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THE HISTORIES AND POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE

By Shakespeare, William, Prepared by W. J. Craig

NY: Oxford University Press. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1912. Hardcover. The spine has faded from red to light brown. The gold lettering is a little rubbed, almost bright. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Name on ffep. Endpapers and first/last few pages are lightly age-darkened. Contents are clean and unworn, with no markings, but the margins tend to be slightly age-darkened. No DJ. ; 7-1/2" Tall, 1214pp. This is the original 1912 publication, not a recent reprint. HARDCOVER. Mediuim red cloth, gold spine lettering, bright gold front cover lettering. The front cover is heavily embossed with a complicated, decorative design. PLAYS. Frontispiece is a b/w photo of a bust of Shkakespeare, protected by a tissue guard. "The text of the Oxford edition prepared by W. J. Craig; with Introductory studies of the several plays and poems by Edward Dowden, and a full Glossary on pages 1165-1214. " .

$19.00

THE ICEMAN COMETH

By O'Neill, Eugene

NY: Random House. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding- the spine has been gently rubbed so the gold lettering is no longer bright but is eminently legible. Red top edge coloring is almost as new. Tasteful bkpl on the front pastedown. The upper fore corners of pages V & VII are creased, else Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1946. 8-1/8" Tall, VIII + 260pp. Medium blue cloth, gold lettering in red spine panel, facsimile of the author's signaturein bright gold on the front cover. PLAYS. One of the most famous plays in the American theater, in four acts, with a one-time circus man, a one-time police lieutenant, a one-time proprietor of a Negro gambling house, a one-time leader of a Boer commando, a one-time captain of British infantry, a one-time Boer War correspondent, a one-time editor of anarchist periodicals, a one-time Syndicalist-Anarchist; 3 street walkers, two bar tenders, the proprietor of a saloon and rooming house, and a hardware salesman, most of whom are roomers at the rooming house. . .

$25.00

OUT OF THE SEA A Play in Four Acts

By Marquis, Don

Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good- in Good- dust jacket. 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text, just a trace of age-darkening of the paper. Moderate wear and soil on the price-cut DJ; part of the back flap is missing. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1927. 7-3/4" Tall, 133pp. Light gray boards, black cloth spine with light gray letterig in a black spine panel and illustration of a bird (seagull? ) on the front cover in black and gray. Colored top edge. PLAYS. "A serious drama of high rank, interweaving the mythical and the actual in a powerful tragedy of human destiny, where a young American poet, on the Cornish coast, falls in love wth the beautiful wife of his host's neighbor, bringing to life an ancient legend. " .

$25.00

THE RECOGNITION OF SHAKUNTALA
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THE RECOGNITION OF SHAKUNTALA

By Kalidasa, edited & translated by Somadeva Vasudeva

NY: New York University Press / JJC Foundation. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0814788157; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. (LR-3-C) . ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2006. 6-5/8" Tall, 419pp. Bright, medium green cloth, bright gold spine lettering. The text is English on one page and Sanskrit on the facing page. "The play, SHAKUNTALA, was one of the first examples of Indian literature to be read in translation in Europe. It attracted considerable attention and, indeed, pained surprise that such a sophisticated art form could have developed without the rest of the world noticing. This hitherto untranslated Kashmirian recension raises the text to new heights of perfection. " The Contents: Sanskrit alphabetical order; CSL conventions; THE RECOGNITION OF SAKUNTALA; Introduction; Dramatis Personae; Prologue; Seven Acts (The Chase; The Secret; The Passion; The Farewell; The Tragedy; The Longing; The Absolution) ; Paraphase of Parkrit (chaya) ; Notes; Index. ... The back endpapers have charts showing Permitted finals and Final Vowels. (LR-3-C) . . .

$35.00

THE PLAYS OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN Illustrated by W. S. Gilbert

By Gilbert, W. S.

Garden City: Famous Classics Library. Very Good-. 1941. Hardcover. very minor wear on the clean, sound binding, but the Gold spine lettering is quite dull. Pages are wavy, clean and unworn, with a minor musty odor. No DJ. ; 8-5/8" Tall, 504pp. Black leather-textured cloth, dull gold pattern on spine, dull gold lettering in a blue spine panel. PLAYS. Three-page Chronological Tables lists events in the lives of Sir W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan - separate lists. The scripts, with stage dirrections, for THESPIS, TRIAL BY JURY, THE SORCERER, H. M. S. PINAFORE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, PATIENCE, IOLANTHE, PRINCESS IDA, THE MIKADO, RUDDIGORE, THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, and THE GONDOLIERS. Humorous drawings throughout by W. S. Gilbert. .

