Here are the 48 books on plays that we have available for you on  January 12, 2010.  So, enjoy browsing through, and do place your order at anytime with Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire.

1. Anderson, Maxwell, WINTERSET: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS, Anderson House, Washington, 1935 1st ed, 134pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 45947 ), $12.50

2. Aristophanes - An English Version by Dudley Fitts, ARISTOPHANES - LYSISTRATA, Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, (1954) 1st ed, 132pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The Famous Greek Comedy of War Between the Sexes., (Order No: 49769 ), $7.50

3. Barnes, Clive (selected and with a foreword by); Gassner, John (with individual play introductions by), 50 BEST PLAYS OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1970) 2nd ptg, very good+, (hardcover) no djs as published, in good slipcase, Four volume boxed set., (Order No: 17859 ), $40.00

4. Beaumont, Francis and Fletcher, John (written by) (edited with introduction, notes and glossary by F. W. Moorman), THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, J. M. Dent and Co., London, 1898, B&W frontis, 154pp, good+, olive green cloth, teg (hardcover), First published in 1613, this is a somewhat unique edition of this play., (Order No: 39333 ), $35.00

5. Beaurline, L. A. and Bowers, Fredson, JOHN DRYDEN: FOUR TRAGEDIES, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1967), 412pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), This edition aims to present an accurate text of representative serious plays by Dryden, with suitable commentary and other aids to understanding. Contents include: The Indian Emperour; Aureng-Zebe; All for Love; and, Don Sebastian., (Order No: 44881 ), $12.50

6. Bradford, Gamaliel, UNMADE IN HEAVEN: A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS, Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1917, 138pp, good+, green cloth spine (hardcover) inscribed twice by author, Light edgewear on bottom corner., (Order No: 54648 ), $20.00

7. Brecht, Bertolt (edited with an introduction by Eric Bentley), SEVEN PLAYS BY BERTOLT BRECHT, Grove Press, Inc., New York, (1961) 7th ptg, 587pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 49287 ), $7.50

8. Chapman, George; Jonson, Ben; and, Marston, John (edited by R. W. Van Fossen), EASTWARD HO - THE REVELS PLAYS, Manchester/Johns Hopkins, Manchester/Baltimore, MD, (1979), B&W ill., map, 238pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 08081822522 A reliable and authoritative text along with an extensive introduction that examines the relationship between the three authors and the problem of their collaboration., (Order No: 35537 ), $30.00

9. Drinkwater, John, JOHN BULL CALLING: A POLITICAL PARABLE IN ONE ACT, Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., London, 1928, 31pp, very good, wraps (softcover), First performed in London on November 12, 1928., (Order No: 40460 ), $20.00

10. Drinkwater, John, MARY STUART: A PLAY, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1921 1st ed, 74pp, good, red cloth spine (hardcover) light edgewear to boards, (Order No: 53736 ), $6.00

11. Dryden, John, ALL FOR LOVE: OR, THE WORLD WELL LOFT, A TRAGEDY, The Scolar Press Limited, London, (1973), unpaginated, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 085417124X A Scolar Press Facsimile of the 1678 edition. Dryden's ALL FOR LOVE was the first play he wrote for the King's Company and was performed in December 1677 at the Theatre Royal., (Order No: 35900 ), $20.00

12. Euripides (translated by William Arrowsmith), ALCESTIS, Oxford University Press, New York, 1974, 122pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195018613, (Order No: 18271 ), $10.00

13. Fagan, James Bernard, THE EARTH: A MODERN PLAY IN FOUR ACTS, T. Fisher Unwin, London, (1913) 2nd ed, B&W frontis, 158pp, good++, decorated blue cloth (hardcover), "The Earth" was produced at the Kingsway Theatre on April 14, 1909. PLAYS OF TO-DAY & TO-MORROW Series., (Order No: 55766 ), $20.00

