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Dramatic Arts

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Ringmaster - My Year on the Road with "The Greatest Show on Earth", Antekeier, Kristopher ;   Aunupu, Greg
Ringmaster - My Year on the Road with "The Greatest Show on Earth"

Poor Clown, Rivel, Charlie ;   Lauritzen, J.C.
Poor Clown

The Clown, Kern, Alfred
The Clown

The Jester and the Court, Robey, Edward
The Jester and the Court

The High Room - a biography of Edward Sheldon, Barnes, Eric Wollencott
The High Room - a biography of Edward Sheldon

The Church and the Stage - The Early History of the Actors' Church Union, Hole, Donald
The Church and the Stage - The Early History of the Actors' Church Union

My Love Affair with a Theatre, Salberg, Derek
My Love Affair with a Theatre

The Gaiety Years, Hyman, Alan
The Gaiety Years

 

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1 The Life of Mr. James Quin Comedian With the history of the stage from his commencing actor to his retreat to Bath...
,. Reader, London, 1887. first thus, Hardback, 200mm x 132mm maroon cloth boards, 107pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book (now protected) is old, with ragged edges, some fading to spine and adjacent. Block edges grubby but pages basically clean, if a little darkened with age. Reprint of 1766 text presenting the life of a great figure of the English stage. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Quin, comedian, Garrick, London. 6370

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2 Buzz, Buzz! Essays of the Theatre
Agate, Captain James E.. Collins, London, Hardback, 202mm x 134mm light blue cloth boards, xviii prelims, 234pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Ex-lib, with sticker on rear inner board, also private library sticker on inner front board. Book is much read, spine and boards bumped and grubby, title sticker faded. Binding loose, block edges grubby, foxing to inner edges of inner boards and opening pages. No date or edition stated but introduction dated 1917 and publication surely not long afterwards of this collection of theatre reviews, mostly from the Manchester Guardian. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, Agate, Guardian, Bernhardt. 6485

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3 These Were Actors - Extracts from a Newspaper Cutting Book 1811-1833
Agate, James (ed). Hutchinson, London, Hardback, 223mm x 138mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 150+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. No d/w. Spine and boards fainbtly grubby in places. Block darkened, edges grubby with light foxing, also to endpapers. Foyles sticker on inner front board. Review of late Georgian theatre in London drawing on contemporary reports. No publication date or edition stated but in author introduction dated 1943. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, London, Siddons, Kean. 6479

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Ringmaster - My Year on the Road with "The Greatest Show on Earth", Antekeier, Kristopher ;   Aunupu, Greg
4 Ringmaster - My Year on the Road with "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Antekeier, Kristopher ; Aunupu, Greg. E.P Dutton, New York, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm yellow and red card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 207+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Spine a little bumped, book basically clean with 2002 author inscription covering front endpaper. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Colour fading to spine and adjacent front. Marvellous account of the year 1986 on the road as Ringmaster of the legendary Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: circus, ringmaster, acrobat, Gebel. 11043

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English Drama - Forms and Development, Axton, Marie ;   Williams, Raymond         (eds)
5 English Drama - Forms and Development
Axton, Marie ; Williams, Raymond (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 263pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +. Owners inscription. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is in very good condition apart from spine having faded through light exposure. Some evidence of handling of rear. Ten original essays on English drama in Tudor times by members of the Cambridge English faculty. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, Tudor, Jonson. 6374

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The High Room - a biography of Edward Sheldon, Barnes, Eric Wollencott
6 The High Room - a biography of Edward Sheldon
Barnes, Eric Wollencott. W.H. Allen, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 286pp. Good/. Owners inscription. Spine and boards a little bumped but clean, block also clean save for some dusty edges. No markings, binding good. Dustwrapper (now protceted) has some shelfwear with chipping to edges. Amazing story of a blind and paralyzed playwright, with an introduction by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Sheldon, theatre, Romance. 6497

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A Scolar Press Facsimile - The Double-Dealer, Congreve, William ;   Barton, Anne
7 A Scolar Press Facsimile - The Double-Dealer
Congreve, William ; Barton, Anne. Scolar Press, Ilkley, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 25cm x 17cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 80+pp. Good/Good. Block is very good - with pages clean and unmarked, save for a single small stain to dusty top block edge. Spine bumped, some fading/discolouring along top edge of front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with chipping loss along top edges, some surface loss/fading also on rear. Facsimile reprint of Congreve's second comedy, first published in 1694. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Congreve, Double-dealer, quarto. 6353