$19.00

THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN Illustrated by W. S. Gilbert

By Gilbert, W. S. & Sir Arthur Sullivan

Garden City: Garden City. Good+. 1941. Hardcover. This is a heavy book and is not eligible for Priority , Air or Internationa l under standard fees. Spine is darkened but lettering is clear. Top of spine and the very tips of the fore corners are worn, else minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Endpapers are age-stained. B/w photo, following p. 256 has a ragged fore edge due to the page being too large (binder's error) . There is some light age-yellowing of the text, a little more so in the margins; otherwise contents are clean, unworn. No DJ. ; 9-1/8" Tall, 615pp. Red cloth, dull gold lettering in cream spine panels. PLAYS. "Illustrated by W. S. Gilbert. Including thirty-two photographs by Jerome Robinson from recent performance s by the D'Oyle Carte Company. " ... Three pages of Chronological Tables. THESPIS. TRIAL BY JURY. THE SORCERER. H. M. S. PINAFORE. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. PATIENCE. IOLANTHE. PRINCESS IDA. THE MIKADO. RUDDIGORE. THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD. THE GONDOLIERS. UTOPIA, LIMITED. THE GRAND DUKE. .

$12.00

24 FAVORITE ONE-ACT PLAYS

By Cerf, Bennett & Van H. Cartmell, editors

Garden City: Doubleday. Very Good-. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine is a little sun-darkened but lettering is unaffected, else Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor edge soil. There is a little age-darkening in the margins and some ink marks on the Contents page, otherwise the contents are clean and unworn. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 8-3/8" Tall, 455pp. Light gray cloth, black spine lettering. PLAYS. "The one-act play, enthusiastically fostered by popular playwrights like Noel Coward, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and William Inge, has come into its own. You will recognize in this volume some of the plays that brought about the change. Their taut construcation and economy of dialogue will hold a special appeal for you who have been plowing through some of the padded, endless, thousand-page novels publishers have been foistering on an arm-weary public. In selecting the contents for this volume, the editors tried in general to pick representative plays that could be staged advantageously by groupls with limited funds and facilities.." Stephen Vincent Benet, Dorothy Parker, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, Eugene O'Neill, Ring Lardner, etc. , etc. Paragraph-length "Biographical Notes" of the authors. .

$12.00

BEST PLAYS OF THE EARLY AMERICAN THEATRE From the Beginning to 1916

By Gassner, John with Mollie Gassner, editors

NY: Crown. Very Good. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor edge wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. No DJ. ; 9-3/8" Tall, xlviii + 716pp. Red cloth with gray cloth spine, black spine lettering, drawing of black theater masks on front cover. PLAYS. "The text published here is for the general reader, and certainly not for the antiquarian, the precisionist, nor the specialist-scholar. In many instances we have removed cumbersome and redundant pre-modern stage directons. We have borne in mind our primary intention, which is to provide a rapidly readable introduction to some of the plays of the period before 1916. We thought the best policy woudl be to mingle familiar but historically important plays with less well-know pieces. " Selective Bibliography. Some of the plays: The Contrast, 1787, Royall Tyler. Charles the Second, 1824, John Howard Payne and Washington Irving. Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852, George L. Aiken. The Count of Monte Cristo, 1883, Charles Fechter. The Mouse-Trap, 1889, William Dean Howells. The Truth, 1907, Clyde Fitch. The Witching Hour, 1907, Augustus Thomas. Salvation Nell, 1908, Edward Sheldon. The Scarecrow, 1911, Percy MacKaye. .

