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Masks or Faces? A Study in the Psychology of Acting.

By: ARCHER, William.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1888.:

Seller ID: 45120


1st edition. Based on a series of articles entitled “The Anatomy of Acting” that Archer had previously published in Longman's Magazine. Pp.232, decorated endpapers, illustrated bookplate to inside front board, owner's name and small bookseller's label (W.B.Clarke & Co, Boston) to front free endpaper, owner's name to preliminary page, cracking to inner front hinge but holding firm. Green cloth gilt title to spine, gilt motif to front board, general edge wear. G+.** "Archer intended his study to discredit Denis Diderot’s 18th-century work Paradoxe sur le Comedién which had just been... View more info

The Dramatic Event. An American Chronicle.

By: BENTLEY, Eric.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: USA: Horizon Press, 1954.:

Seller ID: 14833


1st ed. "... is the book of a writer of challenging originality, whose comments on society are as valuable as his insights into theatre ...". Pp. 278/5 Index, inscrip. to verso front board. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w rubbed with edge tears. G+/G. View more info

On Directing Shakespeare.

By: BERRY, Ralph.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989. 0241126894:

Seller ID: 44422

ISBN: 0241126894


1st edition. Interviews with contemporary directors, including: Jonathan Miller, Konrad Swinarski, Trevor Nunn, Michael Kahn, Robin Phillips, Georgio Strehler, Peter Brook, Adrian Noble, Bill Alexander, Declan Donnellan, Sir Peter Hall, and Michael Bogdanov. Pp.viii/22724 pages of black & white photos. Black cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

Arthur Miller and Company.

By: BIGSBY, Christopher. (Editor).:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Methuen Drama, 1990.:

Seller ID: 14715


1st ed. "Arthur Miller talks about his work in the company of actors, designers, directors and writers". 24.1cms. x 16cms. Pp. 15/240, 15 b/w illustrations, slight toning to pages. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. G+/VG. View more info

Henry Irving. The Greatest Victorian Actor. (Foreword by John Gielgud).

By: BINGHAM, Madeleine.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York: Stein & Day, 1978.:

Seller ID: 14834


1st ed. Biography which tells of Irving's on-and-off stage story, his rags to riches life and his chaotic personal relationships. Pp. 312, portrait frontis., 15 b/w illustrations. Mauve and blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has creases and edge tears. VG/G. View more info

Memoirs Of The Life Of John Philip Kemble, Esq. Including A History Of The Stage, From The Time Of Garrick To The Present Period .

By: BOADEN, James .

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, And Green, 1825 .:

Seller ID: 15389


First edition. 2 volumes. Vol. I.: pp.24/477. Engraved portrait frontis by C. Turner of John Philip Kemble." (lightly foxed with light staining also to the title page). Vol. II.: pp.595. Both volumes have recent yellow endpapers. Faint blind stamp to title: "Pottsville Public Library Pottsville, P.A. and library reference to base of the next page. A few spots occur within the text. Rough-cut page edges. Professionally rebound in green cloth covered boards. Smooth spines with red leather title labels. G+ . View more info

The Male Dancer. Bodies, Spectacle, Sexualities.

By: BURT, Ramsay.:

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London: Routledge,1995.:

Seller ID: 30127


1st ed. "In this challenging and lively book, Ramsay Burt examines the representation of masculinity in twentieth-century dance. Taking issue with formalist and modernist accounts of dance, which dismiss gender and sexuality as irrelevant, he argues that prejudices against male dancers are rooted in our ideas about the male body and male behaviour." Pp.10/224, 11 b/w plates, owners name to fep. Pbk, minor crease to spine. VG. View more info

Play Production. (Practical Stage Handbooks Series.)

By: CARTER, Conrad.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., 1959.:

Seller ID: 22932


2nd imp. "This eminently clear and sensible book." 17.5cms. x 11cms. Pp. 94, 5 figures, owner's name to fep. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w price-clipped and edges chipped. G+/G+. View more info

Hours With The Players.

By: COOK, Dutton.

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus, 1883.:

Seller ID: 33588


A New Edition with Frontispiece. Biographical sketches of theatrical players. Pp.12/359/32(ads), engraved portrait frontis., owners details to preliminary page, spotting to title page. Blue decorated cloth, 'Veluti in Speculum' to front, gilt title to spine, edges rubbed. G+. View more info

At the Sign of the Swan. An Introduction to Shakespeare's Contemporaries. (Foreword by Trevor Nunn).

