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The Birthday Party and other plays, Pinter, Harold
The Birthday Party and other plays

The Malcontent, Marston, John ;   Hunter, George K.        (ed)
The Malcontent

Doctor Faustus, Marlowe, Christopher ;   Jump, John D.        (ed)
Doctor Faustus

Hassan - A Play in Five Acts, Flecker, James Elroy
Hassan - A Play in Five Acts

The Winter Garden - Four Dramatic Pieces, Galsworthy, John
The Winter Garden - Four Dramatic Pieces

A Doll's House, Ibsen, Henrik
A Doll's House

Look Back in Anger - A Play in Three Acts, Osborne, John
Look Back in Anger - A Play in Three Acts

A Slight Ache and Other Plays, Pinter, Harold
A Slight Ache and Other Plays

 

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1 George Farquhar
Archer, William. Ernest Benn, London, 1949. first edition, Hardback, 191mm x 128mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 456pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Boards clean, spine colour faded with some small marks. Block edges a little dusty, pages otherwise clean also with a hint of foxing to endpaper edges. Excellent Mermaid collection of four comedies by Farquhar - including The Recruiting Officer - edited with a lengthy Introduction by Archer. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: mermaid, constant, stratagem. 11173

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Plays by Tom Taylor, Banham, Martin             (ed)
2 Plays by Tom Taylor
Banham, Martin (ed). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985. first edition, Paperback, 8vo white , viii prelims, 231pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Some light marking to block edge, else clean and bright with little or no wear or handling. Also three line marks to base. Part of the "British and American Playwrights" series, this is a scholarly introduction to the dramatic work of a Victorian man of the theatre, including texts of four of Taylor's plays - "Still Waters Run Deep", "The Contested Election", "The Overland Route" and "The Ticket of Leave Man." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Taylor, plays, election, overland. 3033

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Life is a Dream and other Spanish classics, Bentley, Eric             (ed)
3 Life is a Dream and other Spanish classics
Bentley, Eric (ed). Applause, New York, 2002. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 135mm , vi prelims, 297pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and bright with no creasing. Price sticker on rear. Volume Two in Eric Bentley's Dramatic Repertoire series offers English text for four classic Spanish dramas, iincluding Cervantes 'The Siege of Numantia,' in translation by Roy Campbell. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Spain, Cortes, Vega, Seville. 13281

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The Wakefield Pageants in the Towneley Cycle, Cawley, A.C.             (ed)
4 The Wakefield Pageants in the Towneley Cycle
Cawley, A.C. (ed). Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , xxxix prelims, 187pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Spine colour faded, some tiny light marks to front board, sticker residue on inner front board. Pencil underlinings in places, top block edge dusty, book otherwise clean and tight. Collection of late medieval religious pageant plays, with glossary and scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Medieval English Drama, Theatre. 138

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The Eagle Has Two Heads, Cocteau, Jean ;   Duncan, Ronald
5 The Eagle Has Two Heads
Cocteau, Jean ; Duncan, Ronald. Vision, London, 1948. first thus, Hardback, 186mm x 124mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 141pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book feels like a post-war production, exterior worn and scuffed with spine titles faded, binding weak and exposed in places but pages clean and unmarked. First UK edition of Duncan's English adaptation (not translation) of Cocteau's enigmatic French drama. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Queen, Stanislaw, drama, avant-garde. 13170

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The Boys in the Band, Crowley, Mart
6 The Boys in the Band
Crowley, Mart. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 208mm x 140mm green cloth boards, coloured titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 182pp. Reading copy only/Good +. Front endpaper removed, book in otherwise Good+++ condition - has been handled over years but still clean and tight. Dustwrapper laminate finish has lifted in places, front flap double clipped with price sticker, some light wear to edges. Early print of text for a pioneering work of modern American gay theatre. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: gay, counter-culture, avant-garde, critical. 13193