$15.00

TWENTY-FIVE BEST PLAYS OF MODERN AMERICAN THEATRE Early Series

By Gassner, John, editor

NY: Crown. Very Good-. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Pages vii, viii (the Introduction) are missing, else contents are almost as new. No DJ. ; 9-3/8" Tall, Xxviii + 756pp. Red cloth, gray cloth spine, black spine lettering & drawings of theatre masks on front cover. PLAYS. "With this volume, the publishers provide the general reader, the playgoer, and the student, a living record of the period betweeen 1919 and 1929, when our theatre arrived at maturity. The selections represent virtually every important playwright who made his impression before 1930. They also provide a cross-section of dramatic writing during the years covered by the book. " Some of the plays: The Hairy Ape, Eugene O'Neill. What Price Glory? , Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson. Paris Bound, Philip Barry. The Road to Rome, Robert E. Sherwood. The Second Man, S. N. Behrman. Saturday's Children, Maxwell Anderson. The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Porgy, Dorothy and DuBose Heyward. Strictly Dishonorable, Preston Sturges. Aria de Capo, Edna St. Vincent Millay. Includes A Memorandum on Other Productions in New York City, a Supplementary List of Plays, and a Bibliogrphy. .

$15.00

CLASSICAL COMEDY GREEK AND ROMAN
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CLASSICAL COMEDY GREEK AND ROMAN

By Corrigan, Robert W. , editor

NY: Applause Theatre Book Publishers. Very Good-. 1987. First Edition Thus. Paperback. 0936839856; Trade Paperback. Spine is faded but lettering is clear. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. The ver tips of the upper fore corners of a few pages are creased, else contents are clean, unworn. ; 7-5/8" Tall, 484pp. PAPER COVERS. Cover is a little lighter than posterboard. PLAYS. "For the first time Greek and Roman masters of comedy meet in this extraordinary new forum. Six superb translations create an unmatched Olympiad of classical comedy. Be prepared to exercise your social conscience, your funny bone, your mind, your sides, and don't be surprised if you find yourself in the aisles. "Aristophanes: LYSISTRATA. THE BIRDS. Menander: THE GROUCH. Plautus: THE MENAECHMI. THE HAUNTED HOUSE. Terence: THE SELF-TORMENTOR. .

$15.00

AROUND THE WORLD IN 21 PLAYS Theatre for Young Audiences
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AROUND THE WORLD IN 21 PLAYS Theatre for Young Audiences

By Swortzell, Lowell, editor

NY: Applause Books. Very Good-. 1997. Hardcover. 1557832633; HARDCOVER. Binding is slightly shaken but is otherwise unworn, with very minor soil. Contents are clean and unworn. No DJ. ; 9-1/4" Tall, viii + 690pp + publisher's ads. Blue cloth, bright gold spine lettering. PLAYS. Short plays, with stage directions, from England, France, Italy, Sweden, Poland, USA, Canada, and Australia. Some plays: The Flying Doctor my Moliere. The Love of Three Oranges by Carlo Gozzi. Soul Gone Home by Langston Hughes. The Ice Wolf by Joanna Halpert Kraus. Escape to Freedom by Ossie Davis; Rats by Israel Horovitz. Big Mary by Mark Medoff. .

$19.00

DER ROSENKAVALIER, COMEDY FOR MUSIC IN THREE ACTS Libretto by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal. Story Adaptation by Anthony Burgess. the Metropolitan Opera Classics Library

By Strauss, Richard

Boston: Little, Brown. Very Good-. 1982. First Edition. Paperback. 0316568368; Trade Paperback. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. ; 9-1/4" Tall, xix + 203pp. PAPER COVERS. Color-photo illustrated Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. PLAYS. Introduction by George R. Marek. General Editor Robertt Sussman Stewart. Because DER ROSENKAVALIER is performed at the Metropolitan Opera in German, resulting in most American opera goers having to sit through the opera without ever really knowing who is saying what to whom, The Metropolitan Opera Classic Library has asked some of the most renowned writers of our time to retell the story of the opera in their own way, to bring the characters and the action to life. This book contains the story of the opera by Anthony Burgess and the Libretto in German by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and in English by Alfred Kalisch, the two versions side-by-side on the same page. Selected Bibliography. Selected Discography. 16 pages of full-color photos. 16 pages of b/w photos. .

$15.00

SEVEN GUITARS
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SEVEN GUITARS

By Wilson, August

NY: A Dutton Book. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0525941967; Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 8-3/4" Tall, 107pp. Yellowish-tan boards, dark blue spine, bright gold spine lettering. PLAYS. Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play. "The sixth chapter in the continuing theatrical saga that explores the hope, heartbreak, and heritage of the African-American experience in the twentieth century. The story follows a small group of friends who gather following the untimely death of Floyd 'Schoolboy' Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom. Together, they revisit his short life, reminisce about the good times they shared, and discover the unspoken passions and undying spirit that live within each of them. " .

