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 BALDERSTON, JOHN L., Berkeley Square a Play in Three Acts
BALDERSTON, JOHN L.
Berkeley Square a Play in Three Acts
New York: MacMillan Company, 1929. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Poor dust jacket. The book is in clean bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a prevoius owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks spots and large chips missing, especially from the spine4 ends and corners. "John L. Balderston (October 22, 1889, in Philadelphia – March 8, 1954, in Los Angeles) was an American playwright and screenwriter best known for his horror and fantasy scripts. He wrote the plays Berkley Square and Dracula." "In 1927, he was retained by Horace Liveright to revise Hamilton Deane's stage adaptation of Dracula for its American production. Balderston did some significant work on the adaptation, which was an enormous success when it debuted in October, running for 261 performances and making a star of Bela Lugosi. Deane then hired Balderston to adapt Peggy Webling's 1927 play version of Frankenstein for American audiences. However this did not make it to Broadway. Berkley Square was produced on Broadway from 1929–30, starring Leslie Howard. It ran for 229 performances. " (from Wikipedia) This play is not found in Bleiler even though it deals with time travel.. Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket .
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Book number: 37745
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Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama John L. Balderston Time Travel Fantasy Science Fiction Drama

 BRADFORD, ROARK (WITH MUSIC BY JACQUES WOLFE AND SETS BY ALBERT JOHNSON), John Henry a Play
BRADFORD, ROARK (WITH MUSIC BY JACQUES WOLFE AND SETS BY ALBERT JOHNSON)
John Henry a Play
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. 1st Illustrated Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; THis book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The linen covered boards have several spots of foxing, especially by the spine joints and some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with monochrome depictions of the staging of the play. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page (Esto B. Broughton). Also included is the cast list, featuring Paul Robeson as John Henry. "Bradford continued to produce well-received work during the 1930s and early 1940s. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserve Bureau of Aeronautics Training during World War II. In 1946, he accepted a position as visiting lecturer in the English department at Tulane University in New Orleans. On November 13, 1948, he died of amebic dysentery, believed to have been contracted while he was stationed in French West Africa in 1943. His cremated remains were spread over the waters of the Mississippi River. At the time of his death, Bradford’s writings were very popular. Since the 1940s, however, much of his body of work has been reevaluated. Many criticize his work as patronizing and demeaning in its portrayal of black characters. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 37728
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Roark Bradford Jacque Wolfe Albert Johnson Plays John Henry Myths & Legends African Americans Drama

 BROWNE, WALTER, Everywoman Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love (the Acting Version)
BROWNE, WALTER
Everywoman Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love (the Acting Version)
New York: H. K. Fly Company, 1911. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; States 1908 but was actually published 1911. The book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have some rubbing and generally light wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. "Everywoman is a lost 1919 American silent film allegory film directed by George Melford based on a 1911 play Everywoman by Walter Browne. Violet Heming appears as the title character supported by several Paramount character stars.". Very Good .
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Book number: 35205
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Walter Browne Women Morality Love Romance Drama

 BURR, AMELIA JOSEPHINE, Hearts Awake the Pixy: A Play
BURR, AMELIA JOSEPHINE
Hearts Awake the Pixy: A Play
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1919. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a small tear to the front spine joint of the book cover which has some associated wear and nicking. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 29786
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Amelia Josephine Burr Plays Poetry Drama

 
CASKODEN, EDWIN (CHARLES MAJOR)
When Knighthood Was in Flower Or, the Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor the King's Sister, and Happening in the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth
New York: William B. Perkins Publisher, 1907. Trade Edition. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have light bumping, rubbing, edge wear, and small bits of fraying. The lettering on the spine has been almost fully rubbed away and has started rubbing away on the front cover. The text pages are generally clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the play. This is the Julia Marlowe Edition. "Writing remained an interest of Major, and in 1898, he published his first novel, When Knighthood Was in Flower under the pseudonym Edwin Caskoden. The novel about England during the reign of King Henry VIII was an exhaustively researched historical romance, and became enormously popular, holding a place on bestselling book lists for nearly three years. The novel was adapted into a popular Broadway play by Paul Kester in 1901, premiering at the Criterion Theatre that year. The novel also launched relatively successful film adaptations in 1908 and 1922.". Very Good .
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Book number: 33761
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Edwin Caskoden Charles Major Julia Marlowe Photoplay Editions Henry VIII Tudors Drama

