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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

By Stein, Joseph (based on stories by Sholom Aleichem)

New York: Pocket Books, 1965. 168 pp. Pocket Book 75115. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a crease on the spine; previous owner's name inside. This was filmed in 1971, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Rosalind Harris and many others. But prior to that, in 1964, it opened as a Broadway musical, produced by Harold Prince and starring Zero Mostel, Beatrice Arthur, Bert Convy, Tanya Everett in her Broadway debut, Michael Granger, Leonard Frey, et cetera. . First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$4.95

SCHOOL PLAYS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
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SCHOOL PLAYS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

By Barnum, Madalene D.

New York: Barse and Company, 1922. 186 pp. Red cloth with a small gilt pictorial and gilt on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine. Chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with a tear and associated creasing on the lower left of the front panel; some darkening on the spine; previous owner's name in pencil on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. This play collection contains: The Bee Hive - A Play for Labor Day; Diego's Dream - A Play for Columbus's Birthday; Scotch Grace - A Play for Thanksgiving Day; Everybody Happy - A Play for Christmas Day; Honest Abe - An Interlude for Lincoln's Birthday; Eaglesfeather - A Play for Washington's Birthday; Here Again - An Operetta for May Day; Tom's Back Yard - A Play for Arbor Day; Brethren - A Play for Peace Day; How Sleep the Brave - An Interval for Memorial Day; and Past Present and Future - A Play for Graduation Day.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 12mo.

$24.95

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Dickens, Charles (adapted by Romulus Linney)

New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1996. 76 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a slightly faded but uncreased spine; no interior markings. The frontis features a black and white photograph from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater production. This contains: A Christmas Carol - the play version; and Simpler Alternate Version of: A Christmas Carol. . First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE O'KEEFE CENTRE - Thirty Years of Theatre History
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THE O'KEEFE CENTRE - Thirty Years of Theatre History

By Walker, Hugh (introduction by Herbert Whittaker)

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1991. (ix) (ix) 310 pp. Personalized inscription by Hugh Walker, along with a personal dropped-in letter from Walker to Mary Rooney, the wife of Jim Rooney, the front doorman and a retired employee of the O'Keefe Brewing Company, on the demise of Mr. Rooney. Also dropped-in is a brief newspaper article from 1996, also written by Hugh Walker. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; brown endpapers; headband; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Some of the finest performers in the world played the O'Keefe, from Harry Belafonte to Carol Channing and Katherine Hepburn, Richard Burton, Anne Murray, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Richard Harris, Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Diahann Carroll, Mary Martin, Cab Calloway, Chaim Topol, Juliet Prowse, Joel Grey, Rudolf Nureyev, Yul Brynner, Mickey Rooney, Marlene Dietrich, Liberace, Laurence Olivier, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong... The list goes on and on. The Contents are: Introduction by Herbert Whittaker; Part One: The Theatre: Beginnings; The Theatre: York Wilson's Mural; Some Technical Features; Staff; Booking Attractions; Subscriptions; Art Exhibitions; The Press; The Gift to Metro: Under New Management; The Board of Management: Learning the Ropes; The Second Fifteen Years; A Business Like No Other. Part Two: Performances: Musicals; Revues, International Artists, Jazz; Plays; Operas; Ballets; Canadian Opera Company; National Ballet of Canada; Symphonies; and Miscellaneous; followed by appendices.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to. Association Copy.

$69.95

MEDIEVAL AND TUDOR DRAMA
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MEDIEVAL AND TUDOR DRAMA

By Gassner, John (editor)

New York: Applause Books, 1987. (xviii) 457 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: Preface by John Gassner. The Classical Heritage: Hrotsvitha: Dulcitius; Hrotsvitha: Paphnutius. Pagan Remains: A Christmas Mumming: The Play of Saint (Prince) George. The Christian Ritual Beginnings: The Quem Quaeritis Trope; A Pantomime for Easter Day; An Easter Resurrection Play; The Orleans Sepulcher. The English Passion Play: The Creation and Fall of Lucifer; Man's Disobedience and the Fall of Man; The First Murder: The Murder of Abel; The Deluge: Noah and His Sons; The Brome: Abraham and Isaac; The Second Shepherd's Play; The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors of Coventry; The Death of Herod; The Betrayal of Christ; The (Wakefield) Crucifixion; The Resurrection - Harrowing of Hell - and the Last Judgment. The Cornish Passion Play: The Cornwall Death of Pilate. The Morality Play: Everyman. The Interlude: John Heywood: The Play Called the Four PP. Tudor Comedy: Nicholas Udall: Ralph Roister Doister; Mr. S: Gammer Gurton's Needle. And Tudor Tragedy: Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville: Gorboduc.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$14.95

