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Love for Love.

By William Congreve .

New York, NY Hill & Wang: Mermaid Dramabooks, 1969. Hardcover First Edition Thus in USA [1970]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus in USA [1970]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: The Book shows just a tiny spot of soil to the bottom edge of the front panel of the blue cloth covered boards; a small smudge - or perhaps dampstain - at the bottom edge of the text block; else, flawless; the binding is square and perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows considerable wear to the extremities, with several tiny tears; a bit of rubbing to the panels; the price has NOT been clipped; mylar-protected. Clean and presentable, but showing some wear. REMAINDER, showing a mark at the top edge of the text block. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.75 x 0.65 inches). xxiii, 130 pages. Edited by M. M. Kelsall. Language: English. Weight: 10.5 ounces. Copyright date is 1969, Library of Congress number begins with "74". Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

Love for Love.

By William Congreve .

New York, NY Hill & Wang: Mermaid Dramabooks, 1969. Hardcover First Edition Thus in USA [1970]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus in USA [1970]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: The Book shows just a touch of shelving wear to the bottom edge of the blue cloth over boards; else, binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities, with some loss at the head and heel of the backstrip to chipping and scant loss to the corner tips front rubbing; considerable overall rubbing; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.75 x 0.65 inches). xxiii, 130 pages. Edited by M. M. Kelsall. Language: English. Weight: 10.5 ounces. Copyright date is 1969, Library of Congress number begins with "74". Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

The Killer and Other Plays (Improvisation, or the Shepherd's Chameleon & Maid to Marry).

By Eugene Ionesco.

New York, NY Grove Press: Evergreen Original, 1960. Paperback First Edition (1960), so stated. Ninth Printing Thus. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; faint toning to the wrapper covers; the orange portions of the titles at the backstrip are very lightly sunned, but remain bold and clearly legible; former owner's name inscribed at the front free endpaper; the binding remains square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.4 x 0.45 inches). 159 pages. Translated by Donald Watson. Language: English. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Sewn binding. First Edition (1960), so stated. Ninth Printing Thus. Trade Paperback. With Tueur sans gages, translated as The Killer (1959; his second full-length play, the first being Amédée, ou Comment s'en débarrasser in 1954), Ionesco began to explore more sustained dramatic situations than he had in his earlier plays. The Killer features more humanized characters. Notably this includes Bérenger, a central character in a number of Ionesco's plays. Bérenger is a semi-autobiographical figure expressing Ionesco's wonderment and anguish at the strangeness of reality. He is comically naïve, engaging the audience's sympathy. In The Killer, he encounters death in the figure of a serial killer. In Rhinocéros he watches his friends turning into rhinoceroses one by one until he alone stands unchanged against this mass movement. It is in this play that Ionesco most forcefully expresses his horror of ideological conformism, inspired by the rise of the fascist Iron Guard in Romania in the 1930s. "The Killers" was Ionesco's most ambitious play up to 1960, and I found it very impressive once the full effect of the sets and lighting throughout each of the three acts was apparent. The two shorter works, "Improvisation" and "Maid to Marry" were quite amusing.

$3.53

The Life of Timon of Athens.

By William Shakespeare.

New York, NY New American Library: Signet , 1965. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus [1965], so stated. First Edition Thus [1965], so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine: the price has been blocked out at the upper front panel; a hint of toning to the white background field of the panels and backstrip; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The pages are bright white. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creases to the covers. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor cosmetic flaws. Very close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.5 inches). xxxviii, 239 pages. Edited by Maurice Charney. Language: English. Weight: 5.7 ounces. Mass Market Paperback. Reading Timon of Athens was like discovering a huge diamond in your backyard. I'd never heard anyone talk about it, never seen it alluded to, and yet, here it is, oozing with opulence. I loved loved loved this play. The plot is delicious, the language is fantastic, some of Shakespeare's best insults can be found here, and I really enjoyed seeing the vast change in Timon's character. It is a short play, and yes, there probably are a few inky areas subject to criticism, but even the "worst" of Shakespeare is going to be immeasurably better than anything else you might pick up to read. Some people allege that it is an "unfinished" play, but that's completely wrong. It is most certainly finished. The conclusion may not be as thematic at most of the "tragedies," but it is still a fine conclusion. I highly, highly recommend reading this play. It's super short so you'll be able to finish it in as little as a day, and it's always exciting to read a classic that people haven't pored and pored over. Timon definitely deserves more credit, in my opinion, as it's now one of my favorite Shakespeare plays.