 CRIPPS, THOMAS (EDITED AND WITH INTRODUCTION BY), The Green Pastures
CRIPPS, THOMAS (EDITED AND WITH INTRODUCTION BY)
The Green Pastures
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1979. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The Green Pastures is a 1936 American film depicting stories from the Bible as visualized by African-American characters. It starred Rex Ingram (in several roles, including "De Lawd") , Oscar Polk, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. It was based on the 1928 novel Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun by Roark Bradford and the 1930 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Marc Connelly. The Green Pastures was one of only six feature films in the Hollywood Studio era to feature an all-African American cast, though elements of it were criticised by civil rights activists at the time and subsequently God tests the human race in this reenactment of Bible stories set in the world of black American folklore." (from Wikipedia). Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 37630
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Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Thomas Cripps African American Movies Drama Folklore Religion Drama

 DAVIS, ELISABETH LOGAN, Cherokee Messenger a Play in One Act
DAVIS, ELISABETH LOGAN
Cherokee Messenger a Play in One Act
New York: Board of National Missions (Presbyterian Church), 1952. Trade Edition. Paperback. This is a trade sized paperback with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of the book have toning and some light edge wear, along with one crease to the top front corner. The text pages are clean and bright.. Very Good- .
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Book number: 35665
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Elisabeth Logan Davis Cherokee Indians Religion Missionaries Drama

 ENZENSBERGER, HANS MAGNUS (TRANSLATED BY PETER MAYER WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN DUBERMAN), The Havana Inquiry a Self-Portrait of the Counter-Revolution
ENZENSBERGER, HANS MAGNUS (TRANSLATED BY PETER MAYER WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN DUBERMAN)
The Havana Inquiry a Self-Portrait of the Counter-Revolution
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears, along with spots of rubbing and a couple of small chips missing. "Hans Magnus Enzensberger (born 11 November 1929 in Kaufbeuren) is a German author, poet, translator and editor. He has also written under the pseudonym Andreas Thalmayr...Enzensberger has a sarcastic, ironic tone in many of his poems. For example, the poem "Middle Class Blues" consists of various typicalities of middle class life, with the phrase "we can't complain" repeated several times, and concludes with "what are we waiting for?". Many of his poems also feature themes of civil unrest over economic and class based issues. Though primarily a poet and essayist, he also makes excursions into theater, film, opera, radio drama, reportage, translation. He has written novels and several books for children (including The Number Devil, an exploration of mathematics) and is co-author of a book for German as a foreign language (Die Suche). He also invented and collaborated in the construction of a machine which automatically composes poems. It was used during the 2006 Football World Cup to commentate on games. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 37193
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Hans Magnus Enzensberger Peter Mayer Cuba The Bay Of Pigs Communism Fidel Castro Drama

 FRY, CHRISTOPHER, ET AL.  (WITH A PROLOGUE BY ALEC GUINESS), An Experience of Critics and the Approach to Dramatic Criticism
FRY, CHRISTOPHER, ET AL. (WITH A PROLOGUE BY ALEC GUINESS)
An Experience of Critics and the Approach to Dramatic Criticism
New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Ronald Searle. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is illustrated throughout with drawings by Ronald Searle. "To ask an actor to write a few words, by way of preface, on dramatic critics is like asking oil to make a comment on vinegar. I must hasten to add that you will find very little vinegar in this charming book. You will find, on the contrary, such charity, such affability and good sense that naturally you will ask yourself Why? How has this come about?". Near Fine .
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Book number: 31950
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Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Essays Christopher Fry Acting Drama Criticism and Interpretation Writers Ronald Searle essays

 
FUGATE, JAMES (BARR)
Game of Fools a Play (of Those Fools, By Those Fools, and for Those Fools, Who Stubbornly Refuse to Perish from This Earth)
Los Angeles, CA: One, Incorporated, 1955. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Limited to 2000 copies - this is number 1622. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some generalized toning to the endpapers. Laid in is a flier for the purchase of the book. The dust jacket has edge wear, several tears, rubbing, toning and tidemarking, especially to the rear cover and flap. "Contrary to the statements of learned men on the subject, I do not believe the homosexual who tries to defend his state guaranteed rights or his behavior patterns as necessary and natural to him is seeking martyrdom, or the fulfilment of a subconscious death wish.". Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 29474
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7089]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama James (Barr) Fugate James Fugate Homosexual behavior Homosexuality Drama