14. Felder, Louis E. (music composed, arranged and conducted by Louis F. Bush; directed by Tom Tyrrell), EL DORADO, The Bohemian Club, n.p., (1977), frontis, 67pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover), THE SEVENTY- SECOND GROVE PLAY OF THE BOHEMIAN CLUB PRESENTED JULY 29, 1977., (Order No: 29636 ), $12.50

15. Furniss, Grace Livingston, A BOX OF MONKEYS AND OTHER FARCE COMEDIES, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1900, 257pp, very good, decorated gray cloth (hardcover), Plays included are: A Box of Monkeys; The Jack Trust; The Veneered Savage; and, Tulu., (Order No: 55435 ), $12.50

16. Galsworthy, John, LOYALTIES: A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS, Duckworth, London, 1930, ill. by S. Van Abbe, 104pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 39812 ), $14.50

17. Galsworthy, John, A FAMILY MAN IN THREE ACTS, Duckworth and Co., London, (1922), B&W illustrations, 116pp, good+, olive green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), The study of John Builder in the provincial town of Breconridge., (Order No: 46438 ), $10.00

18. Galsworthy, John, THE SKIN GAME: A TRAGI-COMEDY IN THREE ACTS, Duckworth and Co., London, (1920), B&W illustrations, 116pp, good, olive green cloth (hardcover) wear top of spine (no jacket, (Order No: 46439 ), $9.50

19. Galsworthy, John, WINDOWS: A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS FOR IDEALISTS AND OTHERS, Duckworth and Co., London, (1922), B&W illustrations, 100pp, good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) small chip on dustjcket, The action passes in Geoffrey March's House, Highgate--Spring-time., (Order No: 46440 ), $15.00

20. Garrick, David (printed from hitherto unpublished mss. with introductions and notes by Elizabeth P. Stein), THREE PLAYS BY DAVID GARRICK, William Edwin Rudge, New York, 1926 1st ed, 151pp, very good, tan cloth spine (hardcover) original tissue jacket, One of 490 copies. Plays include: Harlequin's Invasion; The Jubilee; and, The Meeting of the Company or Bayes's Art of Acting., (Order No: 55685 ), $15.00

21. Holbrook, Richard T. (Englished by) (composed anonymously about 1464 A. D., Englished by), MASTER PIERRE PATELIN: A FARCE IN THREE ACTS -- A UNIQUE COPY, Walter H. Baker & Co., Boston, MA, 1914, B&W illustrations, 121pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover), PATELIN belongs to a series of farces which had come mysteriously into being as early as 1277, when a little piece called THE BOY AND THE BLIND MAN was performed at Tournay. Most of these farces have been lost, but the hundred and fifty or so that happen to survive show clearly enough what must have been the character and range of all. Published in wraps, this copy was bound in red cloth and presented to the author William Stone Booth to who this work is dedicated. Tipped in the rear are two letters from the author to Stone discussing the work and how the dedication should be written. Also signed and dated by Stone on the front free endpaper., (Order No: 54056 ), $45.00

22. Hovey, Richard (edited with introduction and notes by Mrs. Richard Hovey; and a preface by Bliss Carman), THE HOLY GRAAL AND OTHER FRAGMENTS - BEING THE UNCOMPLETED PARTS OF THE ARTHURIAN DRAMAS, Duffield & Company, New York, 1907 1st ed, 128pp, ads, very good, green cloth (hardcover), BAL 9395 LAUNCELOT AND GUENEVERE: A POEM IN DRAMAS - Part V. It had been Mr. Hovey's intention to complete his notable Arthurian Series in nine dramas, of which only four had been published at the time of his death. He left fragmentary portions in manuscript of all the remaining five, and these fragments have been edited and arranged, with notes, by his widow, as the only possible attempt toward completion of this matchless monument of American verse., (Order No: 28282 ), $45.00

23. Hovey, Richard, THE MARRIAGE OF GUENEVERE: LAUNCELOT AND GUENEVERE - A POEM IN DRAMAS - PART II, Duffield and Company, New York, 1909, 171pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) faint stain top corner, BAL 9382 First published in 1891 in "Launcelot and Guenevere" and revised in 1885 and reissued in 1899., (Order No: 40129 ), $30.00