$4.70

Marbles: A Play in Three Acts.
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Marbles: A Play in Three Acts.

By Brodsky, Joseph.

New York, NY Farrar Straus Giroux: The Noonday Press, 1989. Paperback First Edition Thus (1989), so stated. This translation was first published in "Comparative Criticism", volume 7 in 1985. Near Fine in Wraps: faint sunning to the olive-toned background field of the backstrip (the black titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible); top edge rear face show small bump; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Close to 'As New'. REMAINDER, showing a small dot and a rubber stamp at the bottom edge of the text block. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches). 87 pages. Translated by Alan Myers, with the author. Language: English. Weight: 5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1989), so stated. This translation was first published in "Comparative Criticism", volume 7 in 1985. Trade Paperback. Brodsky, a brilliant poet and sensitive translator, is also a stunning dramatist. A Platonic dialogue in the form of a double anachronism--the action takes place two centuries after our era--Joseph Brodsky’s only play, Marbles, is set in a prison cell that alone provides for the three unities of classic drama: those of time, place, and action. A nightmare rather than a utopia, this play proceeds according to the immanent logic of mental aggravation as its two characters, the inmates Publius and Tullius, examine the tautology of their psychological, historical, and purely physical confines. The fusion of its dour, somewhat terrifying vision with the macabre hilarity of its verbal texture allows Marbles to take its audience beyond the farthest reaches of the theatre of the absurd. Highly recommended.

$7.06

The Threepenny Opera: Adapted from the Musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

By G.W. Pabst.

London, UK Lorrimer Publishing, 1984. Paperback First Edition Thus (1984); First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus (1984); First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities and the faintest crease at the lower front corner; mild rubbing to the panels and the price has been blocked out in two places at the lower rear panel; small patch of sticker residue at the upper corner of the front endpaper; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and a couple of minor flaws. No longer perfect, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.25 inches). 113 pages. Twelve pages of movie stills. Edited by Andrew Sinclair. Language: English. Weight: 5 ounces. Classic Film Scripts Series. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Eastward Ho!

By Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston.

London, UK Ernest Benn Ltd, 1973. Paperback First Edition Thus [1973], so stated. First Edition Thus [1973], so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers, a single page has been dog-eared; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and a single, unobtrusive flaw. Very close to 'As New'. This may be a REMAINDER, showing either a smudge or a much-obscured remainder mark at the bottom edge. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. Small 8vo. (7.8 x 5.05 x 0.5 inches). xlvii, 139 pages. Edited by C.G. Petter. Language: English. Weight: 7.6 ounces. New Mermaids Series. Trade Paperback.

$9.80

Mourning Becomes Electra.

By Eugene O'Neill.

London, UK Jonathan Cape, 1932. Hardcover First Edition UK (1932); Eighth Printing (1955). Very Good to Very Good+: shows just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels; moderate spine lean; the very faintest soiling to the upper corner of the rear panel; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A lightly-used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.25 x 1 inches). 288 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14.5 ounces. First Edition UK (1932); Eighth Printing (1955). Hardback: Lacks DJ. About this Item: , London, 1963. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Solid attractive copy with no significant problems. First published 1932, this was its 11th printing in England by this publisher. 7 3/4" high so shorted than most books. Owne's signature on front free end paper. Jacket still has 18s price net. Lightly read, light soiling to page edges. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering of author signature on front panel and lettering on spine. Blue cloth still bright and fresh. Small bump to base of spine. Jacket has moderate soiling on rear panel and faint edgewear. In mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 003826

$9.41

The Duchess of Malfi.

By John Webster.