 GIBSON, WILLIAM, The Seesaw Log a Chronicle of the Stage Production. . . Of Two for the Seesaw
GIBSON, WILLIAM
The Seesaw Log a Chronicle of the Stage Production. . . Of Two for the Seesaw
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and smallish chips missing. "William Gibson (November 13, 1914 – November 25, 2008) was an American playwright and novelist. He won the Tony Award for Best Play for The Miracle Worker in 1959, which he later adapted for the film version in 1962...Gibson's Broadway debut had been with Two for the Seesaw in 1958, a critically acclaimed two-character play which starred Henry Fonda and, in her own Broadway debut, Anne Bancroft. It was directed by Arthur Penn. Gibson published a chronicle of the vicissitudes of rewriting for the sake of this production with a nonfiction book in the following year, The Seesaw Log. His most famous play is The Miracle Worker (1959) , the story of Helen Keller's childhood education, which won him the Tony Award for Best Play after he adapted it from his original 1957 telefilm script.". Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35774
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama William Gibson Stage Productions The Seesaw Log Plays Drama

 HALLIWELL, JAMES ORCHARD (HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY) , SHAKESPEARE, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (This Volume Contains the Comedies)
HALLIWELL, JAMES ORCHARD (HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY) , SHAKESPEARE
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (This Volume Contains the Comedies)
London, England: Tallis Willoughby & Co, 1860. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Circa 1860. This is an oversized hardback book. Three quarters leather with brown leather spine and corners and marbled paper covered boards The book is in Very Good- condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have rubbing, wear, bumping and edge tearing. The text pages are generally clean. The endpapers are marbled and the text has been illustrated with steel cut engravings. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front free page. This copy includes the Comedies: The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost, A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, and, The Taming of the Shrew. There are notes before and after the plays.. Very Good- .
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Book number: 39410
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Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama James Orchard Halliwell Shakespeare Tallis Willoughby Drama

 KINCHELOE, CLARENCE, Unheard Melody
KINCHELOE, CLARENCE
Unheard Melody
No Place: No Publisher Listed, 1960. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. Circa 1960. This mysterious little book is in Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This is a paperback book. The book is in generally clean condition. The book cover hvae some edge wear, rubbing to the spine joints. The bottom rear cover has some nibbling by some rodent and the rear spine joint has a water spot which has discolored. The text pages have noticeable toning, but are otherwise mostly clean. The title page has water marking. Published sometime in the 1960's (approximately) , little is known of the author Clarence L. Kincheloe but much is known of the subject of the play - the composer and musician James A. Bland. : "James A. Bland was an entertainer and a prolific composer who wrote sentimental songs about the American South for use in minstrel shows. Bland was born in Flushing, New York on October 22, 1854 to educated, free parents. He briefly studied at Howard University in Washington, D. C, but inspired by the spirituals and folk songs he heard performed by ex-slaves working on the Howard campus, he soon abandoned academics in favor of a profession in music. A self-taught banjo player, Bland initially sought work at clubs and hotels and then turned his attention to composition and minstrel entertainment." "In this play I have not tried to be a propogandist but have sought rather to pay homage to some significant aspects of the life of a man to whom modern popular music owes much. Although not so well known as Stephen Foster, his influence on the development of that music has been at least as great and possibly greater.". Good+ .
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Book number: 30101
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Clarence Kincheloe James A. Bland Musicians Composers Negro Folklore African American Artists Drama

 MACKAYE, PERCY, Fenris the Wolf a Tragedy
MACKAYE, PERCY
Fenris the Wolf a Tragedy
New York: MacMillan Company, 1905. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and lacks a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book and some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. "MacKaye was born in New York City, New York. After graduating from Harvard in 1897, he traveled in Europe for three years, residing in Rome, Switzerland and London, studying at the University of Leipzig in 1899–1900. He returned to New York City to teach at a private school until 1904, when he joined a colony of artists and writers in Cornish, New Hampshire, and devoted himself entirely to dramatic work..He was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1914. In the 1920s, MacKaye was poet in residence at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He lectured on the theatre at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and other universities in the United States. He was the son of actor, impresario and theatrical technology innovator Steele MacKaye, and brother of philosopher James MacKaye and conservationist Benton MacKaye.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 32258
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Percy Mackaye Norse Mythology Plays Tragedies Drama

 MENCKEN, HENRY L., George Bernard Shaw His Plays
MENCKEN, HENRY L.
George Bernard Shaw His Plays
Boston, MA: John W. Luce & Co, 1905. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This is the author's first book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is wear, rubbing and fraying to both top and bottom spine ends. The paper label on the spine has noticeable toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has a large bookplate of George H. Schmitter adhered to the rear pastedown page. "This is a little handbook for the reading tables of Americans interested enough in the drama of the day to have some curiosity regarding the plays of George Bernard Shaw, but too busy to give them careful personal study or to read the vast mass of reviews...". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 29589
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 95.75 | JP¥ 13634]
Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama Henry L. Mencken George Bernard Shaw Plays Commentaries Author Biography Drama

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