WHAT SHAKESPEARE IS NOT
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WHAT SHAKESPEARE IS NOT

By O'Hagan, Thomas

Toronto: The Hunter Rose Company, 1936. (ix) 115 pp. Purple cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine. Still in the original glassine wrapper which has very light wear. The book itself has light rubbing at the corners; other than some faint discolouration on the endpapers caused by the glassine, no interior markings. The Chapters are: What Shakespeare is Not; Shakespeare Identified; The Background for the Study of Shakespeare; The Plays; Shakespeare on the Stage; followed by a bibliography and index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

NO EXIT - and Three Other Plays
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NO EXIT - and Three Other Plays

By Sartre, Jean-Paul

New York: Vintage Books, 1955. 281 pp. Vintage V-16. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection of plays contains: No Exit - Huis Clos - a play in one act; The Flies - Les Mouches - a play in three acts; Dirty Hands - Les Mains sales - a play in seven acts; and The Respectful Prostitute - La Putain respectueuse - a play in one act and two scenes.. Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good+.

$9.95

AT MY HEART'S CORE - and - OVERLAID
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AT MY HEART'S CORE - and - OVERLAID

By Davies, Robertson

Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1966. 124 pp. Both titles in a single volume. Clarke Irwin Book CIE-6. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This is actually an un-read copy, acquired from the publisher when they decided to sell off all the saved copies of their back-list; mostly, there were only one or two copies of each title, retained by the company for reference purposes.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$9.95

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

By Stoppard, Tom

New York: Grove Press, 2011. 126 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Tom Stoppard was catapulted into the front ranks of modern playwrights overnight when his play opened in London in 1967. Its subsequent run in New York brought it the same enthusiastic acclaim, and the play has since been performed in the major theatrical centers of the world. It was filmed in 1990, directed by Tom Stoppard and starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Roth, Ian Richardson, and a host of others, including Iain Glen as Hamlet.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

THE DYSKOLOS
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THE DYSKOLOS

By Menander (translated by Carroll Moulton)

New York: Meridian Classics, 1984. 72 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside; not store stamped. In 1959 an archaeological dig unearthed the complete text, written on papyrus, of Menander's comedy The Dyskolos; this was the first complete work ever found by Menander Menander, who was a Greek dramatist and the best-known representative of Athenian New Comedy. He wrote 108 comedies and took the prize at the Lenaia festival eight times. One of the most popular writers of antiquity, his work was lost during the Middle Ages and is only known in highly fragmentary form, much of which was discovered in the 20th century. Only one play, Dyskolos, has survived almost entirely. . Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$7.95

THE STANISLAVSKI METHOD - The Professional Training of an Actor
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THE STANISLAVSKI METHOD - The Professional Training of an Actor

By Moore, Sonia (preface by Sir John Gielgud - foreword by Joshua Logan) (re: Konstantin S. Stanislavski)

New York: The Viking Press, 1960. (xvi) 78 pp. Black cloth lettered in silver on the spine; red upper edge; black and white frontis portrait of Konstantin S. Stanislavski as Gayev in Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks and short tears around the edges; price clipped; no interior markings. So, you would like to act and be successful at it. The successful part isn't easy but this might help. From the teachings of Stanislavski, the Contents are: Preface by Sir John Gielgud; Foreword by Joshua Logan; Introduction; Art of Theater; The Method: Action, If, Given Circumstances; Imagination; Concentration of Attention on the Stage; Relaxation of the Muscles; Units and Objectives; Feeling of Truth and Belief; Emotional Memory; Communion; Adaptation; Tempo Rhythm; Motive Forces of Psychological Life; The Unbroken Line of a Role; The Actor's Inner State; The Super Objective and the Through Line of Action; The Subconscious in the Inner Creative State; The Actor's Physical Apparatus; and Perspective.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

ALONG THE BROADWAY BEAT
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ALONG THE BROADWAY BEAT

By Sobol, Louis

New York: Avon Books, 1951. 192 pp. Avon Book 319. Light edge and corner wear with a minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Ray Johnson. The Chapters are: The Great Light Way; The Saloon Trail; A Twenty-One Salute; Saloon Caruso; Barney's Bohemiantics; Billy La Hiff; Nostagia Nest; Speakeasy Daze; Barred and Bored; The Pour Hundred; Opening Nights; Rhapsody in Boo; Voices of Broadway; Ladies of the Ensemble; Meet Me at Lindy's; King of the Jest; Clown King; They, Too Are Citizens; Little Boy Blah Come Blow Your Horn; Platter Spinners; Broadway Less 10%; Bite-Lights of Broadway; Purely Personal; Cleek to Cleek; My Hero-Me; On the Mgic Carpet; Puppy Love; and Song of the City.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Ray Johnson;. Vintage Magazine.

