Theatre from Royal Books, Inc.

cover of The Theatre Guild on the Air: The Guardsman (Small archive of material relating to the 1945 radio play, including a play script, a Theatre Guild contract signed by Arthur Miller, and an original program for the live performance)

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N.p.: The Theatre Guild, 1945. Small archive of material relating to the 1945 radio play, including the original play script, a Theatre Guild contract signed by Arthur Miller, and an original program for the live performance. "The Guardsman" was adapted by Arthur Miller from Ferenc Molnár's 1912 play "A Testõr." The play aired on the radio on… Read more
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cover of The Gentle People (First Edition)

The Gentle People (First Edition)

by Irwin Shaw

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Published
1939
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First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1941 film noir "Out of the Fog," directed by Anatole Litvak and starring John Garfield and Ida Lupino. Near Fine lacking the dust jacket.
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Sorry, Wrong Number (First Edition, review copy)

by Lucille and Allan Ullman Fletcher

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Published
1948
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First Edition
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$1,850.00

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New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with a custom Random House review slip in red type, specific to this title, laid in. The only published book source for the 1948 film noir, originally a play by Lucille Fletcher. Ms. Fletcher adapted the play for the film version in 1948, and this novelization, based… Read more
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cover of 16 Shrouds for the World Bank and IMF: Painting-Prologue for "Mr. Budhoo's Letter of Resignation from the IMF" (Original program for the 1995 performance)

16 Shrouds for the World Bank and IMF: Painting-Prologue for "Mr. Budhoo's Letter of Resignation from the IMF" (Original program for the 1995 performance)

by [Bread and Puppet] Peter Schumann (artist); Michael Gray (photographer)

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Published
1995
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$550.00

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N.p.: Bread and Puppet, 1995. Vintage art book produced in conjunction with the 1995 theatre show, presenting a series of paintings created by Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann for the performance. Bread and Puppet is a left-wing puppet theatre founded by Peter and Elka Schumann in 1962-1963. The group initially became known for their massive puppets used… Read more
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cover of At Freddie's (First Edition, Review Copy)

At Freddie's (First Edition, Review Copy)

by Penelope Fitzgerald

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Published
1985
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780879234393
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$75.00

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Boston: David R. Godine, 1985. First Edition. First Edition, preceded by the First UK Edition published by Collins in 1982. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's review materials laid in. The author's fifth novel, about a declining stage school for children in London. Fine in an about Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Beyond the Fringe (Original script for the 1962 Broadway performance of the British comedy revue)

Beyond the Fringe (Original script for the 1962 Broadway performance of the British comedy revue)

by Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore (playwrights, starring)

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Published
1962
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$1,500.00

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London: N.p., 1962. Draft script for the 1962 Broadway performance of the groundbreaking British comedy revue, with an annotation in holograph ink of copy number "17" on the top right corner of the title page. Beyond the Fringe premiered at the John Golden Theatre on October 27, 1962, and played for 667 performances, closing on May 30, 1964. … Read more
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cover of The Black Doll: A Silent Film (First Edition)

The Black Doll: A Silent Film (First Edition)

by Edward Gorey

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Published
1973
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in stapled wrappers, with a Fine dust jacket. Toledano A49c.
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cover of Arrabal Espace (First Edition, inscribed by Francisco Arrabal and Ante Glibota)

Arrabal Espace (First Edition, inscribed by Francisco Arrabal and Ante Glibota)

by Francisco Arrabal (subject); Ante Glibota (editor)

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Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9782859171735
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$450.00

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Rome: Studio Di Val Cervo, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the title page by artist and playwright Francisco Arrabal: "Merci! / Tres amicalement / F. Arrabal." Additionally INSCRIBED by editor Ante Glibota: "Dear Mel Gussow / I have been delighted with your company in this important adventure. I hope to meet you in Paris or N.Y.C.!… Read more
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cover of The Secret Rapture [The Power of Prayer] (Original script for the 1988 British play)

The Secret Rapture [The Power of Prayer] (Original script for the 1988 British play)

by David Hare (playwright); Howard Davies (director); Penelope Wilton, Paul Shelley, Clare Higgins, Jill Baker, Mick Ford, Arkie Whiteley (starring)

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Published
1988
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$350.00

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London: Margaret Ramsay, 1988. Draft script for the 1988 British play, seen here under the working title "The Power of Prayer," which has been struck through and amended to the play's final title, "The Secret Rapture." Copied holograph annotations throughout, noting editorial revisions. Set in 1980s Britain, about the impact of Thatcherism on the family of a… Read more
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cover of Around Theatres (First Edition, in two volumes)

Around Theatres (First Edition, in two volumes)

by Max Beerbohm

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. Two volumes. The collected theatre writings of essayist and caricaturist Max Beerbohm. Both volumes Very Good plus in Very Good dust jackets. Short closed tear on the bottom of the half-title page of volume one. The jackets of both volumes are lightly chipped at the corners, with… Read more
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cover of The Shawl (Vintage script for the 1985 play)

