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Bad Habits (Original script for the 1974 play)

by McNally, Terrence (playwright); Robert Drivas (director); F. Murray Abraham, Emory Bass, Paul Benedict, Cynthia Harris (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
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$425.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Draft script for the 1974 play which premiered at the Booth Theatre on May 5, 1974 for 177 performances, closing on October 5, 1974. Annotations in holograph pencil on title page, and on cast page for "Ravenswood," the first of the two one act plays in "Bad Habits," listing names adjacent to the characters. Two… Read more
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$425.00
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Spotlight (Original script for the 1978 musical)

by Seff, Richard (book); Jerry Bresler (music); Lyn Duddy (lyrics); Leonard Starr (story); David Black (director)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1978
Item Price
$375.00

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New York: Sheldon R. Lubliner/F. Wendell Minnick, 1978. Draft script for the 1978 musical, which was to premiere at the Palace but closed during its out-of-town tryout, and played The National Theatre in Washington, DC from January 1, 1978 to February 4, 1978. Copy number "#34" written in holograph marker on top corner of title page. The story… Read more
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$375.00
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Unexpected Guests (Original script for the 1977 play, director Charles Grodin's copy)

by Crittenden, Jordan (playwright); Charles Grodin (director); Zohra Lampert, Jerry Stiller, Robert Costanzo (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
Item Price
$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Draft script for the 1977 play, which premiered March 2,1977, at the Little Theatre, for only 6 performances, closing on March 6, 1977. Copy belonging to director and producer Charles Grodin, whose name, address, and phone number are printed on the bottom of the title page. A comedy about a man who comes home to… Read more
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$475.00
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Speed-the-Plow (Original script for the 1988 play)

by Mamet, David (playwright); Gregory Mosher (director); Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, Madonna (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1987
Item Price
$750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1987. Vintage script for the 1988 play, which premiered on May 3 at the Royal Theatre and ran for 279 performances. David Mamet's incendiary take on the world of Hollywood movie-making, a black comedy that stands alongside Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust" in the subtlety and accuracy of its indictments. Set in… Read more
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$750.00
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Scratch (Original script for the 1971 play)

by MacLeish, Archibald (playwright); Peter H. Hunt (director); Stephen Vincent Benet (novel); Bob Dylan (songwriter); Will Geer, Daniel Keyes (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: Theatre 28 Company, 1970. Draft script (noted as "Rehearsal Draft") for the short-lived play, the last work by MacLeish. The play only saw four performances at the St. James Theatre, from May 6, 1971 through May 8, 1971. Two annotations in holograph marker and pencil on title page, one being copy number "#30," and one annotation in… Read more
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$850.00
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The Unrest Cure (Original script for an unproduced musical)

by Saki (short story); Marc P. Smith (book); Ernest McCarty (music, lyrics)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Item Price
$275.00

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New York: Melanie Herman, 1971. Draft script for an unproduced musical comedy based on the 1911 short story by Saki. Clovis Sangrail, upon hearing the complacent middle-aged James Huddle complaining about his routine and resistance to change, makes the suggestion that he needs an "unrest cure," involving them in an "invented outrage." Set in 1904 England. … Read more
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$275.00
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The Trip Back Down (Original script for the 1977 play)

by Bishop, John (playwright); Terry Schreiber (director); John Cullum, Jill Andre, William Andrews (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
Item Price
$325.00

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New York: Philip Rose, 1975. Draft script for the 1977 play, which premiered at the Longacre Theatre on January 4, 1977 and played for 70 performances, closing on March 5, 1977, with annotations on two pages in holograph pencil and marker highlighting dialogue. Professional race car driver Bobby Horvath returns to his hometown after eight years away and… Read more
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$325.00
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Annie (Original script for the 1977 musical)

by Meehan, Thomas (book); Charles Strouse (music); Martin Charnin (lyrics, director); Harold Gray (comic); Sandy Faison, Robert Fitch, Dorothy Loudon

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$875.00

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N.p.: William Morris Agency, 1973. First Draft script from 1973, for the 1977 musical, which premiered at the Alvin Theatre on April 21, 1977 and ran for a remarkable 2,377 performances, closing on January 2, 1983, setting the record for the longest running show at the Alvin Theatre (surpassed in 1979 by "Hairspray"). William Morris Agency label affixed to… Read more
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$875.00
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Two If by Sea (Original script for the 1971 play)

by Dewey, Priscilla B. (lyrics, book); Constantine Hutchins, Jr. (music)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Draft script for the 1971 production at the Theatre by the Sea in Wakefield, Rhode Island, as stated in the copied annotations on title page and verified by the University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives. Copied annotations regarding staging directions on nearly every page. Laid in is a memo on "Black… Read more
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$450.00
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Come Dressed in Red (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Thomas, Melba (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: Meanie Herman, Morris Ashear, 1970. Draft script for an unproduced play. Copy number "71" written in holograph marker on title page. Max Bourov has died and friends and associates attend the funeral and reminisce, with characters in freeze until their memories or commentaries animate them. Set in an old theatre on the Lower East… Read more
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$150.00
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Skip and Go Naked (Original script for an unproduced film)

by Maraviglia, Larry (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$275.00