New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, 1977. Paperback Second Edition (1967), Revised & Corrected. Seventh Printing thereof. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the faintest toning to the white background field of the wrapper covers; else flawless Binding square and secure; text clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a single minor flaw. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches). xxx, 129pp. Edited by Elizabeth M. Brennan. Language: English. Weight: 6.9 ounces. Second Edition (1967), Revised & Corrected. Seventh Printing thereof. Academic Press Paperback.

$3.53

The Incomparable Max.

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

New York, NY Hill & Wang: Spotlight Dramabooks, 1972. Paperback First Edition Thus (1972); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. . First Edition Thus (1972); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: several faint creases near the lower corner fo the front panel; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; faint soiling to the white background field of the rear panel; faint sunning to the lavender background field of the backstrip (the author's name - in white - thereon is still bold, bright and clearly legible; the lime green titles thereon are still legible, but are no longer as bold as when the book was new); the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A lightly used copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only mild wear and a couple of minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.25 inches). xii, 84 pages. Language: English. Weight: 3.9 ounces. Trade Paperback. A short play based on Sir Max Beerbohm's Trips Beyond Reality.

$49.00

The Taming of the Shrew (Unabridged Full Cast Performance Featuring Trevor Howard and Margaret Leighton).

By William Shakespeare.

New York, NY HarperCollins: Caedmon, 1995. Audio Cassette As New. Still in Shrinkwrap. Two Audio Cassette Tapes and all supplementary material with colorful cardstock box all in Like New Condtion. Never Opened. Still in Shrinkwrap. Running Time: 2 Hours. Product Size: 7.1 x 4.55 x 0.8 inches. Weight: 5.8 ounces. Unabridged. Audio Cassette. A Shakespeare Recording Society Production Cast Performance.

$10.58

A Scrap of Paper, or The Adventures of a Love Letter (A Comic Drama in Three Acts).

By J. Palgrave Simpson.

Chicago, IL T.S. Denison, 1889. Paperback New Edition USA (1889), so stated. Very Good+ in Thin Paper Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to the extremities; tiny split at the bottom of the 'backstrip'; mild rubbing to the panels; the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A lightly used copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing moderate wear and a couple of minor flaws. A sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.2 x 4.75 x 1 inches). 53 pages + Advertisements. Language: English. Weight: 1.5 ounces. Saddle Stitched Binding. New Edition USA (1889), so stated. Paperback: Saddle-stitched Wraps. New Anerican Edition Correctly Reprinted from the Original Authorized Acting Edition, with the original Cast of the Characters, Synopsis of Incidents, Scene and Property Plots, Diagrams of the State Settings, Description of the Costumes, Stage Directions, Relative Positions of the Performers, Entrances and Exits, Etc., and all of the Stage Business.

$14.70

New/Lost Plays by Ed Bullins: An Anthology.

By Ed Bullins.

Aiea, HI That New Publishing Company, 1993. Hardcover First Edition (1993), unstated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use: some tiny, very faint spotting at the top edge of the text block; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single very minor flaw. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ's price has been clipped; else flawless; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.9 x 1.35 inches). 337 pages. Edited by Ethel Pittls Walker. Foreward by Woodie King, Jr. Bright Red cloth boards with silver titles at the backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 5 ounces. First Edition (1993), unstated. Hardback with DJ.

$39.20

The Tragedy of King Richard The Second.

By William Shakespeare.

New Haven, CT Yale University Press, 1921. Hardcover First Edition [1921]; Fourth Printing [1964]. Very Good+: shows only the most minute indications of use: the backstrip is sunned, but the gilt titles thereon remain fully legible. Mild rubbing and the faintest soiling to the blue cloth over boards. The binding square and secure; text clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.9 x 4.55 x 0.7 inches). vi, 163 pages. Edited by Robert T. Petersson. Language: English. Weight: 6.4 ounces. First Edition [1921]; Fourth Printing [1965]. A Volume in The Yale Shakespeare Series (Standard Yale Shakespeare Edition, with Blue Cloth over boards). Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$5.88

Play It Again, Sam: A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts.
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Play It Again, Sam: A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts.

By Allen Woody .