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Adam's Opera, Dane, Clemence
7 Adam's Opera
Dane, Clemence. William Heinemann, London, 1928. first edition, Hardback, 203mm x 133mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 135pp. Good +/NoWrapper. No d/w. Sticker on inner front board "from the private library of J B Priestley." Spine and boards bumped but basically clean and unmarked. Differential fading to endpapers, block otherwise clean. Final page is still uncut, though block edges are not ragged. First Edition of the Text of a Play by Dane which was set to music by Richard Addinsell and first performed at the Old Vic in December 1928. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Adam, Opera, Dane. 6907

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Plays by H.J. Byron, Davis, Jim             (ed)
8 Plays by H.J. Byron
Davis, Jim (ed). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984. first edition, Paperback, 8vo white , xi prelims, 222pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Clean and bright, with little evidence of handling save for a small light crease to bottom front corne. Covers and spine have yellowed/browned with light exposure but evenly and not unattractively. Also three line marks to base. Part of the "British and American Playwrights" series, this is a scholarly introduction to the works of a neglected English dramatist of the mid-Victorian period, featuring the texts of plays "The Babes in the Wood", "The Lancashire Lass", "Our Boys" and "The Gaiety Gulliver." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: HJ Byron, plays, Gulliver. 3034

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9 Murder in the Cathedral
Eliot, T.S.. Faber & Faber, London, 1953. fourth edition, Hardback, 207mm x 138mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, fourth edition, 19th impression, , 88pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book has been well reed, light wear to edges, handful of notes in ink and pencil, light foxing to top block edge only, else clean. Later print of the fourth edition of Eliot's classic historial drama concerning the political murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Becket, Canterbury, Henry, martyr. 13210

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The Cocktail Party, Eliot, T.S.
10 The Cocktail Party
Eliot, T.S.. Faber & Faber, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 167pp. Fair/Fair. Exterior is bumped and faded around edges, block edges worn from handling, some bowing of boards. Feels like an austerity product, though not stated to be such. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges with some loss. Early print of Eliot comedy drama, with text revised from the original Edinburgh production of 1949. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: comedy, London, Lavinia. 15174

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Hassan - A Play in Five Acts, Flecker, James Elroy
11 Hassan - A Play in Five Acts
Flecker, James Elroy. William Heinemann, London, 1923. first edition, Hardback, 192mm x 125mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , 183pp. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior nice and clean, binding tight, but book has heavy foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages. Text for a play by Flecker being "The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and how he came to make the Golden Journey to Samarkand." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: legend, East. Haroun. 15628

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The Winter Garden - Four Dramatic Pieces, Galsworthy, John
12 The Winter Garden - Four Dramatic Pieces
Galsworthy, John. Duckworth, London, 1935. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 103pp. Good/Fair. Book has been well read, light wear from handling, block edges grubby with some foxing. Dustwrapper is worn and tanned with some fraying at edges, tear to top front. Four dramatic works by Galsworthy with a Foreword by his widow. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Escape, Eggs, Similes. 15627

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Plays Volume One - Judith - Tiger at the Gates - Duel of Angels, Giraudoux, Jean
13 Plays Volume One - Judith - Tiger at the Gates - Duel of Angels
Giraudoux, Jean. Methuen, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 208mm x 130mm turquoise cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 214pp. Very Good/Good +. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is a little worn by age and handling, with some light fraying to edges, but still presentable. Three plays by a late-blooming French dramatist, in English translation by Christopher Fry with an Introduction by Harold Clurman. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: drama, Europe, drama, stage. 14300

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14 Little Plays of St. Francis - A Dramatic Cycle from the Life and Legend of St. Francis of Assisi
Housman, Laurence. Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1922. first edition, Hardback, 195mm x 130mm brown cloth boards, xxii prelims, 287pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, exterior grubby with age, block edges ragged with foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Three Housman plays inspires by St. Francis, with a Preface by H. Granville-Barker. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Assisi, friar, foregoing, saint. 15625