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Small Stage Properties and Furniture, Cookson, Mrs. Nesfield
8 Small Stage Properties and Furniture
Cookson, Mrs. Nesfield. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1934. first edition, Hardback, 188mm x 126mm orange cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 118pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been read. Spine and boards a little bumped, three fox-like spots on front inner board. Pages clean if a little darkened with age, top edge of block dusty. Dustwrapper has light shellfwear, small stain to front, but better than fair condition given age. Front flap clipped. Illustrated guide to stage furnishing for amateur theatre producers. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Amateur, theatre, stage, properties. 6454

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Their Majesties' Servants - Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean - Actors, Authors, Audiences, Doran (F.S.A.), Dr.
9 Their Majesties' Servants - Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean - Actors, Authors, Audiences
Doran (F.S.A.), Dr.. John C. Nimmo, London, 1897. second edition, Hardback, 209mm x 139mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 459+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, some faint discolouring here and there, spine darkened with surface chipped at top. Block shows some evidence of handling but basically clean, though edges ragged as cut. Originally published in 1863, this is a later print of the 1865 "People's Edition" of Dr. Doran's fine history of the English stage. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, England, Shakespeare, Siddons This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 804

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Indirect Journey, Hobson, Harold
10 Indirect Journey
Hobson, Harold. Quality Book Club, London, 1978. first thus, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 280+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Base of spine bumped, block just a little tanned around edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled but clean save for some small sticker residue on front. Minimal wear. Autobiography of a Yorkshireman of humble stock who rose to become Drama Critic of The Times. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Hobson, theatre, Times, miner. 6373

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The Church and the Stage - The Early History of the Actors' Church Union, Hole, Donald
11 The Church and the Stage - The Early History of the Actors' Church Union
Hole, Donald. Faith Press, London, 1934. first edition, Paperback, 184mm x 123mm , 130pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is in notably good condition for a paperback of its age. Yes, spine is a little faded and creased, and block is darkened with top edge dusty, but book is basically square, with good binding, no curling and pages clean. Account of the historical relationship between the church and the stage in England, and how it led to the late Victorian formation of the Actors' Church Union. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Church, theatre, England, actor. 6484

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Mr. Home pronounced Hume - An autobiography, Home, William Douglas
12 Mr. Home pronounced Hume - An autobiography
Home, William Douglas. Collins, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 218pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Spine bumped and faded at extremities. Block edges a little dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Spine bumped with single 3mm tear to top of spine. Memoirs of well-connected British aristocrat and brother of Prime Minister, including account of his spell in prison and his career in the theatre. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Home, Hirsel, Wormwood Scrubs, Barabbas. 3741

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The Gaiety Years, Hyman, Alan
13 The Gaiety Years
Hyman, Alan. Cassell, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 141mm light brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 230+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Base edge of spine and borads faded, some during to top edge of block, else clean and unmarked. Binding good. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Minimal wear. The story of a great London theatre which stood at the centre of a great theatrical age. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: London, Gaiety, Terry, Hollingshead. 6481

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14 Further Records 1848-1883, A Series of Letters
Kemble, Frances Anne. Richard Bentley, London, 1890. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix, viii prelims, 323, 280pp. Good/NoWrapper. Private library stickers "Harry W Kinney" on front inner boards. Books now protected with clear plastic film. Spines and boards bumped and scuffed. Blocks are a little tanned to block edges and page edges. Follow-up collection to "Record of a Girlhood" & "Records of Later Life" by legendary British actress Frances "Fanny" Kemble. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Kemble, Fanny, theatre, Victorian. 4378

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The Clown, Kern, Alfred
15 The Clown
Kern, Alfred. Collins, London, 1960. first thus, Hardback, 217mm x 146mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 512pp. Good/Fair. Book has been well read - spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby with some foxing, differential fading to endpapers, retailer sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges, also grubby from handling, front flap clipped. Marvellous novel set in the world of the travelling circus in pre-WW1 Europe, telling the tale of Hans the clown. English translation by Gerard Hopkins from the French of the 1957 first edition. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: circus, ringmaster, clown, Czar. 11040

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The Cornerstones - A Conversation in Elysium, Linklater, Eric
16 The Cornerstones - A Conversation in Elysium
Linklater, Eric. Macmillan, London, 1941. first edition, Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 85pp. plus advertisments,Good/Good. Tight and solid. Some foxing to block edges, also to top of front board. Boards and spine have a line or darkening along top. Dustwrapper is a little darkened, spine notably so, with some light marking, but basically intact. Text for dramatic presentation of Lenin, Confucius, Lincoln and a young airman discussing weighty issues in the Elysian Fields. No edition stated but likley 1941 first edition. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Linklater, Cornerstones, lenin. 4360

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17 The Social Mode of Restoration Comedy
Lynch, Kathleen M.. Macmillan, New York, 1926. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 242pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, plus advertisments,Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. No d/w. Spine and boards impressively bright and clean save for just a little smudging visible in certain light only. Block tanned around edges, pencil underlinings throughout. Scholarly review of a significant period in the history of the English stage. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Restoration, comedy, Congreve. 6375

