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The Designated Mourner (Original screenplay for the 1996 play)

by Wallace Shawn (playwright); Les Waters (director); Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, David de Keyser (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1996
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1996. Vintage script for the 1996 British play, which made its US premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in March 1997. Basis for the 1997 film directed by David Hare and starring Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, and David de Keyser. A sparse, dystopian narrative, following three individuals facing execution by the government of an unnamed Western country, who… Read more
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$350.00
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Winston is Back! (Vintage script for an unproduced play)

by Edmund H. North

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1979
Item Price
$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Vintage script for an unproduced play. Stapled to the front wrapper of the script is a typed letter, dated August 29, 1979, addressed to casting agent Paul Kohner from agent Harold Cohen, seeking Kohner's input on casting for a potential stage production or television adaptation. Pages (but not wrapper) second generation, internally reproduced prior to being… Read more
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$150.00
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N.p.: N.p., 2002. Vintage script for the 2004 one-act play, playfully INSCRIBED by playwright Denis Johnson on the title page: "For Chris Offutt- / You never paid me for the sex... / Denis." Laid in with the script is a manuscript letter from Johnson to Offutt, discussing a forthcoming performance of the play at Reed College in 2004. From… Read more
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$1,350.00
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A Royal Swindle (Original play for an unproduced musical)

by Pascal, John, Francine Pascal (book); Milton Kaye (music); Michael Brown (lyrics)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
Item Price
$375.00

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New York: 101 Productions, 1967. First Draft script for an unproduced musical, with book by "John and Fran Pascal," who co-wrote the book of the 1968 musical "George M!," with Michael Stewart, music by pianist and arranger Milton Kaye, and lyrics by composer, lyricist, and performer, Michael Brown. Single annotation in holograph pencil of "Sandy Farber" above 101 Productions… Read more
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$375.00
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Escadrille: An American Fable (Original script for an unproduced musical)

by Julian Barry (book, lyrics); Claibe Richardson (music)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$475.00

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New York: Arthur Langer Productions, 1970. Draft script for an unproduced musical, circa 1970. Annotation in holograh marker of copy number "18" on title page. From the estate of actress Monique van Vooren. Book and lyrics written by Julian Barry, screenwriter and playwright, perhaps best known for his Academy Award nominated script for Bob Fosse's 1974 film "Lenny." Music written… Read more
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$475.00
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American Buffalo (Original screenplay for the 1977 play)

by Ulu Grosbard (director); David Mamet (playwright); Robert Duvall, Kenneth McMillan, John Savage (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
Item Price
$3,500.00

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New York: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1976. Draft script for the 1977 Broadway play, dated 1976, which premiered at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on February 6, 1977, then moved to the Belasco Theatre on April 12, 1977 and closed on June 11, 1977, for a total of 122 performances. Copy belonging to actor Jim Staskel, who was a stand-in for… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Olympia (Original screenplay for the 1928 play)

by Ferenc Molnar (playwright); Sidney Howard (translator); Gilbert Miller (producer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. A re-typed script, circa 1960s, of the English translation of Ferenc Molinar's 1928 play. Translator Sidney Howard was a client of Paul Kohner's agency and it is believed this script was prepared in hopes of making it into a film after Kohner opened his agency in 1938. It was later adapted into two films, 1929's "His… Read more
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$125.00
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Times and Appetites of Toulouse-Lautrec (Original script for the 1985 stage musical)

by John Ferraro (director); Jeff Wanshel (book); Michael Feingold (lyrics)

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Published
1980
Item Price
$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for the 1985 stage musical, which premiered at the American Place Theatre in New York City on November 29, 1985. A musical based on the life of tempestuous Belle Epoque artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Set in Neuilly, France. Brown generic agency wrappers. Title page present, with credits for lyricist Michael Feingold and book credits to Jeff Wanshel. 98… Read more
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$325.00
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The Tale of the Wolf (Original script for the 1912 play)

by Ferenc Molnar (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
Unknown
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., Unknown. Draft ribbon copy typescript for a circa 1950s translation of the 1912 play by Ferenc Molnar, likely for consideration as a film. Text in English. Basis for the 1917 Hungarian film "The Wolf." An insecure, jealous man cannot overcome his anxieties around his wife's imagined infidelities. Yellow untitled wrappers with the logo for the Paul Kohner… Read more
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$125.00
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Wicked (Archive of three vintage scripts from the 2003 musical)

by Stephen Schwartz (music, lyrics); Winnie Holzman (book); Joe Mantello (director); Gregory Maguire (novel); L. Frank Baum (novel); Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Joel Grey, Norbert Leo Butz, Michelle Federer (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2003
Item Price
$3,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2003. Archive of material from the 2003 musical, including three rehearsal scripts dated 7/29/03, 3/31/03, and 10/23/03, with various production materials bound in, including sheet music, production schedules, and cast and crew contact information. Two scripts noted as belonging to uncredited cast member Walter O'Neil, with his holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout, noting blocking and staging… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Low Company (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Daniel Fuchs (novel); Allen Boretz (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1937
Item Price
$1,450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1937. Draft script for an unproduced play. Based on the 1937 novel by Daniel Fuchs, about a small-town racketeer who suffers a mental breakdown when his turf is threatened by a ruthless, sinister gangster. The novel was later adapted into the 1947 film noir "The Gangster," with a screenplay written by Fuchs and Dalton Trumbo. Set in the fictional… Read more
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$1,450.00
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Jesus Christ Superstar (Vintage script for the 1977 Broadway stage musical)

by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music); Tim Rice (lyrics); William Daniel Grey (director, starring); Patrick Jude, Bobby Bondon, Barbara Niles (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
Item Price
$1,275.00

