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Theatrical History

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Theatrical History

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Noises On and Off - 75 Years of the Loft Theatre, Royal Leamington Spa, Fenner, Dorothy
Noises On and Off - 75 Years of the Loft Theatre, Royal Leamington Spa

"By Their Majesties' Command" - The House of Hanover at the London Theatres, 1714-1800, Pedicord, Harry William
"By Their Majesties' Command" - The House of Hanover at the London Theatres, 1714-1800

Drama in Gloucestershire (the Cotswold Country) - Some account of its development from the earliest times till to-day., Hannam-Clark, Theodore
Drama in Gloucestershire (the Cotswold Country) - Some account of its development from the earliest times till to-day.

British Drama, Nicoll, Allardyce ;   Trewin, J.C.
British Drama

OUDS - A Centenary History of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, Carpenter, Humphrey
OUDS - A Centenary History of the Oxford University Dramatic Society

The Footlights Flickered, MacQueen-Pope, W.
The Footlights Flickered

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Pope, W.J. MacQueen
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Adventure in Repertory - Northampton Repertory Theatre 1927-48, Dyas, Aubrey ;   Priestley, J.B.
Adventure in Repertory - Northampton Repertory Theatre 1927-48

 

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1 Ego 8 - Even More of the Autobiography of James Agate
Agate, James. George G. Harrap, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 232mm x 160mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 323+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is a wartime production but does not feel flimsy. Corners bumped, block edges worn from handling, else clean and tight and protected with plastic film. Diaries for the year 1944 of one of London's most eminent theatrical critics, with 16 photographic plates. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Agate, Ego, theatre, 1944. 14258

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2 Ego 9 - Concluding the Autobiography of James Agate
Agate, James. George G. Harrap, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 232mm x 160mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 352+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book is an austerity production but does not feel unduly flimsy, though binding a little weak. Corners bumped, block edges worn from handling with foxing, else clean and tight and protected with plastic film. The final volume of diary-memoirs of one of London's most eminent theatrical critics, covering 1946 and up to his death in June1947, with 16 photographic plates. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Agate, theatre, London, stage. 14259

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3 Those Were the Nights
Agate, James. Hutchinson, London, Hardback, 218mm x 140mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , xi prelims, 145+40pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped but clean, block edges grubby but pages also clean save for differential fading to half-title and rear endpaper. No date or edition stated but this is likely a later 1940s publication of Agate writings about the late Victorian and Edwardian theatre. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: theatre, terry, Shaw, Irving. 11087

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4 The Player's Library - the Catalogue of the Library of the British Drama League
Boas, Frederick S.. Faber & Faber, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 1115pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Ex-school library. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, attachment of front board loose and damaged, pages well-thumbed but clean and unmarked save for occasional library stamps. Reference guide to plays and playwrights. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Plays, playwrights, drama, reference This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8610

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A Brighter Sunshine - A Hundred Years of the Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre, Campbell, Donald
5 A Brighter Sunshine - A Hundred Years of the Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre
Campbell, Donald. Polygon, Edinburgh, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 231mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Inscribed by author. Book is not new and has been read but still bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some evidence of handling, indentations on laminate finish and some edgewear. History of a major Scottish theatre and key venue of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Edinburgh, Lyceum, Festival. 596

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OUDS - A Centenary History of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, Carpenter, Humphrey
6 OUDS - A Centenary History of the Oxford University Dramatic Society
Carpenter, Humphrey. OUP, Oxford, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 227+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Just a little grubby on top block edge. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Excellent history of a hundred years of dramatic productions by Oxford students, many of whom went on to great careers on stage and on screen. Prologue by Robert Robinson. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Oxford, drama, Gielgud, Burton. 11179

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Adventure in Repertory - Northampton Repertory Theatre 1927-48, Dyas, Aubrey ;   Priestley, J.B.
7 Adventure in Repertory - Northampton Repertory Theatre 1927-48
Dyas, Aubrey ; Priestley, J.B.. Northampton Repertory Players, Northampton, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Spine bumped, some faint marking to top of front board, boards otherwise clean. Block has been handled, edges dusty, otherwise clean and unmarked save for eight signatures on front endpaper - members of the Repertory company? Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear, chipping to edges and 4 sq cm of loss to top of rear. With a Foreword by Priestley, this is an account of 22 years of success as a provincial theatre company. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Northampton, Repertory, theatre. 6504

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Noises On and Off - 75 Years of the Loft Theatre, Royal Leamington Spa, Fenner, Dorothy
8 Noises On and Off - 75 Years of the Loft Theatre, Royal Leamington Spa
Fenner, Dorothy. Leamington Spa, Loft Theatre, 1999. first edition, Paperback, 296mm x 208mm , 72+38pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Large catalogue-style paperback is bright and clean with minimal wear. A celebration of 75 years of a fine provincial theatre, packed with production information and cast photographs. Foreword by Adrian Noble. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: theatre, provincial, wardrobe, performance. 15090

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Drama in Gloucestershire (the Cotswold Country) - Some account of its development from the earliest times till to-day., Hannam-Clark, Theodore
9 Drama in Gloucestershire (the Cotswold Country) - Some account of its development from the earliest times till to-day.
Hannam-Clark, Theodore. Minchin and Gibbs / Simpkin Marshall, Gloucester / London, 1928. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 240+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped with a little wear, block edges worn with some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Well-researched history of theatrical performance in a provincial English county. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Gloucester, theatre, Shakespeare, mummer. 13536

