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ACTOR AT WORK. Fourth Edition Revised and Expanded, 1986. [Includes Sections "The
Actor's Tools;" "The Actor's
Blueprint;" "The Working Process"
and more than 80 Individual and Group Exercises].
Robert L. Benedetti. Prentice-Hall, 1986. 288 pp.
Dust Jacket as issued. Very
Fine hardbound, Interior and Exterior almost As New.
ELLEN TERRY AND BERNARD
SHAW: A Correspondence. Edited by Christopher St.
John. First Edition. Hardbound. No dust jacket. Copyright 1931
Bernard Shaw and Elbridge L Adams. Very Good condition. 1/4"
tear, hard to see, at very top of spine. Deep burgundy cloth
cover has no scuffing; very minor bumping on 2 corners. Original
owner bookplate dated May 1932 neatly pasted in front blank end
page. No other marks. Age-toning throughout. Slight page edge
discoloration in few places. Block is tight. 334 pp. Contact for
PETER PAN (Acting Edition). NY: Samuel
French, 1956 (following 1928 original London edition).
Softbound. Fair cover/Good interior. Slightly split-at-spine
cover has ink drawings, 2" markout, and clipped top corner not
affecting interior text. Fine as reading/rehearsal copy.
Interior has clean tight legible pages--about 10 pages have
marginal pencil notes or few lines underscored. 95 pp.
ONE-ACT PLAYS. Compiled and Edited
by George A. Goldstone. Allyn & Bacon, 1926. Hard Cover True
First Edition. Good /Very Good. No Jacket. 7.5"x5.25".
Interior unmarked. School stamp and 3" markout on front
blank end pages only. Black and white plates. Includes
classic one act plays by Chekhov; O'Neill; Lady Gregory
and 12 others. From the Prefatory Note: "..This volume
contains fifteen modern one-act plays of various types,
each one a play of distinction and each one strong in
its appeal to pupils of high school age." Plays include
The Diabolical Circle,
Figureheads, The Romancers, The King's English, The Lost
Silk Hat, The Thrice Promised Bride, The Boor, The
Workhouse Ward, The Unseen, Sham, Confessional, Dust of
the Road, Ile, The God of Quiet, and The White
Hawk..408 pages, including bibliography.
(Acting Edition). Henry David Hwang. Dramatists Play Service,
1988. Excellent Softbound. The
complete play including full-page photo of Broadway
production with B. D. WONG and JOHN LITHGOW. Clean,
tightly bound, bright, 1/2" mark first blank end page;
about 10 pages have neat underlining on a few lines; no
writing. Includes production notes; costume,
props, and scene breakdown lists. 93 pp.
SOMETHING'S AFOOT. James
McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach. Samuel French MUSICAL
LIBRARY, 1975. Very Good /Fine condition. Text unmarked,
binding tight. 1" mark first blank end page. 1/2" mark on rear
cover. Includes Broadway prop listing/stage diagram. 68 pp.
PLAYING PERIOD PLAYS.
Lyn Oxenford. London: J. Garnet Miller , 1974 (following 1959
First Edition). Unmarked softbound; 1 corner slightly furled.
Very Good cover/Very Fine interior. Illustrated by Bernice
Carlill. Historical costume, dance, music, and discussion of
Elizabeth and Jacobean, Restoration and Georgian, Victorian and
Edwardian plays. Elizabethan, Jacobean and Stuart periods,
1558-1649. Details staging aspects such as Spirit, Movement,
Music and Manners of producing and acting period plays.
Internally clean, bright and tight. 318 pp.
CLASSIC SCENES: A Treasury of
Theatrical Scenes for Actors. Compiled by Jonathan Price. Stated
First Printing. Signet Mentor, 1979. Includes over 40 scenes for
class or audition. ANTIGONE, ROMEO AND JULIET, TARTUFFE, VOLPONE,
THE WAY OF THE WORLD and many more. Fine condition softbound;
few clip impressions, 1 page has penciled bracketing, 1" markout
first blank end page, no rips or creases. 311 pp. including
Scene Casting Guide.
