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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

THE PLAYERS - An Anthology of Plays for Student Production in the Classroom
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THE PLAYERS - An Anthology of Plays for Student Production in the Classroom

By Cavanagh, G.; Trip, G. van V. (editors) (K. S. Goodman; Kenneth Lillington; Stephen Vincent Benet; Norman Williams; Jean Giraudoux; Maurice Valency; Tennessee Williams; Stanley Houghton; Gordon Daviot; Margaret Wood; Alice Gerstenberg)

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1970. 192 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Game of Chess by K. S. Goodman; My Proud Beauty by Kenneth Lillington; The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet; Protest by Norman Williams; The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux - adapted by Maurice Valency; Lord Byron's Love Letter by Tennessee Williams; The Dear Departed by Stanley Houghton; The Pen of My Aunt by Gordon Daviot; The Witches by Margaret Wood; and Overtones by Alice Gerstenberg.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CANADIAN THEATRE
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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CANADIAN THEATRE

By Benson, Eugene; Conolly, L. W. (editors) (Timothy Findley; George Woodcock; Robertson Davies; Paul Hebert; Anne-Marie Alonzo; Zina BArnieh; Helene Beauchamp; Renate Benson; Joan Coldwell; Richard Courtney; Moira Day; Pierre Filion; Gilles Girard)

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989. (xviii) 662 pp. Blue boards decorated in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; store stamped on the front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. The front panel features and engraving, hand-coloured by Karen Patkau, of the New Academy of Music, Montreal, from the Canadian Illustrated News, December 1874. An A to Z documentation of the growth and development of Canadian drama and theatre from Academy of Music, Halifax to Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline, followed by an index. Contributions from: Timothy Findley; George Woodcock; Robertson Davies; Paul Hebert; Anne-Marie Alonzo; Zina BArnieh; Helene Beauchamp; Renate Benson; Joan Coldwell; Richard Courtney; Moira Day; Pierre Filion; Gilles Girard; Chantel Hebert; Christopher Innes; Sheilagh S. Jameson; A. Owen Klein; Gilles Lapointe; Heather McCallum; Liz Nicholls; Richard Plant; Aviva Ravel; Mary Shortt; Renate Usmiani; and many, many others.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Karen Patkau;. 8vo.

$29.95

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. Paperback. Very Good.

$14.95

THREE PLAYS
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THREE PLAYS

By Robles, Emmanuel (translated by James A. Kilker)

Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1977. (xxiii) 200 pp. First translated edition. Black cloth lettered in gilt and copper on the front panel and spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some rubbing on the panels; price intact; small ink mark on the lower edge of the text block; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. This collection contains: Case for a Rebel - Plaidoyer pour un rebelle; The Clock - L'Horloge; and Porfirio, all in English.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

NOBODADDY - A Play
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NOBODADDY - A Play

By MacLeish, Archibald

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Dunster House, 1926. 67 pp. Black cloth decorated in blue on the front panel and spine; limited to an edition of 750 copies, printed on hand-made paper. Wear at the corners with some chipping at the head and foot of the spine; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Associated with the Modernist school of poetry, MacLeish won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. Nobodaddy, a play, was inspired, in part, by William Blake's poem of the same name. Said MacLeish in his foreword, "Having to deal with the dramatic situation which the condition of self-consciousness in an indifferent universe seems to me to present, I have appropriated, for its dramatic values, the story of Eden...". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Limited Edition.

$19.95

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. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo.

$14.95

YESTERDAY THE CHILDREN WERE DANCING
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YESTERDAY THE CHILDREN WERE DANCING

By Gelinas, Gratien (translated from the French by Mavor Moore)

Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1967. 76 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a faint crease on the spine; previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. A play that explores the main issues that divide Quebec.. Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$5.95

FIVE (5) PLAYS
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FIVE (5) PLAYS

By Dunsany, Lord (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett) (introduction by Edwin Bjorkman)

New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914. 116 pp. Burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Slightly darkened on the spine with minor wear at the corners; some discolouration on the boards. The Modern Drama Series, edited and introduced by Edwin Bjorkman. This collection contains: The Gods of the Mountain; The Golden Doom; King Argimenes and the Unknown Warrior; The Glittering Gate; and The Lost Silk Hat. Lord Dunsany, the 18th Baron of Dunsany, the second oldest title in Irish peerage, lived most of his life in Dunsany Castle near Tara in County Meath, near the Stone of Destiny. No wonder he wrote so many wonderful fantasies.... First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$14.95

TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED - A Record of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Canada: 1954
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TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED - A Record of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Canada: 1954

By Davies, Robertson; Guthrie, Tyrone

Toronto: Clarke Irwin and Company, 1954. (xiv) 193 pp. Brown cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine. Illustrated in black and white and colour by Grant Macdonald. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks around the edges; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. This includes a dropped-in Preliminary Announcement for the Third Annual Season - 1955 - of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. The Contents are: By Robertson Davies: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; and Oedipus Rex. By Tyrone Guthrie: A Long View of the Stratford Festival.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Grant Macdonald;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE DONNELLYS: Sticks and Stones; The St Nicholas Hotel; Handcuffs
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THE DONNELLYS: Sticks and Stones; The St Nicholas Hotel; Handcuffs

By Reaney, James (forword by James Noonan)

Victoria, British Columbia: Press Porcepic, 1991. 298 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; small scuffed patch on the upper right of the front endpaper; no other interior markings. This collection of plays contains The Donnellys Trilogy: Sticks and Stones; The St Nicholas Hotel; and Handcuffs.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

DEATHWATCH (Death Watch)
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DEATHWATCH (Death Watch)

By Genet, Jean (translated by Bernard Frechtman)

London: Faber and Faber, 1966. 40 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; some scuff marks on the lower left of the front cover and on the back cover; no interior markings. A fine play.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good-. 12mo.

$9.95

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.

$19.95

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