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A Doll's House, Ibsen, Henrik
15 A Doll's House
Ibsen, Henrik. Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1965. first thus, Hardback, 190mm x 114mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 142pp. Good +++/Good. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has some wear to edges, generally grubby from handling. Michael Meyer's English translation from the Norwegian of Ibsen's most famous play, with much introductory matter and a history of English productions of the play. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: female, Nora, domestic, sexism. 15626

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16 Peer Gynt - A Dramatic Poem
Ibsen, Henrik. Walter Scott, London and Felling-on-Tyne, Hardback, 190mm x 124mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxii prelims, 287+pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book has been rebound - exterior now bumped at corners with spine faded, block edges a little darkened by age, some pencil marks and highlights to pages, foxing to opening/closing pages,else clean. Undated but likely c.1890 authorised English translation by William and Charles Archer of Ibsen's memorable Norwegian poetic drama. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Norway, Solveig, Grieg. 13227

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17 Plays - Volume I
Ionesco, Eugene. John Calder, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 136mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 150pp. Good/NoWrapper. Fading to spine and board edges, half-title and final page darkened, block edges also darkened by age, else clean and tight. Four plays by Ionesco - "The Lesson," "The Chairs," "The Bald Prima Donna" and "Jacques or Obedience" in English translation by Donald Watson. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: avant-garde, fringe, theatre, Romania. 13233

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Plays - Volume IV, Ionesco, Eugene
18 Plays - Volume IV
Ionesco, Eugene. John Calder, London, 1960. first thus, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 141pp. Reading copy only/Good +. Front endpaper has been removed. Book in otherwise Good+ condition - clean and tight save for some grubbiness to top block edge, spine faded at edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some surface wear and chipping at edges, with partial loss at top of spine. Text for three Ionesco stage dramas - "Rhinoceros," "The Leader" and "The Future is in Eggs" in English translation by Derek Prouse. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: avant-garde, theatre, absurd, Beckett. 13226

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Plays - Volume V, Ionesco, Eugene
19 Plays - Volume V
Ionesco, Eugene. John Calder, London, 1963. first thus, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 113pp. Good +/Good. Previous owner's name. Spine and board edges fade, block edges grubby and a little marked in places, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipping and creasing around edges, also worn from handling but still good, with protection. Text for three Ionesco stage dramas - "Exit the King," "Foursome" and "The Motor Show" in English translation by Donald Watson. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: avant-garde, theatre, absurd, Beckett. 13225

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20 Eighteenth-Century Plays
Johnson, Samuel et al. J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, London / New York, 1946. Hardback, 174mm x 110mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxviii prelims, 408pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read over years, now worn and a little faded on outside, pages clean. Later reprint of 1928 Everyman's anthology of 18th century dramatic works by Johnson, Addison, Rowe and other greats of the age. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Garrick, Fielding, Gay, theatre. 14844

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Five Plays, Kaiser, Georg
21 Five Plays
Kaiser, Georg. Calder & Boyars, London, 1971. first thus, Paperback, 204mm x 134mm , 272pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Price inscription. Paperback has been handled but overall clean and tight. Top rear corner clipped, bottom block edge a little dusty. Volume in German Expressionism series offers five Kaiser plays from 1916-1920 in new English translations by B.J. Kenworthy, Rex Last and J.M. Ritchie, including the first-ever English version of "The Burghers of Calais." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Midnight, Calais, Coral, Gas. 13235

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22 The Miracle of Saint Anthony
Maeterlinck, Maurice. Methuen, London, 1918. first thus, Hardback, 175mm x 113mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vi prelims, 78pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, spine faded, boards bowed outwards. Block edges dusty and ragged where cut. Some foxing also to edges. Originally publsihed in French in 1904, this is the first English edition of Maeterlinck's Flemish drama, in translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Anthony, Maeterlinck, Flanders. 6932

