Donn B. (foreword by Harry Teter) (preface by Helen Hayes)

Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1985. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0819150215 143pp.

$8.00

STAGE ANTIQUITIES OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS AND THEIR INFLUENCE

By Allen, James Turney

New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1927. HC. very good+, blue cloth, teg (hardcover) no dustjacket. B&W illustrations. 206pp.

$7.00

LAUGHING IN THE DARK: A DECADE OF SUBVERSIVE COMEDY
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LAUGHING IN THE DARK: A DECADE OF SUBVERSIVE COMEDY

By Stone, Laurie

Hopewell, NJ: The Ecco Press, 1997. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0880014741 299pp.

$10.00

DESIGN IN THE THEATRE - SPECIAL WINTER NUMBER OF "THE STUDIO," 1927-8

By Sheringham, George and Laver, James (commentary by); Craig, E. Gordon; Cochran, Charles B; Playfair, Nigel (contributions by)

London: The Studio, Limited, 1927. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) light stain boards. 120 plates follow text. NOTE - there is some old dampstaining to the red cloth boards not seen under the dustjacket, and not affecting the book block. 31pp text.

$30.00

LEADING LADY: THE WORLD AND THEATRE OF KATHARINE CORNELL

By Mosel, Tad (with Gertrude Macy) (foreword by Martha Graham)

Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0316585378 534pp.

$5.00

THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MUSICAL THEATER

By Ewen, David

Philadelphia, PA: Chilton Company, 1961. HC. good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) w/ review slip. Here is a rich and eventful panorama of musical entertainment in this country. We are introduced to the earliest forms of indigenous musical theater-the burlesque and the minstrel show. We see the birth of American comic opera and American operetta and are shown how the revue, the musical comedy, and the musical play came into being. 268pp.

$6.00

THE EMINENT TRAGEDIAN: WILLIAM CHARLES MACREADY

By Downer, Alan S.

Cambridge, MA: Harvary University Press, 1966. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. 392pp.

$6.00

QUICKSILVER - A NOVEL OF THE THEATER -- [Salesman's Sample]

By Davis, Fitzroy [Salesman's Dummy Sample]

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1941. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). NOTE -- THIS IS THE SALEMAN'S SAMPLE BOOK with a second dustjacket affixed to the front paste down to fold-out; contents lists chapters and page numbers are simply 000, and this is followed by the first four pages of Chapter I. UNIQUE ! 4pp.

$65.00

THE DISAPPOINTMENT OR, THE FORCE OF CREDULITY - A CRITICAL EDITION OF THE FIRST AMERICAN DRAMA

By Barton, Andrew (Pseudonym of Thomas Forrest) (edited and annotated by David Mays)

Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1976. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0813005620 In April 1767 the American Company of Comedians announced the forthcoming production of a new comic opera by Andrew Barton in its new theater near Philadelphia. Two days before it opened, the Pennsylvania Gazette annouced its cancellation, describing the play as "unfit for the stage." 132pp.

$12.50

THE PLAYERS AFTER 75 YEARS

By Stewart, George Woodbridge (edited by)

New York: The Players, 1968. HC. very good+, red cloth (hardcover) errata slip laid in. B&W illustrations. Founded in 1888, "this book is an attempt to note the nature and composition of The Players from 1938 to 1963." The Fiftieth Anniversary Book covered the history from 1888 to 1938. 267pp.

$5.00

MEDIEVAL ENGLISH DRAMA: ESSAYS CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL

By Taylor, Jerome and Nelson, Alan H. (edited by)

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1972. HC. very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0226791467 This collection of essays takes the first crucial steps toward dealing with the varieties of medieval ritual and drama in their own terms. 351pp.

$5.00

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COMMONWEALTH DRAMA

By Rollins, Hyder E.

Chapel Hill, NC, 1921. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). A history of the ballad. The author has printed in full most of the documents he cites. 67pp.

$15.00

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE

By Green, Stanley

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1976. HC. good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0396072216 A reference guide to over 2,000 performers, writers, directors, productions and songs of the musical stage both in New York and London. 488pp.

$6.00

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN THEATRE

By Marshall, Herbert (introduction by Harold Clurman)

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1977. HC. good+ w/very lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0517520206 In pictures and text, this unique book covers the history of the Russian theatre from its early beginnings in the Middle Ages, when there were traveling clowns and buffoons, to today's censure-defying dramas. 208pp.

$10.00

THEATREGOER'S LONDON

By Macqueen-Pope, W.

London: London Transport, 1959. PB. good+, wraps (softcover). 121pp.

$8.00

SIGNOR FARANTA'S IRON THEATRE
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SIGNOR FARANTA'S IRON THEATRE

By Cruise, Boyd and Harton, Merle

New Orleans, LA: Historic New Orleans Coll, 1982. HC. very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0917860136 Signor Faranta (the pseudonym of contortionist and showman Frederick William Stempel) began his career in New Orleans in 1883 with a borrowed tent, borrowed money, and much ingenuity; he became the owner of one of the most successful variety theaters in the city. 144pp.

$8.00

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