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Stage by Stage - The Making of the Theatre Museum, Rogers, Jean Scott;   Sinden, Donald
Stage by Stage - The Making of the Theatre Museum

Cochran -a biography, Harding, James
Cochran -a biography

All on Stage - Charles Wyndham and the Alberys, Trewin, Wendy
All on Stage - Charles Wyndham and the Alberys

Making a Ballet, Crisp, Clement
Making a Ballet

Off-Stage - A Personal Record of the first twelve years of State Sponsored Drama in Great Britain, Landstone (O.B.E.), Charles
Off-Stage - A Personal Record of the first twelve years of State Sponsored Drama in Great Britain

How to Sing, Tetrazzini, Luisa
How to Sing

Drama and Reality : the European theatre since Ibsen, Gaskell, Ronald
Drama and Reality : the European theatre since Ibsen

The Drama Today, Andrews, Charlton
The Drama Today

 

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The Drama Today, Andrews, Charlton
1 The Drama Today
Andrews, Charlton. J.B. Lippencott, Philadelphia, 1913. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm marbled card boards over dark blue cloth spine, sticker titles, first edition, 236pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Card boards worn at corners, visibly so at bottom front. Spirn also bumped, block ragged as cut but basically clean save for a few pencil annotations. An interesting analysis of the state of drama in pre-WW1 America, Europe and Britain which pays attention to Pinero, Shaw, Barrie and the Abbey theatre, amongst other subjects. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: drama, theatre, Abbey, Shaw. 598

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2 Ballet Volume 5 1948
Buckle, Richard. Ballet Publications, London, 1948. first thus, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, c.430pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and board corners faded and a little grubby/discoloured. Binding very good. Block just a little grubby with age. Ephemeral photographs and cuttings. Cuttings also pasted to inner boards and endpapers. Hardback bound compilation of seven editions of Ballet magazine from January-September 1948 (including one edition for August-September). Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Ballet, London, Buckle, Valois. 6465

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3 Ballet Volume 3 1947
Buckle, Richard (ed). Ballet Publications, London, 1947. first thus, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, approx. 320pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and board corners faded and a little grubby/discoloured. Binding very good, pages clean save for a single spot mark to right block edge. Ephemeral photographs and cuttings. Hardback bound compilation of five editions of Ballet magazine from January (vol 3 No 1) to July 1947 (including one edition for March-April). Bound without original covers. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Ballet, London, 1947, Fonteyn. 6464

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4 Ballet Volume 4 1947
Buckle, Richard (ed). Ballet Publications, London, 1947. first thus, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, c.370pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and board corners faded and a little grubby/discoloured. Binding very good. Block just a little grubby with age. Ephemeral photographs and cuttings. Cuttings also pasted to inner boards and endpapers. Hardback bound compilation of six editions of Ballet magazine from July (vol 4 No 1) to December 1947. Bound without original covers. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Ballet, London, Buckle, Eglinton. 6466

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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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A Record of the Boston Stage, Clapp (Jr.), William W.
6 A Record of the Boston Stage
Clapp (Jr.), William W.. James Munroe And Co, Boston, 1853. first edition, Hardback, 185mm x 114mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 479pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been rebound in red boards now just a little faded here and there but not bumped or worn at edges. Block basically clean if a little stiff, with some damage to right edge of forty or so later pages, also some discolouring in this area. A comprehesive history of theatrical performance in Boston, Massachusetts. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Boston, theatre, Tremont, Athenaeum. 593

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Playbill - A History of the Theatre in the West Country, Crane, Harvey
7 Playbill - A History of the Theatre in the West Country
Crane, Harvey. Macdonald & Evans, Plymouth, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 219mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 290pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Just one little patch of sticker residue to edge of rear. Front flap clipped. A fascinating general history of theatre in Devon and Cornwall as well as of the local Plymouth and Exeter theatres. With a Foreword by J.C. Trewin. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: theatre, Cornwall, Exeter, Trewin. 587

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Making a Ballet, Crisp, Clement
8 Making a Ballet
Crisp, Clement. Studio Vista, London, 1794. first edition, Hardback, 248mm x 190mm green cloth boards, 160pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Ex-lib with sticker and stamps. Book has been read, borad corners bumped, some dusting of block edges and single stain on top. Pages clean aprt from two ink marks on introduction page. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has light creasing to edges but clean. Illustrated guide to the processes that bring a ballet from conception to (successful) production. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Ballet, choreography, Moscow. 6471

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Writings on Theatre & Drama, Durrenmatt, Friedrich
9 Writings on Theatre & Drama
Durrenmatt, Friedrich. Jonathan Cape, London, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 204mm x 132mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 183pp. Good +++/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards a little bumped, some pencil notings to perhaps 10% of pages, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper has a little light chipping at edges but basically clean and presentable. First English edition of a fine collection of essays by an eminent German playwright, in translation by H.M. Waidson with an Introduction by same. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Schiller, Brecht, drama, Germany. 1151