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Doctor Faustus, Marlowe, Christopher ;   Jump, John D.        (ed)
23 Doctor Faustus
Marlowe, Christopher ; Jump, John D. (ed). Methuen, London, 1968. first thus, Paperback, 203mm x 130mm , lxiii prelims, 144pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read over years, spine now creased and light wear from handling but clean and unmarked overall. Volume from "Revels Plays" series offers a scholarly presentation of Marlowe's play, with notes, variant readings and a lengthy Introduction. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Marlowe, authorship, Mephistopheles. 15717

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The Malcontent, Marston, John ;   Hunter, George K.        (ed)
24 The Malcontent
Marston, John ; Hunter, George K. (ed). Methuen, London, 1975. first thus, Hardback, 196mm x 130mm , lxxxv prelims, 171pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been read over years, spine now creased and light wear from handling, fading to spine and adjacent areas, some pencil notes and highlights. Volume from "Revels Plays" series offers a scholarly presentation of Marston's celebrated Elizabethan play, with annotations and a lengthy Introduction. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Elizabethan, Shakepseare, text, Burbage. 15718

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Women Beware Women, Middleton, Thomas ;   Mulryne, J.R.
25 Women Beware Women
Middleton, Thomas ; Mulryne, J.R.. Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1975. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , lxxix prelims, 201pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled with some edgewear, spine colour faded, small patch of stains to bottom right block edge, pages have some light pencil highlights and notes. Sticker on rear. Revels Plays edition of Middleton's 1657 play, intended as an OU set text with substantial Introduction and scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Commonwealth, sexes, manners, comedy. 13247

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The Changeling, Middleton, Thomas ;   Rowley, William ;      Bawcutt N.W.  (ed)
26 The Changeling
Middleton, Thomas ; Rowley, William ; Bawcutt N.W. (ed). Methuen, London, 1961. first edition, Hardback, 203mm x 135mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , lxviii prelims, 140pp. Good +/Fair. Book has been handled over years, base of spine bumped, some pencil highlights and notes, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has spine faded and torn at top end, otherwise good condition with light edgewear only. First reprint with additions of 1958 Revels Plays edition of Middleton and Rowley's 1653 comedy, with a lengthy Introduction, glossary and scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Commonwealth, comedy, quarto, revels. 13246

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The Revenger's Tragedy, Middleton, Thomas ;   Tourneur, Cyril ;      Foakes R.A.  (ed)
27 The Revenger's Tragedy
Middleton, Thomas ; Tourneur, Cyril ; Foakes R.A. (ed). Manchester University Press, Manchester & New York, 1996. first edition, Paperback, 197mm x 130mm , 137pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear, isolated pencil highlights. Revels Student Edition of 1607 play with new Introduction and scholarly apparatus by Foakes. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Jacobean, justice, murder. 15173

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28 The Flashing Stream - A Play
Morgan, Charles. Macmillan, London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , xxi prelims, 264pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read - spine and boards bumped, block edges a little grubby from handling, else clean and tight. Pre-war naval drama by Morgan with Foreword and a 21-page essay "On Singleness of Mind." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: drama, Navy, Atlantic. 13245

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29 Jean Racine - Five Plays, Translated into English Verse.
Muir, Kenneth. Macgibbon & Kee, 1960. Hardback, 190mm x 114mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxviii prelims, 288pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, light wear to block edges, clean overall. English text of five seventeenth-century plays by Racine, translated from the French with an Introduction by Muir. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: drama, Andromache, Britannicus, Phaedra. 15175

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30 The Star Turns Red
O'Casey, Sean. Macmillan, London, 1940. first edition, Hardback, 202mm x132mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 184pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine faded, but clean with little wear like boards. Block edges dusty but pages clean save for differential fading to endpapers, binding good. Politically-charged allegorical drama by the first significant Irish socialist dramatist. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: O'Casey, Communism, Saffron, Bethlehem. 6931

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