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Houston: Major Studio Productions, 1973. Draft script of an unproduced play, with an annotation that reads "Hot Line to Heaven" along with an address and telephone number written in holograph ink on title page. With a Nahas-Braken Corporation business card stapled to title page. Clyde Benson and Sophie Bertolucci are two retirees in the 70s who counsel Sophie's… Read more
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$275.00
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Booth is Back in Town [Mr. Booth] (Original script for the 1968 musical)

by Pendleton, Austin (book); Arthur Rubinstein (music); Gretchen Cryer (lyrics); Peter H. Hunt (director); Stephen Elliott, Tyrone McConnell, Marcia Rodd (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$650.00

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New York: Richard Fields, 1968. Draft script for the musical which premiered in 1968 by the Lincoln Center Workshop at the Forum Theatre. Numeric holograph annotation in holograph pencil on verso of last leaf. One of two musical plays written by actor Austin Pendleton. "Booth is Back in Town!" was first performed, with music by Jim Massengale, by… Read more
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$650.00
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The Rothschilds (Original script for the 1970 musical)

by Yellen, Sherman (book); Jerry Bock (music); Sheldon Harnick (lyrics); Frederic Morton (biography); Michael Kidd (director); Hal Linden, Jill Clayburgh, Keene Curtis (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
Item Price
$650.00

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New York: Elkins Productions International Corporation, 1969. Draft script for the 1970 musical, which premiered on October 19, 1970 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and ran for 507 performances, closing on January 1, 1972. Copy number "38" in holograph ink on title page. Based on Frederic Morton's 1962 book "The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait," the musical tells of the… Read more
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$650.00
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The Runner Stumbles (Original script for the 1976 play)

by Stitt, Milan (playwright); Ausin Pendleton (director); Katina Commings, Nancy Donohue, Stephen Joyce (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: Frissell and Macdonald Productions, 1976. Draft script for the 1976 play, which premiered on May 18, 1976 at the Little Theatre for a run of 396 performances, closing on October 30, 1978, copy number "#13" written in holograph marker on top right of title page. Inspired by the August 1907 murder of Sr. Mary Janina… Read more
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$850.00
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Echoes (Original script for the 1973 play)

by Nash, N. Richard (playwright); Melvin Bernhardt (director); Lynn Milgrim, David Selby, Paul Tripp (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Item Price
$475.00

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New York: Picket Productions, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 play which premiered at the Bjijou Theater in New York. Not listed in the Internet Broadway Database, but an early performance was reviewed by Clive Barnes for the New York Times on March 27, 1973. Playwright N. Richard Nash is best known for "The Rainmaker" (1954), adapted to… Read more
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$475.00
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God's Favorite (Original script for the 1974 play)

by Simon, Neil (playwright), Michael Bennett (director), Vincent Gardenia, Maria Karnilova, Charles Nelson Reilly (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
Item Price
$675.00

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New York: Wolsk and Azenberg, 1974. Third Revised script for the 1974 play which opened on December 11, 1974, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, for a run of 119 performances, closing on March 23, 1975. "Copy 1" annotation on title page in holograph marker. Loosely based on the story of Job from the Old Testament, God-fearing tycoon Joe… Read more
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$675.00
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The Gin Game (Original script for the 1977 play, Hume Cronyn's copy)

by Nichols, Mike (director); D.L. Coburn (playwright); Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
Item Price
$575.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1977 play. "The Gin Game" premiered on Broadway on October 6, 1977, at the John Golden Theatre, directed by Mike Nichols. The play had a run of 517 performances, closing on December 31, 1978. Actor Hume Cronyn's copy, with his printed name and address at the bottom right corner… Read more
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$575.00
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Travesties (Original script for the 1975 play)

by Stoppard, Tom (playwright); Peter Wood (director); James Booth, John Bott, Frances Cuka, Tim Curry (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: David Merrick Arts Foundation, 1975. Draft script for the 1975 US staging of this play, which premiered October 30, 1975 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, for a run of 156 performances, closing on March 13, 1976. Numeric annotation in holograph pencil on front wrapper, and copy No. 4 noted in holograph ink on title page. "Travesties"… Read more
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$850.00
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Shelter (Original script for the 1973 musical)

by Ford, Nancy (music); Gretchen Cryer (book, lyrics); Austin Pendleton (director); Susan Browning, Charles Collins, Terry Kiser (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Item Price
$375.00

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New York: Richard Fields/Peter Flood, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 play, which premiered on February 6, 1973, with a short run of 31 performances, closing on March 3, 1973. Minor annotations in holograph pencil on a few pages in second act of script, with two pages showing extensive annotations which have been partially erased but are mostly… Read more
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$375.00
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Sidney and the Werewolf's Widow (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Manhoff, Bill (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Item Price
$375.00

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New York: Lee Guber and Shelly Gross, 1971. Draft script for an unproduced play by Bill Manhoff. "Sidney and the Werewolf's Widow" was to open on Broadway in March 1971, starring Geraldine Page and Telly Savalas, directed by Stanley Prager, but the project collapsed in the midst of pre-production. Manhoff is best known for writing the 1964 Broadway… Read more
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$375.00