CANDIDE, OR OPTIMISM. Voltaire.
Translated by John Butt. Penguin Classics, 1976. Softbound.
Fair- cover/Very Good interior. Cover has scuffing and 4" clip
removed at bottom. No text affected. Interior unmarked other
than 2" markout first blank page. No rips or creases. Slight
age-toning. Fine as reading/study copy. 144 pp.
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. Philip Barry.
Samuel French Acting Edition, 1969. Softbound. Clean, tight and
unmarked other than 3 small marginal notes/brackets and 2 marks
front blank page. Includes original
Furniture/Lighting/Costume/Property lists; Set Diagrams and
Publicity Notes. 141 pp.
SCAPINO! ("a long way off from
Moliere"). Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale. The Young Vic/Dramatic
Publishing Company, 1975. Softbound. Interior almost As New,
unmarked. Cover has few small discoloration spots but Good with
tight binding. Includes Production Notes, Musical Notation,
Costume & Property lists, and Set Diagram and Elevation. 94
ONCE UPON A CLOTHESLINE: A Play for
Children. Aurand Harris. A Baker Play, 1945. Includes characters
FIRST BIRD; MRS. ANT; MR. GRASSHOPPER; and BLACK SPIDER.
Softbound. Interior Very Fine, unmarked. Cover Good with 1/4"
closed tear and few discoloration spots. Binding Tight. 72 pp.
including complete Production Notes.
AH, WILDERNESS!: A Comedy of
Recollection in Three Acts. Eugene O'Neill. Samuel French Acting
Edition, 1960 (following 1933 first edition). Softbound.
Interior Very Fine, bright, unmarked other than few
brackets/note on Character List page only. Cover Very Good,
tight, has tiny chipping at top/base of spine, sticker mark
otherwise tight. Includes Synopsis, Set Diagram and complete
Production Notes. 150 pp.
ANIMAL FARM: A Fable in Two Acts.
George Orwell. Adapted by Nelson Bond. Samuel French Acting
Edition, c.1977. Softbound. Excellent tight condition. Cover
Very Good , Interior Fine, unmarked other than few small
underlines/brackets. All text clearly legible. 52 pp.
THE MALE ANIMAL. James Thurber and
Elliott Nugent. Samuel French Acting Edition, 1968. Softbound.
Very Good practically unmarked interior. All script pages
present and clean; has 1 loosened page and brief marginal note
on final ad page only. Fine cover and binding. Slight tanning to
spine, tight binding. Includes Prop, Costume, Lights and Sound
Plot as well as Stage Diagram. 167 pp.
AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Edward Albee.
Very Good interior, spine is taped, 3" markout first blank
page. Text Unmarked. Fine as reading/rehearsal copy. 242 pp.
IN THE MODERN WORLD: Plays and Essays. Editor:
Samuel Weiss. Includes THE GLASS MENAGERIE, THE
BALD SOPRANO, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and 10 more
classic complete plays. 555 pages.1964. Oversized
Softbound. Cover Marked, Scuffed, holds together
well. Text Unmarked. Inscription.
THEATRE. H. D. Albright; Halstead; Mitchell.
Hardbound. 557 pp. Houghton Mifflin-Riverside
Press,1955. First Edition. No jacket. Name
plate/Lib.env. Text unmarked, pristine.
|BRECHT AS THEY KNEW
HIM. New York, NY:
International Publishers, 1975. Softbound. Very
Good . Unmarked, tight binding, slight creasing
to cover; minor edgewear. 241 pp. More than 30
revealing articles by Brecht's friends and
co-workers including Lenya, Feuchtwanger, Neher,
Eisler, Dessau, Frisch and many more.
|AN ACTOR AND HIS
TIME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN GIELGUD. John
Gielgud, John Miller & John Powell. London:
Pan-Macmillan, 1996. More than 50 b/w photographs
including John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph
Richardson, Marlon Brando, Ellen Terry, Peggy
Ashcroft, Paul Robeson and many others. Cover
portrait by Lord Litchfield. Softbound. Slight
age-toning. Text Pristine/unmarked. No
inscription. Cover has minor corner bends and
slight creasing. 331 pp.
||STAGE SCENERY: ITS
CONSTRUCTION AND RIGGING. A. S. Gillette.