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Play Production - Methods and Practice, Fishman, Morris
10 Play Production - Methods and Practice
Fishman, Morris. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 174pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Some speckles on front board, base of spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper has shelfwear with chipping around all edges. A standard technical guide for aspirant theatre producers. Catalogue: stagecraft. Keywords: theatre, stage, lighting. 2902

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Drama and Reality : the European theatre since Ibsen, Gaskell, Ronald
11 Drama and Reality : the European theatre since Ibsen
Gaskell, Ronald. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 171pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Some bumping and wear to edges of spine and boards, top block edge dusty, otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper has light edgewear, spine colour faded. "A lucid account of the forces that have shaped the modern European theatre" with analysis of the conception of reality itself in plays by Ibsen, Chekhov, Brecht and other major modern dramatists. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Pirandello, Beckett, drama, theatre. 605

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Cochran -a biography, Harding, James
12 Cochran -a biography
Harding, James. Methuen, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 224+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Some dusting to top block edge, book otherwise in very good condition. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear and evidence of handling. Biography of C.B. Cochran - the impresario famed as the "English Diaghilev." Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Cochran, Houdini, London, theatre. 7622

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Off-Stage - A Personal Record of the first twelve years of State Sponsored Drama in Great Britain, Landstone (O.B.E.), Charles
13 Off-Stage - A Personal Record of the first twelve years of State Sponsored Drama in Great Britain
Landstone (O.B.E.), Charles. Elek, London & New York, 1953. first edition, Hardback, 225mm x 142mm red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 204pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Less than good. Spine and boards clean, binding good, differential fading to endpapers, block a little darkened with age, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is basically clean but worn around edges with tearing and loss. Name inscription on reer. Insider's account of the so-called State Theatre Controversy which generated much heat in British dramatic circles during the war and post-war years. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Theatre, state, Old Vic, Streetcar. 6469

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14 Rip van Winkle Goes to the Play
Matthews, Brander. Scribner's, New York, 1926. 8vo, H/B, 1st, no d/w, green cloth boards rubbed and bumped, gilt title, yellowing pages with foxing on edges, tight copy, pp256, G++. Anecdotal observations and comments on American and British theatre.. 565

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The Primal Curse - The Myth of Cain and Abel in the Theatre, Matthews, Honor
15 The Primal Curse - The Myth of Cain and Abel in the Theatre
Matthews, Honor. Chatto & Windus, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 221pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Spine and boards just a little bumped, no other obvious imperfections. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper has wear and some small flattened tears at ends of spine and adjacent, else clean. Front flap clipped. An intriguing study of how the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel has been presented by dramatists from Shakespeare and Chapman to Beckett, Camus and Pinter. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Cain, Abel, Genesis, theatre. 563

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16 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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The Old Playgoer, Robson, William ;   Gittings, Robert
17 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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Stage by Stage - The Making of the Theatre Museum, Rogers, Jean Scott;   Sinden, Donald
18 Stage by Stage - The Making of the Theatre Museum
Rogers, Jean Scott; Sinden, Donald. HMSO, London, 1985. first edition, Paperback, 245mm x 190mm , xvi prelims, 72pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Inscribed by main author. Paperback has been read and handled but still clean without creasing. The fully illustrated story of how a British museum dedicated to the theatre was conceived and brought to fruition. Foreword by Sinden. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Theatre, museum, stage, British. 7624

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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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How to Sing, Tetrazzini, Luisa
20 How to Sing
Tetrazzini, Luisa. C. Arthur Pearson, London, 1923. first edition, Hardback, 200mm x 135mm red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 126pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards clean and unworn save for some bumping to spine. Binding good. Foxing to block edges, some pencil notes throughout. Differential fading to endpapers. Classic guide to vocal technique. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Singing, register, aria, Tetrazzini. 6468

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21 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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All on Stage - Charles Wyndham and the Alberys, Trewin, Wendy
22 All on Stage - Charles Wyndham and the Alberys
Trewin, Wendy. George G. Harrap, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 244pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Top edge of block dusty, book has been read but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Bright and clean with minimal wear. Readable story of the massive contribution made by Charles Wyndham and the Albery family to the development of theatre in London's West End Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: London, Wyndham, theatre. 6472

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The Royal General Theatrical Fund - A History 1838-1988, Trewin, Wendy
23 The Royal General Theatrical Fund - A History 1838-1988
Trewin, Wendy. Society for Theatre Research, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 171+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has just a little evidence of handling here and there but basically near fine. Superbly researched sesquicentennial history of an eminent charitable organisation, devoted to the welfare of stage performers fallen on hard times. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: Theatre, charity, actor, Dickens. 578

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24 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
25 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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