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New York: Music Theatre International, 1977. Vintage script for the 1977 Broadway revival of the 1971 musical. Copy belonging to actor Lennie Del Duca, who played an unnamed apostle, with his name to the title page in holograph ink, and his holograph pencil annotations (many of which are unfortunately now erased, but some visible) throughout. Andrew Lloyd Webber's third… Read more
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$1,275.00
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Egy, ketto, harom [One, Two, Three][The President] (Original script for the 1930 play)

by Ferenc Molnar (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1930
Item Price
$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Draft script for the 1930 Hungarian play, issued circa 1970s. Text in English. Basis for Billy Wilder's 1961 comedy "One, Two, Three." A bank president is informed by his wealthy young ward Lydia that she has eloped with her Communist taxi driver boyfriend Harry Foot-and moreover, that the two are expecting. When he hears that Lydia's posh… Read more
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$125.00
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Caligula (Original English language script for the 1944 play)

by Albert Camus

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1940
Item Price
$875.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Draft English language script of Camus' 1944 play. Ribbon copy typescript on onionskin, circa 1940s, largely faithful to the 1947 Stuart Gilbert English translation, "Caligula and Cross Purpose," but with modifications made apparently for a smaller production. The adaptation includes the removal of incidental characters (patricians, knights, poets, guards, and servants), with their dialogue frequently merged… Read more
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$875.00
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Next (Original script for the 1967 play)

by Elaine May (director); Terrence McNally (playwright); James Coco (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
Item Price
$875.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Vintage script for the 1967 one-act play, which debuted at the White Barn Theatre in Westport, Connecticut on July 16. A middle-aged divorcee who has accidentally been called to service by the draft butts heads with the no-nonsense career officer. One of prolific, acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally's earliest productions, and the one that brought him his… Read more
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$875.00
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Amadeus (First UK Edition)

by Peter Shaffer

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1980
Item Price
$25.00

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1980. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1984 Academy Award-winning film directed by Milos Forman. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. With a pinhead-sized chip to the bottom edge of the front board. Jacket moderately rubbed, with toning to the flap folds.
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Mr. Wonderful (Original script for the 1956 musical)

by Sammy Davis Jr. (starring); Joseph Stein, Will Glickman (book); Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss (music, lyrics)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1956
Item Price
$975.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Draft script for the 1956 Broadway musical, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 22, 1956, and ran for 383 performances before closing on February 23, 1957. With a three page "prop inventory" bound in at the rear. Based on a story by Will Glickman and Joseph Stein about an entertainer, and his struggles in… Read more
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$975.00
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Lettice and Lovage (Original script for the 1990 US production of the 1987 play)

by Peter Shaffer (playwright); Michael Blakemore (director); Geraldine McEwan, Sara Kestelman (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1990
Item Price
$225.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Vintage script for the 1990 US production of the 1987 British play, which made its US debut at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 13, 1990. Noted as copy No. 5 in holograph ink annotation to the front wrapper and title page, with holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout the script. Accompanying the script are a… Read more
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$225.00
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Take Me Along (Original script for the 1959 musical)

by Jackie; Gleason Walter Pidgeon, Una Merkel (starring); Peter Glenville (director); Joseph Stein, Robert Russell (book); Bob Merrill (music, lyrics); Eugene O'Neill (play)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$650.00

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New York: Tams-Witmark Music Library, 1959. Vintage script for the 1959 musical, which debuted on October 22 at the Shubert Theatre. Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1933 play "Ah, Wilderness." A light comedy following the romantic misadventures of a family in Connecticut in the early 20th century. The musical ran for 448 performances, and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning… Read more
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$650.00
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Dear Oscar (Original script for the 1972 musical)

by Oscar Wilde (subject); Addy O. Fieger (music); Caryl Gabrielle Young (book, lyrics); Richard Kneeland, Nancy Cushman, Grant Walden, Len Gochman (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Item Price
$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Vintage script for the 1972 musical, which debuted on November 16 at the Playhouse Theatre. Copy belonging to composer Addy O. Fieger, with her name in holograph ink on the title page and annotations in pencil and ink throughout. A musical rendition of the life of Irish poet, playwright, and author Oscar Wilde. The show ran… Read more
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$450.00