[Complete illustrated "Bible" of the
construction of 2 and 3-dimensional scenery]. NY:
Harper and Bros., 1959. First Edition. Hardbound
Elephant Volume. No Dustjacket. Corner and edge
bumping. Some page yellowing due to age. Interior
Pristine, Unmarked. Nameplate of prev. owner. 315
||HISTORIC COSTUME FOR
THE STAGE. Lucy Barton. Fully illustrated by
David Sarvis. Boston: Walter H. Baker, 1961
Edition with Additional Materials added to 1935
First Edition. Text explains Drawings and
Detailed Accessories From Ancient Egypt to Modern
Times. No dustjacket. Hardbound Elephant Volume.
Cover Fine/Interior Very Fine, unmarked.
Nameplate on ffep. University library envelope
neatly pasted inside endcover with "3"
marked discreetly on bottom page edge &
bottom of spine. 609 pp.
||THE LENGTH AND DEPTH
OF ACTING: A Record of the Evolution of the
Actor's Art (From Thespis to Strasberg). Edwin
Duerr. Intro. by A. M. Nagler. NY: Holt,
Rinehart, 1962. First Edition. Hardbound. Fine
Cover and Pristine, unmarked interior. Dustjacket
has chips, small tears. Nameplate of prev. owner,
slight page yellowing with age. 590 pp.
||PORTRAIT OF MAX: An
Intimate Memoir of Sir Max Beerbohm. S. N.
illustrated, including Shaw, Ibsen, Barrie,
Yeats, Beardsley, Kipling, Wilde and many others.
NY: Random House, 1960. Stated First Edition,
First Printing. Hardbound with Fine Cover, Very
Fine (unmarked) interior condition. Dustjacket
Fair, minor chips, tears and slight sunning along
spine. Owner's nameplate ffep. 317 pp.
||THE BUSINESS OF SHOW
BUSINESS. Gail Plummer. [Includes "How to
Plan a Budget;" "The Box Office;"
"Book and Record Keeping"}. NY: Harper
and Bros., 1961. Stated First Edition.
Hardbound/No dj. No nameplate or inscription,
text unmarked. Cover Very Good, minor corner
bumps. University library envelope on end cover.
||NEW THEATRES FOR OLD.
Mordecai Gorelik. RARE
illustrated with staging drawings by O'Neill,
Gogol, Grosz, Stanislavsky and others]. NY:
Samuel French, 1957 (Tenth Printing of 1940 First
Edition). Hardbound. No dustjacket. Cover Very
Good; Interior Very Fine. Nameplate ffep;
university library envelope neatly pasted inside
rear cover. Discreet "14" marked at
base of spine. 553 pp. PHOTOS
||THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THE THEATRE. Allerdyce Nicoll. [Detailed
descriptions and 319 Primary Source illustrations
of the world history of staging]. London: George
Harrap, 1961. Revised Fourth Edition. Oversized
Hardbound in Good Dustjacket. Cover Very Fine;
Interior As New, unmarked. No nameplate or
SCENES FROM WORLD THEATRE: Volume I. 576 pp. of
Acting Scenes.1965. Softbnd., Cover Good, Text
A Student of Human Nature. William Nickerson
Bates. Includes the life, characteristics of
tragedies & analyses of all plays. 315
pp.1961. Softbnd. Small inscrip., Cover Good,
A Play by Patrick
FOR LOVE and THE SAD LAMENT OF PECOS BILL. Two
plays by Sam Shepard. 1983.89 pp. Hardbound.
Cover Very Good, some spotting. Interior
Excellent, Unmarked. Inscription.