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10 Theatre 2
Hobson, Harold. Longmans, Green, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 237+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book is generally worn and a little grubby from handling, with tape residue (?) to inner front board and endpaper. The journal of an eminent theatrical writer covering the period January 1948 to July 1949. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: theatre, London, Stratford, Ivy. 11163

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11 Gaiety - Theatre of Enchantment
Macqueen-Pope, W.. W.H. Allen, London, 1949. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 498+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, minimal wear to block edges, corners a little bumped, base of spine grubby, else clean. Ephemeral cuttings from 1961. A comprehensive history of a famous London theatre. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Hoxton, Hollingshead, theatre, stage. 14172

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The Footlights Flickered, MacQueen-Pope, W.
12 The Footlights Flickered
MacQueen-Pope, W.. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1959. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 146mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled and block edges are a little grubby, but overall clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear around edges and colour fading to spine. The story of the (British) theatre of the 1920s, told at three decades' remove by a man steeped in the ways of the stage. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: theatre, Novello, Olivier, Lohr. 11158

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13 America Takes the Stage
Moody, Richard. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , x prelims, 322pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Ex-lib. Spine and boards faded and bumped. Romanticism in American Drama and Theatre 1750-1900. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Theatre, Romanticism, America. 3474

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British Drama, Nicoll, Allardyce ;   Trewin, J.C.
14 British Drama
Nicoll, Allardyce ; Trewin, J.C.. George G. Harrap, London, 1978. sixth edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, sixth edition, viii prelims, 311+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spine and boards bumped, book clean with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with light edgewear, colour faded with light at spine and edges. Sixth edition of Nicoll's classic 1925 guide to British theatrical production, latterly revised by Nicoll. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: stage, theatre, play, drama. 14222

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"By Their Majesties' Command" - The House of Hanover at the London Theatres, 1714-1800, Pedicord, Harry William
15 "By Their Majesties' Command" - The House of Hanover at the London Theatres, 1714-1800
Pedicord, Harry William. The Society for Theatre Research, London, 1991. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , xii prelims, 72pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with little or no wear. A reference calendar of command performances and other theatrical productions attended by the British Royal Family after the Hanoverian accession. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Georgian, Garrick, Drury, theatre. 13799

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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Pope, W.J. MacQueen
16 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Pope, W.J. MacQueen. W H Allen, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 218mm x 137mm decorated card boards over black cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 350+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Card boards bumped and worn, binding of front board loose, book generally aged and grubbty, block wobbly, but pages all clean. Three hundred years of theatre in the heart of London are here described in an entertaining narrative by Pope, with a Foreword by Ivor Novello. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Theatre, Drury, Siddons, Shakespeare. 7721

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British Theatrical Patents 1801-1900, Rees, Dr. Terence ;   Wilmore, Dr. David         (eds)
17 British Theatrical Patents 1801-1900
Rees, Dr. Terence ; Wilmore, Dr. David (eds). Society for Theatre Research, London, 1996. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 175mm decorated boards, xii prelims, 187pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Hardback has been handled but still clean and tight with no markings. A fine guide to patented innovations for the British 19th century stage, presented chronologically with diagram illustrations, offering original designs for trapdoors, stage machinery and such like. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: stage, scenery, machinery, theatre. 12767

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The Old Playgoer, Robson, William ;   Gittings, Robert
18 The Old Playgoer
Robson, William ; Gittings, Robert. Centaur Press, Woking & London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xx prelims, 252pp. Good +++/Good +++. Top of spine and board corners bumped. Dustwrapper is bumped at top of spine and board corners. Clean with little evidence of handling. Facsimile reprint of classic 1845 text describing the English theatre of Robson's time. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Robson, theatre, Siddons, Shakespeare. 3691

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19 Jonathan Dewhurst; The Lancashire Tragedian 1837-1913
Taylor, Philip ; Taylor, Susan. The Book Guild, Lewes, 2001. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 240pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fine/Fine. "Join Dewhurst's great-great nephew and his wife in a journey that begins in 1837 and charts the theatrical success of one of the great tragedians of his time, his personal joys and trials, and the world of theatre in the 19th Century. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Theate, Theatrical history. 1873

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20 The Theatre Since 1900
Trewin, J.C.. Andrew Dakers, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 339pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Ex-lib. Spine and boards clean. Block tight and solid with just a little dusting on top. Very faint pinpoint foxing to edge opposite spine. Decade-by-decade history of the British stage 1900-1950. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Theatre, London, West End. 3823

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21 Theatre of Two Decades
Williamson, Audrey. Rockliff, London, 1961. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 391pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. School prize sticker on front endpaper. Top of spine and boards bumped, spine a little creased. English theatre from the 1920s to the 1940s reviewed in an attractive and engaging narrative. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Theatre, Shaw, Gielgud, Repertory. 3686

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The Theatre of Marvels, Winter, Marian Hannah
22 The Theatre of Marvels
Winter, Marian Hannah. Benjamin Blom, Inc., New York, 1964. first thus, Hardback, 30cm x 22cm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 208+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and boards just a little bumped and scuffed, block edges dusty and grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean and book overall sturdy and impressive. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general wear and grubbiness with some light staining also, yet still presentable as a classic volume, with protection. Winter's superbly illustrated history of the early 19th century fusion of performing arts known as the Theatre of Marvels, in English translation by Charles Meldon with a Preface by Marcel Marceau. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Jean Aumer, Jules Perrot, Marvels This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction. 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.. 870

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