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A Brighter Sunshine - A Hundred Years of the Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre

By: Campbell, Donald

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Polygon: 1983

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 596


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 Edinb... View more info

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A Record of the Boston Stage

By: Clapp (Jr.), William W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Boston, James Munroe And Co: 1853

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 593


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, theat... View more info

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Playbill - A History of the Theatre in the West Country

By: Crane, Harvey

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Plymouth, Macdonald & Evans: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 587


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 Exe... View more info

Nocturnes and Rhapsodies

By: Dent, Alan

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2080


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 275pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Corners a little bumped. Theatre criticism of the 1930's and 40's. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: Gielgud, Olivier View more info

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Writings on Theatre & Drama

By: Durrenmatt, Friedrich

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1976

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 1151


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: T... View more info

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Drama and Reality : the European theatre since Ibsen

By: Gaskell, Ronald

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 605


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 dra... View more info

Sacha Guitry - The Last Boulevardier

By: Harding, James

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1286


Hardback, tall 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 206pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and chipping to spine top. Catalogue: Theatrical History. View more info

Rip van Winkle Goes to the Play

By: Matthews, Brander

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1926

Seller ID: 565


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. View more info

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The Primal Curse - The Myth of Cain and Abel in the Theatre

By: Matthews, Honor

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 563


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. Catalo... View more info

America Takes the Stage

By: Moody, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3474


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 View more info

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The Old Playgoer

By: Robson, William ; Gittings, Robert

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Woking & London, Centaur Press: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3691


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 View more info

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Stage by Stage - The Making of the Theatre Museum

By: Rogers, Jean Scott; Sinden, Donald

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1985

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by main author

Seller ID: 7624


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 View more info

The Theatre Since 1900

By: Trewin, J.C.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3823


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 View more info

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The Royal General Theatrical Fund - A History 1838-1988

By: Trewin, Wendy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Society for Theatre Research: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 578


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 View more info

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All on Stage - Charles Wyndham and the Alberys

By: Trewin, Wendy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6472


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: Lo... View more info

Theatre of Two Decades

By: Williamson, Audrey

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Rockliff: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3686


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 View more info

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The Theatre of Marvels

By: Winter, Marian Hannah

Price: £100.00

Publisher: New York, Benjamin Blom, Inc.: 1964

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 870


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, w... View more info