New York, NY Samuel French, Inc. , 1969. Paperback First Edition Thus (1969); unstated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: a touch of toning around the outside edges of the panels; the mildest rubbing; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 5 x 0.15 inches). 64 pages. Language: English. Weight: 2.2 ounces. The first acting edition. First Edition Thus (1969); unstated. Paperback.

$7.06

Angel City and Other Plays.
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Angel City and Other Plays.

By Sam Shepard.

New York, NY Urizen Books, 1976. Paperback First Edition Thus (1976), probable later printing, as "first printing" is not noted (on the other hand later printings seem to have been noted as such - judging from such notations from other sellers, and no subsequent printings are noted on this copy). Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight spine lean and the binding is ever so slightly cocked; moderate wear to the extremities; considerable rubbing and faint , but pervasive soiling to wrapper covers; the outside edges are much smudged; cup outline at the front panel. The binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows some wear and soiling; but remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy; a sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches). 245 pages. Preface by Jack Gelber. Language: English. Weight: 11.9 ounces. First Edition Thus (1976), probable later printing, as "first printing" is not noted (on the other hand later printings seem to have been noted as such - judging from such notations from other sellers, and no subsequent printings are noted on this copy). Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Enrico IV.
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Enrico IV.

By Luigi Pirandello .

Chicago, IL Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2002. Paperback First Edition Thus [2002]; unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows a former owner's short gift inscription at the title page; else, flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches). 78 pages. New Adaptation by Robert Brustein. Based on a new Translation by Gloria Pastorino. Language: English. Weight: 4.5 ounces. Plays for Performance Series. Academic Press Paperback.

$14.70

The Weavers, Hannele, The Beaver Coat.

By Gerhart Hauptmann.

New York, NY Rinehart & Company, 1951. Paperback First Edition Thus [1951], Third Printing [1959]. Six lines on one page in the Introduction by have very neatly UNDERLINED. Else, Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing to the panels; a small patch of sticker shadow at the upper corner of the front panel; the pages have tanned very slightly, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows mild wear and a couple of flaws, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.3 x 4.9 x 0.55 inches). xxv, 218 pages. Translated from the German By Horst Frenz & Miles Waggoner. Introduction by Horst Frenz. Language: English. Weight: 7.5 ounces. Academic Press Paperback. This is a collection of three plays by German writer and dramatist, early pioneer of naturalism in the German theatre, and recipient of 1912 Nobel Prize for Literature. Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946). The Weavers (1892) raises social and moral issues of the misery of craftsmen as factories take over; it is the drama of a group rather than that of an individual. Hannele (1893) tells of an abused child's dying delirium, rendered in terms of her readings of fairy tales and the Bible. And, The Beaver Coat (1893) is a picaresque satire on Prussian bureaucracy in which a washerwoman discovers honest work alone is not a recipe for success in life. The three plays are preceded by Introduction, Bibliographical Note, and A Note on the Translation.

$8.23

The Comedy of Errors.

By William Shakespeare.

New Haven, CT Yale University Press, 1926. Hardcover First Edition [1926]; Third Printing [1961]. Very Good+: shows only the most minute indications of use: the backstrip is lightly sunned, but the gilt titles thereon remain fully legible; else only the mildest rubbing to the blue cloth over boards. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. No longer pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 96 pages. Edited by Robert Dudley French. First Edition [1926]; Third Printing [1961]. A Volume in The Yale Shakespeare Series. NOTE: This is the standard Blue Cloth over boards Edition. Hardback: Lacks DJ. 0300009046

$5.29

Six Characters in Search of an Author.

By Luigi Pirandello.

London, UK Heinemann Educational , 1954. Paperback First Edition Thus [1954], Fifth Printing [1965]. GSparse, scattered UNDERLINING IN INK. Else, Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight wave to the text block, probably due to careless stacking; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers. the binding is square and secure. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A sturdy reading copy. 12mo. (7.25 x 4.9 x 0.25 inches). x, 70 pages. Translated and Introduced by Frederick May. Weight: 3.1 ounces. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Language: English. Drama Library Series. First Edition Thus [1954], Fifth Printing [1965]. Trade Paperback.

$2.35

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