WATER ENGINE and MR. HAPPINESS. Two plays by
David Mamet. 1978. 84 pp. Hardbound. Cover Good,
scuff mark. Page edges yellowed. Interior
Excellent, Unmarked. Inscription.
||TIMEBENDS [A Memoir].
Arthur Miller. First Edition, 1987. 614 pp. Many BW Photos.
Hardbound.; no dustjacket. Cover Good , ring and edge spotting.
Interior AS NEW, Unmarked other than Inscription
1st blank page.
||FROM THE WINGS: BY
"THE STAGE CAT" [An actor's Memoir of
the English theatre from Queen Victoria through
the 20's, including work with HENRY IRVING, FRANK
HARRIS, CHARLOTTE GRANVILLE, ELLEN TERRY,
ELEANORA DUSE, ISIDORA DUNCAN, SARAH BERNHARDT,
J. M. BARRIE, F. R. BENSON, OSCAR ASCHE, HENRY
Fagan, Editor. W. Collins, London: 1923. 239 pp.
Many full-page turn-of-century theatrical photos.
Hardbound. Cover Very Good, edging yellowed.
Pages scissored open. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked
other than inscriptions 1st blank page.
||BERTOLT BRECHT: His
Life, His Art, and His Times. Frederic Ewen.
First Softbound Edition, 1969. 573 pp. Oversized
Softbound. Many BW photos, some full page. Cover
Good , some scuffing, small corner bends, edges
bit spotted and yellowed. Interior AS NEW,
Unmarked other than small inscrip. 1st blank
Cohen. Mayfield, 2nd Edition, 1988. 497 pp.
Profusely illustrated overview and analysis of
each theatrical period. Oversized softbound.
Cover Good , minor bend marks. Text AS NEW,
inscription 1st blank page, 4 paperclip
impressions, minor marks on front and TOC pages
AMERICAN PLAYS [Includes complete texts of
CHAYEFSKY, THE TENTH MAN; HANSBERRY, A RAISIN IN
THE SUN; HELLMAN, TOYS IN THE ATTIC; LEVITT, THE
ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL]. Selected and with
Biographical Notes by Bennett Cerf. Vintage,
1961. 386 pp. Hardbound. Cover Very Fine.
Interior Fine, small watermarks 1st blank page,
text Unmarked, sm. inscription, 2" tear
bottom 1st blank page.
A play by Peter Nichols. 1981. 151 pp.Hardbnd.
PLAYWRIGHT AS THINKER: A Study of Drama in the
Modern World [WAGNER - IBSEN - SARTRE - BRECHT
analyses]. Eric Bentley. 1957. 314 pp. Softbound.
2" chip rear cover, otherwise Good. Interior
AS NEW, Unmarked. Small sticker title page.
A Contemporary Anthology [12 complete classic
plays including analyses: SOPHOCLES - SHAKESPEARE
- IBSEN - STRINDBERG - SHAW - PIRANDELLO - BRECHT
- ALBEE ]. Otto Reinert, Editor. 1964. 889 pp.
Oversized softbound. Cover rough, holds well,
taped. Interior Very Good , minor marking in few
places, some edge discoloration. Small
ON DIRECTING: A Source Book of the Modern Theatre
[25 great directors tell how a production is
made including STANISLAVSKY - KAZAN - BRECHT -
OLIVIER - CLURMAN ]. Toby Cole and Helen Chinoy,
Editors. 1963. 464 pp. Oversized softbound.
Illustrated with drawings. Cover Very Fine, edges
bit yellowed. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked, 3 small
SHAKESPEARE PLAYS: A Study Guide. [Analysis,
synopses, and approach to study of 6
Shakespearean classics]. Univ. of CA, 1980. 154
pp. Illustrated. Oversized softbound. Cover
Good , small bend and minor spotting. Interior AS
VOICES IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE [Complete texts of
WILLIAMS, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE; MILLER, DEATH
OF A SALESMAN; INGE, COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA;
AXELROD, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH; ANDERSON, TEA AND
SYMPATHY; WOUK, THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL].
