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The Crafty Art of Playmaking

By: Ayckbourn, Alan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17124

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 173pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. "A classic handbook for all aspiring dramatists and directors" by the pre-eminent British playwright of the later 20th century. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Scarborough, script, stagecraft, dramatist View more info

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Being an Actor

By: Callow, Simon

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17139

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 225mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine bumped, block now tanned, pages clean otherwise. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear from handling, front flap clipped. A brief but wholly engaging account of life as a successful stage actor in 1980s Britain. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: theatre, casting, rehearsal, performance View more info

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The Great Illusionists

By: Dawes, Edwin A.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, Chartwell: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17138

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 254mm x 200mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 216pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges grubby, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear from handling and also some faint blotchy fading in places. A thorough history of the conjuror's art through the ages, in scholarly two-column text, illustrated throughout. Catalogue:... View more info

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Talking Theatre - Interviews with Theatre People

By: Eyre, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Nick Hern Books: 2009

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17123

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 163mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 331pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with no obvious imperfections. Transcripts of forty interviews with living greats of the English language theatre - actors and writers especially - conducted by Eyre shortly before his departure as National Theatre director. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Gielgud, Pinter, McKellen, Dench View more info

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Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic

By: Fisher, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17137

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 25cm x 18cm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 287pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is bright and clean with minimal wear, top block edge now grubby. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only from handling. Intriguing volume which offers a broad-brush history of magic trickery alongside a biography of the most popular British conjuror of modern times, gene... View more info

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Stage Directions - Writing on Theatre 1970-2008

By: Frayn, Michael

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17125

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm deep purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 268pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Excellent collection of Frayn essays concerning his own life and work in the theatre. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: Chekhov, stage, Copenhagen, dramatist View more info

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Modern Ventriloquism

By: Hutton, Darryl

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Kaye & Ward: 1974

Seller ID: 796

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm pink cloth boards, pink titles, , 90+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Darryl Hutton. Good +++/Good. Book is tight and clean. Just a little bumping to spine and board edges, light foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper (now protected) has edgewear, single flattened tear at top of rear and some staining also to rear. A professional ventriloquist's guide to his art, with his own drawings and photog... 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

Condition: Good +++


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

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Shark Infested Waters

By: Whitehall, Michael

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Timewell Press: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17121

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 277+pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Barcode sticker on half-title page. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with no obvious imperfections. Entertaining memoir of a London actor's agent who repped some of the biggest recent stars of stage and screen. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: agent, Dench, Courtenay, Sind... View more info

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Street Magic - Great tricks and close-up secrets revealed

By: Zenon, Paul

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Carlton: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17135

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 237mm x 184mm , 192pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is bright and clean with minimal wear. Bottom corner just a little curled, spine not creased. User-friendly guide to sundry magic tricks of all kinds, generously illustrated in full colour throughout. Catalogue: Stagecraft. Keywords: cards, trick, coin, conjuror View more info