The Shawl (Vintage script for the 1985 play)

by David Mamet (playwright); Gregory Mosher (director); Mike Nussbaum, Gary Cole, Lindsay Crouse (starring)

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Published
1985
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1985. Revised script for the 1985 play. An amateur psychic plans to defraud a young woman out of her inheritance, aided by his young protégé and lover. The play debuted at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago on April 19, 1985, before moving to New York at the Lincoln Center on December 23, 1985. … Read more
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cover of Raisin [A Raisin in the Sun] (Collection of thirteen original photographs from the Broadway musical)

Raisin [A Raisin in the Sun] (Collection of thirteen original photographs from the Broadway musical)

by Lorraine Hansberry (playwright); Judd Woldin (music); Robert Brittan (lyrics); Robert B. Nemiroff, Charlotte Zaltzberg (book); Ernestine Jackson, Ralph Carter, Helen Carter, Joe Morton (starring)

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Published
1975
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$1,250.00

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Various cities: Various studios and photographers, 1975. Collection of thirteen vintage borderless photographs from the 1973 Broadway musical, including six photographs from the original 1973 show and seven photographs of touring casts from 1975. Eleven photographs with printed mimeo snipes affixed to the versos. Included with the collection are two publicity documents regarding the play's initial release, circa 1975. … Read more
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A Soldier's Play (Original poster for the 1984 traveling production of the Off-Broadway play at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre)

by Charles Fuller (playwright); Herman Melville (novella); The Negro Ensemble Company (theatre company)

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Published
1984
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$450.00

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Baltimore: Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1984. Vintage Window Card poster for the Negro Ensemble Company's 1984 traveling production of Charles Fuller's 1981 play at Baltimore's Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, the first traveling production of the award winning play by the esteemed theatre company. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production was first staged by the Negro Ensemble Company at… Read more
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cover of Tea and Sympathy (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

Tea and Sympathy (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Robert Anderson

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Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
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$850.00

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New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "January 31, 1954 / For Melba / with affection- / Robert Anderson." Laid in is a photograph showing four people sitting at a table, the youngest presumably being Anderson, with an annotation on the verso (not in Anderson's hand), reading "Labor Day… Read more
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cover of Collection of 40 original photographs of The Dolly Sisters, circa 1910s-1920s

Collection of 40 original photographs of The Dolly Sisters, circa 1910s-1920s

by [The Dolly Sisters] James Abbe, Walery, Ruben Sobol, Alfred Campbell, Ira D. Schwarz, Foulsham and Banfield (photographers); Rosie Dolly, Jenny Dolly (subjects)

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Published
1920
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$9,500.00

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Paris: N.p., 1920. Collection of 40 vintage photographs of notorious vaudeville performers Rosie and Jenny Dolly, known professionally as The Dolly Sisters, taken throughout the 1910s and 1920s. Collection consisting of ten small archives of photographs assiduously assembled over a period of time, with multiple photographers' stamps and signatures on the versos and rectos, respectively. The collection… Read more
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cover of Glengarry Glen Ross (Original screenplay for the 1992 film)

Glengarry Glen Ross (Original screenplay for the 1992 film)

by David Mamet (playwright, screenwriter); Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Jonathan Pryce, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey (starring)

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Published
1991
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New Line Cinema, 1991. First Draft screenplay for the 1992 film. Adapted for the screen by David Mamet based on his play, directed by James Foley, and with one of the most formidable casts of male actors ever assembled: Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Jonathan Pryce, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey. The Foley/Mamet adaptation… Read more
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cover of Dead End: A Play in Three Acts (First Edition)

Dead End: A Play in Three Acts (First Edition)

by Sidney Kingsley

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Published
1936
Edition
First Edition
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$825.00

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New York: Random House, 1936. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1937 film noir antecedent directed by William Wyler and starring Joel McCrea and Humphrey Bogart. Near Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Book and jacket are lightly toned at the spine and flap folds, else a very bright copy.
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cover of Ladies in Retirement (First UK Edition, signed by all members of the original cast of the first American production)

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New York: English Theatre Guild, 1939. First UK printing, an actor's edition. SIGNED by all the members of the original cast of the first American production at Henry Miller's Theatre in New York, including Flora Robson, Patrick O'Moore, Florence Edney, Evelyn Ankers, Isobel Elsom, Jessamine Newcomb, Estelle Winwood, and others. Tipped in at the inside front cover… Read more
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cover of Bad Seed (First Edition, signed by Patty McCormack)

Bad Seed (First Edition, signed by Patty McCormack)

by Maxwell Anderson

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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$925.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1955. First Edition. First Edition of the play. SIGNED on the title page by actress Patty McCormack, who played Rhoda, the titular "bad seed," both on Broadway and in the 1956 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Based on the 1954 novel by William March. McCormack was nominated for an Academy Award for Best… Read more
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$925.00
cover of Death of a Salesman (First Edition)

Death of a Salesman (First Edition)

by Arthur Miller

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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$2,250.00

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New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. First issue dust jacket, with a price of $2.50 on the front flap and a photograph of the author on the rear flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a classic American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with, among others, Fredric March, Lee… Read more
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