Foreward by Brooks Atkinson. Modern Library,
1955. 559 pp. Hardbound. Cover Very Good, slight
bumping of corners. Interior Very Good ,
underlining on few pages, paperclip impressions,
small inscription 1st blank page.
PLAYS OF EUGENE O'NEILL [9 complete classic plays
including DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, ANNA CHRISTIE,
THE HAIRY APE, STRANGE INTERLUDE, THE ICEMAN
COMETH]. Introduction by Jose Quintero.
Doubleday, 1979. 822 pp. Hardbound. Cover Fine,
minor bumping, edge spotting, Interior AS NEW,
Unmarked. No inscription.
PORTABLE ARTHUR MILLER [Includes 4 plays, DEATH
OF A SALESMAN, THE CRUCIBLE, INCIDENT AT VICHY,
THE PRICE, and 4 short stories including THE
MISFITS both in story and screen scenario
versions]. Biography and foreward by Harold
Clurman. Viking, 1971. 565 pp. Hardbound. Cover
Good, binding very slightly loose. Interior has
few paperclip impressions, small inscription 1st
blank page, text Unmarked.
SHAKESPEARE: A Reader's Guide [Complete synopsis
and analysis of each play]. Alfred Harbage.
Noonday, 1963. 498 pp. Oversized softbound. Cover
Good, some chipping, minor corner bumping.
Interior AS NEW, Unmarked, pages yellowed due to
AMERICAN PLAYS IN DIGEST FORM: Complete Summaries
of 102 American Plays from the Beginnings to The
Present [From 1675 to 1960, each play analyzed by
Genre, Character Breakdowns, Synopses]. John
Lovell, Jr. Apollo, 1965. 452 pp. Oversized
softbound. Cover Very Good, slight scuffing to
edges. Interior Fine, text Unmarked, 4 pages
turned inward, small inscription 1st blank page.
The Structure of Action [Includes sections
"The Writer's Vision," "The
Process of Playwriting," "Problems in
Production "]. Sam Smiley. Prentice-Hall,
1971. 315 pp. Hardbound. Cover Fine, slight
bumping of corners, edges yellowed with age.
Interior Very Good , 1 paperclip impression,
minor marking on TOC pages, text Unmarked, small
inscription 1st blank page.
Tennessee Williams. Stated First Edition.
Includes more than 50 BW personal and production
photos. Doubleday, 1975. 264 pp. Hardbound. Cover
Very Fine, minute scuff to binding, age-toning to page edges. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked,
PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: A Collection of Plays for
Children [Includes JACK IN THE BEANSTALK, NICCOLO
AND NICCOLETTE, ANDROCLES AND THE LION and 17
more classics]. Selected by William B. Birner.
Anchorage, 1967. 1,154 pp. Hardbound. Cover Very
Good , minor bumping, edge spotting. Interior
Very Good, few minor pencilled marks, small
inscription 1st blank page.
ON THEATRE: The Development of an Aesthetic.
Translated from the German by John Willett. More
than 20 BW personal and production photos. Stated
First Edition. Hill and Wang, 1964. 294 pp.
Oversized softbound. Cover Good , minor scuffing
and bumped corners, edges yellowed. Interior Very
Good, some marginal markings, 4 clip impressions,
CHILD. A Play by Sam Shepard. 1979. 65 pp.
Hardbound. Cover Fine, slight scuffing, edges
yellowed. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked, small
inscription 1st blank page.