$19.00

THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO The Moor of Venice

By Shakespeare, edited by Lawrence Mason

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Very Good-. 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Name, date, address on front pastedown. Contents are clean and unworn. No DJ. (LR-2-A) . ; 6-3/4" Tall, 168pp. Black cloth with paper labels on front cover and spine. PLAYS. "The Yale Shakespeare" series. Eighth Printing, February, 1942. Facsimile of the Elizabethan Club copy of the first quarato edition's 1622 title page. Appendixes: Sources of the Play; The History of the Play; The Text of the Present Edition; Suggestions for Collateral Reading; Index of Words Glossed. (LR-2-A) . .

$12.00

STEPPING OUT A Comedy
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STEPPING OUT A Comedy

By Harris, Richard

NY: Samuel French. Good+. 1985. Paperback. 0573114153; Trade Paperback. Clean covers are creased and lightly rubbed, with minor edge wear. Name on title page. Inner-side of covers and their facing pages are very lightly foxed. Contents are clean and unworn. ; 8-3/8" Tall, 87pp. Red PAPER COVERS. Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. PLAYS. Standard Drama Awards 1984 Comedy of the Year. Includes very clear stage directions, furniture and property list, lighting plot, effects plot, and dance notes. .

$12.00

HARM'S WAY
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HARM'S WAY

By Wellman, Mac

NY: Broadway Play Publishing. Good+. 1984. First Edition. Paperback. 0881450200; Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Brief pen note on title page. Moderate amount of pen notes and underlining throughout, otherwise contents are clean, unworn. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 61pp + publisher's ads. PAPER COVERS. Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. PLAYS. "The fantastical adventures of one Santouche, a very angry person, as he attempts to make sense of his sense of law and order in a world of other angry persons. " Includes words and music. .

$12.00

THE PLAYS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Volume One. Volume 26, Great Books of the Western World

By Shakespeare, William edited by George Clarke & William Aldis Wright

Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Very Good-. 1987. Hardcover. Very minor soil on the unworn, sound binding. Contents are almost like new. (JClst) ; 9-1/2" Tall, 626pp. Light brown cloth, black leatherette spine, bright gold lettering in green spine panel. Top edge Gilt. PLAYS. 2-page Biographical Note. The Contents: First, Second & Third Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Tragedy of King Richard the Third; The Comedy of Errors; Titus Andronicus; The Taming of the Shrew; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Love's Labour's Lost; Romeo and Juliet; The Tragedy of King Richard the Second; A Midsummer-Night 's Dream; The Life and Death of King John; The Merchant of Venice; The First and Second Part of King Henry the Fourth; Much Ado About Nothing; The Life of King Henry the Fifth; Jusius Caesar; As You Like It. (JClst) .

$15.00

EASTERN STANDARD

By Greenberg, Richard

NY: Grove Weidenfeld. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 116pp. Very light tan boards, green lettering. PLAYS. "In charting the lives during the spring and summer of 1987 of five young, upwardly mobile professionals who encounter a schizophrenic bag woman, the play darts nibly among multiple styles. Some dialogue has the high gloss of Wildean epigram. But Greenberg delves deeper, presenting worlds in collision, and hearts in pain. " Probably a Book Club edition. .

$12.00

LETTICE & LOVAGE A Comedy

By Shaffer, Peter

NY: Harper & Row. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. Hardcover. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents & DJ are almost like new. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 101pp. Brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering. PLAYS. "Peter Shaffer, author of EQUUS and AMADEUS, has written his first comic play in twenty-five years - and it is a real tour-de-force. His rendering of this unlikely relationshp is hilariously yet unsparingly observant. Once again Shaffer displays the power of his original and unique imagination, creating an exuberant drama that was a smash hit in London. " Probably a Book Club edition. .

$12.00

THE SUM OF US A Comedy of Love

By Stevens, David

Garden City: Fireside Theater. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1990. Hardcover. Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 110pp. Black boards, shiny black spine, bright gold lettering. PLAYS. "An old-fashioned play in the best sense. There's a real story and fully developed characters an audianece can care about. Best of all, its sentiment and emotion are earned honestly. " "Dad came to terms with Jeff's sexual preference long ago. Dad's loving acceptance shuts him and his son in a benign but stifling world where the joys of living and loving only happen to other people. " Probably a Book Club edition. .

$12.00

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