$7.95

IPHIGENIA; PHAEDRA; ATHALIAH
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IPHIGENIA; PHAEDRA; ATHALIAH

By Racine, Jean (translated by John Cairncross)

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1986. 317 pp. All three titles in a single volume: Iphigenia; Phaedra; and Athaliah. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The cover features a portrait of Racine at Versailles. Racine's plays sever all ties with formal proprieties of Baroque drama, emphasizing instead that there is often nothing that can control the course of men's passion, assuage their suffering, or change their destiny. Writing under the auspices of France's radical and omnipotent king, Louis XIV, Racine created settings that reflect all the aura and majesty of his monarch's rule. But within this framework, he developed themes of ruthless and unrelenting tragedy, and he did so in language of a froce, vigour and eloquent simplicity that has never been equalled in French drama.. Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good+.

$7.95

STRINDBERG - A Play in Two Scenes
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STRINDBERG - A Play in Two Scenes

By Wilson, Colin

New York: Random House, 1972. 94 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on orange boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear and associated creasing on the upper right of the front panel; Booksellers stamp on the front free endpaper; price intact. August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright. And in this play, Colin Wilson has re-created the man's life in a prismatic nightmare of fantasy and sanity, reality and insanity. . First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$9.95

THE FIFTH COLUMN - and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
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THE FIFTH COLUMN - and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War

By Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987. 151 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Denunciation; The Butterfly and the Tank; Night Before Battle; Under the Ridge; and The Fifth Column, which was Hemingway's play about the Spanish Civil War.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

THE ORESTEIAN TRILOGY: Agamemnon; The Choephori; The Eumenides
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THE ORESTEIAN TRILOGY: Agamemnon; The Choephori; The Eumenides

By Aeschylus (translated by Philip Vellacott)

Middlesex, England: Penguin Classics, 1959. 203 pp. Trade paperback format. All three titles in a single volume: Agamemnon; The Choephori; and The Eumenides. Light edge and corner wear with faint creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The cover features a gold mask of Agamemnon. Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theatre and allowed conflict among them; characters previously had interacted only with the chorus. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived and three of the best ones are presented here.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$7.95

SALOME
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SALOME

By Wilde, Oscar

New York: Modern Library Paperbacks - Random House, 1996. 57 pp. An ML Mini. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils. . First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo.

$9.95

THE DAMNATION OF VANCOUVER
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THE DAMNATION OF VANCOUVER

By Birney, Earle

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart - New Canadian Library, 1977. 79 pp. NCL Book NO11. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and a small rubbed patch on the upper right of the back cover; some aging but no interior markings. Originally published as Trial of a City in 1952, this is recognized as one of the most original and technically accomplished of Earle Birney's works. A satire as biting as anything in Canadian literature, the play is a tour de force that mingles the colloquial and the grand, the comic and the tragic in an impassioned and inspired portrayal of an ecologically disastrous modern city. . First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$7.95

A SHAKESPEARE ANTHOLOGY
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A SHAKESPEARE ANTHOLOGY

By Shakespeare, William

London: Collins, 1964. 160 pp. Green leatherette decorated in silver on the front panel and spine; frontis featuring a portrait of Shakespeare. Light edge and corner wear with a fading on the spine; no interior markings. But there is a label pasted-in on the front pastedown stating that this book was purchased at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Edited and with an introduction by G. F. Maine, this features selections from the Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare. . First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo.

$14.95

R.U.R.
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R.U.R.

By Capek, Karel (edited by Harry Shefter)

New York: Pocket Books - Washington Square Press, 1973. 114 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; store stamped; no other interior markings. Translated brom the Czech by P. Selver and adapted for the stage by Nigel Playfair. The Scenes are: Act I: Central Office of the Factory of Rossum's Universal Robots; Act II: Helena's Drawing Room; Act III: The Same as Act II; and Act IV: Epilogue: One of the Experimental Laboratories in the Factory; followed by a 24-page Reader's Supplement edited by Harry Shefter. . Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good+.

$7.95

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