1. Foreward and Edited by Joseph Papp and Erika
COLLECTIBLE. Volume 1,
No. 1, New York Shakespeare Festival, November
1971. [Includes complete works by THE LIVING
THEATRE (THE LEGACY OF CAIN), THE OPEN THEATRE
(TERMINAL), ADRIENNE KENNEDY (SUN) and DAVID RABE
(THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL)]. Oversized
softbound. Cover Very Good, minor scuffing,
corner bumps. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked, no
DIALECTS: A Manual for Actors, Directors and
Writers. [More than 20 language dialects
phoneticized for English speakers). RARE
COLLECTIBLE. Lewis and
Marguerite Shalett Herman. First Edition. Theatre
Arts Books, 1943. 415 pp. Hardbound. Cover Very
Good, minor spotting on edges/binding. Interior
AS NEW, Unmarked.
AMERICAN PLAYS [Joseph Kesselring: ARSENIC AND
OLD LACE; Lillian Hellman: THE LITTLE FOXES;
Richard Nash: THE RAINMAKER; Thornton Wilder: OUR
TOWN; John Patrick: THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST
MOON; Robert Sherwood: THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT;
Rodgers and Hammerstein: THE KING AND I; Rod
Serling: REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT; Mary Chase:
HARVEY; Eugene O'Neill: THE HAIRY APE; Tennessee
Williams: THE GLASS MENAGERIE; Douglas Turner
Ward: DAY OF ABSENCE] Richard Corbin, Editor.
1972. 475 pp. Hardbound. Cover Very Fine, edges
slightly spotted. Interior Excellent, text
Unmarked. Inscriptions 1st blank page and rough
prologue page only.
PLAYS BY ARTHUR MILLER. [Includes complete texts
of ALL MY SONS; DEATH OF A SALESMAN; THE
CRUCIBLE; A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS; A VIEW FROM
THE BRIDGE; AFTER THE FALL; INCIDENT AT VICHY;
THE PRICE]. Introduction by Arthur Miller. Book
Club Edition. 1981. 721 pp. Hardbound. Cover
Fine, no dj. Page edges have slight age-toning. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked.
THEATRE: Play Production for the Child Audience.
Jed Davis and Mary Watkins. Harper & Row,
1960. 416 pp. Hardbound. Cover Fine, some
spotting on page edges. Interior Very Good, minor
pencil marks on few pages and TOC. Inscribed.
SHORT VIEW OF THE ELIZABETHAN THEATRE: Together
with some account of its principal playwrights
and the conditions under which it was produced
[Includes "Actors and Theatres;"
"The Henslowe Group;" "Jacobean
Tragedy "]. Thomas Parrott and Robert Ball.
Scribner's, 1958. Oversized Softbound. 311 pp.
Cover Good, minor scuffing and corner bumps.
Interior Excellent, text Unmarked, slightly
yellowed. Inscription inside front cover.
ACTING. Laurence Olivier. First American Edition.
Simon and Schuster, 1986. Many BW production
photos. 397 pp. Hardbound in Very Fine AS NEW
Dustjacket. Bound Cover Very Good, small bleach
spots. Interior Pristine, text Unmarked.
Inscription and small sticker title page.
THE NATURAL VOICE. Kristin Linklater. Stated
First Edition, Third Printing. Drama Book
Specialists, 1976. Hardbound. Cover Good , corner
bumping and 1/2" binding tear. Interior
Excellent, 2 small paperclip impressions and
marginal pencil notes. Inscription 1st blank
SHAKESPEARE. Bertram Joseph (former director: Shakespeare
Festival, Stratford-on-Avon., England and Chair of Theatre
Arts; Queens College; NYC. Theatre Arts Books,
1960. Second Edition. 199 pp. Oversized
Softbound. Cover Very Good, slight scuffing, page
edges yellowed. Interior AS NEW, Unmarked.
Everything the Actor Needs to Know to Get The
Part. Michael Shurtleff. Walker, 1978. 187 pp.
Hardbound. Cover Tight but discolored, evidence
of water staining (no damage to pages or
binding). Top corner has transparent 2.5"
circled waterstain throughout. Text unmarked.
Good reading copy. Inscribed.
UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS. Linda Seger. Holt,
1990. 237 pp. Hardbound. Cover Very Fine,
Interior Fine, few minor underlines. Small
inscription/note first blank page.
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