By: COOK, Judith.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Harrap Ltd., 1986.:

Seller ID: 14718


1st ed. "This is a popular introduction to the playwrights and their work, in which Judith Cook has succeeded brilliantly in passing on her enthusiasm for these plays and in arousing interest in the lives of those who wrote them". Pp. 207, 46 b/w illustrations. Grey cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. F/VG. View more info

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New Opera's, With Comical Stories, And Poems, On Several Occasions, Never before Printed. Being the remaining Pieces Written by Mr. D'Urfey.

By: D'Urfey, Thomas 1653-1723.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London : Printed for William Chetwood, at Cato's Head in Russel-Street, Covent-garden, 1721 . 0:

Seller ID: 45192


First edition. A very good contemporary full leather binding. 8vo. 7.75" x 5.0" x 1.0". [10pp.]/pp.88/[4pp.]/pp.89-349/pp.348-382 . Panelled calf boards with later matching brown leather spine. Edges lightly rubbed and bumped. A small semi-circular section is missing from the leading edge of the rear board. Spine with 5 raised bands and early leather title label: "D'Urfrey's New Operas". Some browning to titlepage and some other pages. In eight parts, each with a separate titlepage; the pagination and register are continuous. Pp.348-349 repeated in pagination, but text is continuous. VG. * R... View more info

The Memoir of John Durang. American Actor, 1785-1816.

By: DOWNER, Alan S.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: USA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1966.:

Seller ID: 15665


1st ed. "... is an informative and delightful account of his years as circus clown, puppeteer, actor, dancer, and producer in the circuit covering the eastern states and Canada." Pp. 19/frontis., 8 coloured illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w edges rubbed. VG/G+. View more info

Speech and Movement on the Stage.

By: EMIL-BEHNKE, Kate.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Oxford University Press,1930.:

Seller ID: 20562


1st ed. Pp.196, portrait frontis. + 7 further b/w portrait plates. Black cloth, edges rubbed, title darkened to spine. G+. View more info

Corporealities. Dancing, Knowledge, Culture and Power.

By: FOSTER, Susan Leigh. (editor).:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: Rutledge, 1996.:

Seller ID: 30185


1st ed. "This forward-looking collection of essays breaks new ground in exploring the relationship between moving bodies and cultural meanings." (Joseph Roach. Tulane University). Pp.18263, 11 figure illustrations, owners details to fep. Pbk. VG. View more info

Basic Catalogue of Plays. Includes all plays published or otherwise acquired up to September 1979.

By: FRENCH, Samuel.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York: Samuel French. 1980.:

Seller ID: 15248


"Basic catalogue of plays: New York: Hollywood: Toronto: London". Pp 407. Toned pages. P/b. G. View more info

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Achilles. An Opera. As it is perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden. Written by the late Mr. Gay. With the Musick prefix'd to each Song.

By: GAY, John 1685-1732.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Watts at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court, near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields M DCC XXXIII [ 1733 ] . 0:

Seller ID: 45170


A very good later half leather binding. First edition. 8vo. [6pp.]/pp.68/[4pp. - 'just published...' ] . Maroon leather spine and corners over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed. 13 plain sheets bound in before and after the printed work. Half title present and two leaves of advertisements at the end. Clean English text and musical notation. VG. ** Referenced by: ESTC no.: T164325 / Bell's British Theatre. vol. 9. 1777. pp. 60 View more info

Distinguished Company.

By: GIELGUD, John.:

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London: Heinemann, 1972.:

Seller ID: 14837


1st ed. "In this book one of our greatest actors recalls with affectionate nostalgia the renowned theatre figures in the early decades of this century, many of whom he knew and acted with in later life". Pp. 10/123, portrait frontis., 24 b/w illustrations, d/w has small tears and chipping. G+/G. View more info

A Victorian Playgoer. (With Forewords by John Gielgud, Val Gielgud, Eleanor Gielgud). Edited by Muriel St. Clare Byrne.

By: GIELGUD, Kate Terry.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann, 1980.:

Seller ID: 14726


1st ed. "This book will give pleasure to every theatre-goer, and the student of drama will find in it a unique view of the Victorian theatre". Pp. 16/126, 13 b/w illustrations. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w price-clipped. VG/VG. View more info

Olivier.

By: GOURLAY, Logan. (Editor).:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973.:

Seller ID: 14838


1st ed. "... is a revealing and instructive study of our greatest living actor as seen by the colleagues and friends who have known and worked with him over the years". Pp. 208, 34 b/w illustrations. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has a tear and small chippings. VG/G. View more info

A Life in the Theatre.

By: GUTHRIE, Tyrone.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Readers Union, 1959.:

Seller ID: 14729


First published by Hamish Hamilton. Study of life in the theatre. Pp. 7/320, 21 b/w illustrations. Mottled beige cloth, illustrated d/w has small edge tears. VG/G. View more info