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Happy as Larry, MacDonagh, Donagh
18 Happy as Larry
MacDonagh, Donagh. Maurice Fridberg, Dublin & London, 1946. first edition, Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 81pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Francis Rose. Fair/Less than good. Inscribed by author. Boards a little grubby. Block edges also grubby with some foxing. Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is basically unmarked and clean, but has extensive loss to spine and both top and bottom edges. Book of MacDonagh's hit post-war ballad opera. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: MacDonagh, Larry, Dublin. 4361

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19 Peter Shaffer Theatre and Drama
MacMurraugh-Kavanagh, Madeleine. Macmillan, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 167pp. plus index, Near Fine/Near Fine. Gift Inscription. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1965

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20 First Plays
Milne, A.A.. Chatto & Windus, London, 1921. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, xii prelims, 222pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and solid, text basically clean, but right and bottom edges are ragged, where pages have been cut, Some foxing to edges and occasionally to pages. Differential fading to endpapers, title sticker on spine mostly faded away. Five plays by Milne including Wurzel-Flummery and Belinda Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Milne, plays, lucky, feathers. 4364

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Poor Clown, Rivel, Charlie ;   Lauritzen, J.C.
21 Poor Clown
Rivel, Charlie ; Lauritzen, J.C.. Michael Joseph, London, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 272+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read and block edges are dusty but overall clean and tight. Dustwrapper has some light edgewear and evidence of handling, front flap clipped. In English translation by Ursula Hoare from the first Danish edition of 1971, these are the memories of an old man who was born into the circus and spent his life as a big top performer - indeed, one of the most famous of all circus stars in pre-WW2 Europe. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: circus, Grock, acrobat, clown. 11042

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The Jester and the Court, Robey, Edward
22 The Jester and the Court
Robey, Edward. William Kimber, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 191+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block is tanned around edges, book otherwise tight, clean and solid. Dustwrapper (now protected) has only minimal wear. An eminent member of the legal profession recalls the life of his father - a performer in music hall - revealing subtle parallels between two very different professional lives. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Music hall, law, magistrate, comedy. 6503

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English Drama from Early Times to the Elizabethans, Rossiter (M.A.), A.P.
23 English Drama from Early Times to the Elizabethans
Rossiter (M.A.), A.P.. Hutchinson University Library, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 157mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. plus index, Good/Fair. Spine bumped, boards clean, pages also clean, if a little darkened with age, save for some dusting and foxing to edges. Differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening and wear, with some loss to spine and adjacent top rear, also some patches of staining. But overall impression, with protection, is still good, and book is still quite presentable. Scholarly ontline of how a native drama blossomed in England, to reach its full flowering in Shakespeare. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: England, drama, play, stage. 6354

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My Love Affair with a Theatre, Salberg, Derek
24 My Love Affair with a Theatre
Salberg, Derek. Cortney Publications, Luton, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 144mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 232pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read. Block edges a little grubby from handling, pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, spine a little faded. The story of how Birmingham's Alexandra theatre emerged from provincial obscurity to national eminence. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Birmingham. Theatre, Alexandra. 6483

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25 Theatre World Annual (London) - A Pictorial Review of West End Productions with a record of Plays and Players - Number 8, 1st June 1956 - 31st May 1957
Stephens, Frances. Rockliff, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. No d/w. Spine and boards clean save for somw ehite marking/fading to edges, block also clean except for edges which have some faint foxing on top and a couple of stains. Block is also a little wobbly in places. Record of a year on the West End stage. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: London, theatre, stage, Osborne. 6433

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26 Plays of the Year Special - Elizabeth R
Trewin, J C (ed). Paul Elek, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 537pp. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Ex-lib with stamp and markings to credit page. Front endpaper removed. Tight and solid, block edges a little darkened, spine a little bumped, has catalogue number in white ink. Text of the six television plays which told the life of Queen Elizabeth, as memorably portrayed by Glenda Jackson, with production photographs. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Television, Elizabeth, Jackson. 4357

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The Inn at the End of the World and other Plays of the Nativity, Whitehouse, J. Howard
27 The Inn at the End of the World and other Plays of the Nativity
Whitehouse, J. Howard. OUP - Humphrey Milford, London, 1936. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, XII prelims, 133pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Foxing to right edge of block also affecting some pages, top edge of block grubby. Boards and spine clean, just a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general foxing, some shelfwear with chipped corners and 1 sq cm of loss at top of spine, with similar loss to base of rear. Four Christmas plays written by the Warden of Bembridge School, in collaboration with John C R Cook, Donald E Sutcliffe and P Alec Cook, for performance at school. b/w plate illustrations by unspecified artist. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Nativity, Christmas, Bembridge. 4372

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