24. Hovey, Richard, THE BIRTH OF GALAHAD: LAUNCELOT AND GUENEVERE - A POEM IN DRAMAS - PART III, Duffield and Company, New York, 1909, 124pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) minute stain top corner, BAL 9387 First published in 1898., (Order No: 40130 ), $30.00

25. Lawrence, Robert G. (edited with an introduction by), JACOBEAN AND CAROLINE TRAGEDIES, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, (1975), 265pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0460101471 These three plays--Women Beware Women, The Cardinal, and Perkin Warbeck--are comments on politics and society, dramatic mirrors for magistrates, and each of them has in totality a relevance to the present century., (Order No: 18345 ), $15.00

26. Lincoln, Joseph C., THE MANAGERS: A COMEDY OF CAPE COD -- APPLETON SHORT PLAYS NO. 13, D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1925 1st ed, 35pp, good, wraps (softcover) EX-LIB - SEE NOTE for faults, First edition of this scarce Joseph C. Lincoln pamphlet/play. CONDITION NOTE - an EX-LIB copy with Discard stamp inside front cover, library name/place punched on title page, date due slip removed from rear cover, in small slipcase (handmade). Original blue and white cover torn 2/3 along spine, and detached, some edgewear, stain on lower corner rear, ad signature loose from main text block, some separation lower 1/3 of some pages on fold. Overall a clean copy of this scarce ephemeral Joseph C. Lincoln work., (Order No: 23581 ), $375.00

27. Lincoln, Joseph C. -- Dramatized by Pauline Phelps and Marion Short, SHAVINGS: A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS, Samuel French, Inc., New York, 1930, 102pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), "French's Standard Library Edition." Adapted from Joseph C. Lincoln's SHAVINGS, first published in novel form in 1918. Successfully produced on Broadway opening February 16, 1920, starring Harry Beresford as "Shavings," and presented by Henry W. Savage. The play ran for 122 performances. Three photographs of the play, and stage plans. An exceptionally nice copy of this elusive play., (Order No: 35630 ), $250.00

28. MacLeish, Archibald, AIR RAID - A VERSE PLAY FOR RADIO, Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, (1939) 3rd ptg, 36pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 40938 ), $14.50

29. Mann, David D. (compiled and edited by), A CONCORDANCE TO THE PLAYS AND POEMS OF SIR GEORGE ETHEREGE, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1985) 1st ptg, 445pp, very good++, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as issued), ISBN 0313209766 One of the central shapers of Restoration drama was Sir George Etherege (1636?-1691?), whose first play, THE COMICAL REVENGE; OR, LOVE IN A TUB (1664), popularized a new kind of comedy that both ennobled and satirized heroic action through its several plots., (Order No: 14188 ), $30.00

30. Masefield, John, THE LOCKED CHEST AND THE SWEEPS OF NINETY-EIGHT: TWO ONE ACT PLAYS, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1916, B&W frontis, 114pp, good, vellum spine, brown paper covered boards (hardcover), Limited Edition., (Order No: 27568 ), $10.00

31. Millay, Edna St. Vincent, THE PRINCESS MARRIES THE PAGE: A PLAY IN ONE ACT, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1932 1st ed, color frontis, B&W ill., 52pp, good, tan cloth spine (hardcover), Millay's earliest attempt at play-writing., (Order No: 54002 ), $7.00

32. Moeller, Philip (prologue by Carl van Vechten), SOPHIE - A COMEDY, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, (1919), 246pp, good+, paper covered boards (hardcover), inscribed by author, Nice clean and tight copy inscribed by the author in 1920. Front and rear panels of dustjacket cut and laid in along with two associated newspaper clippings., (Order No: 41712 ), $45.00

33. Newton, A. Edward, DOCTOR JOHNSON: A PLAY, The Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston, MA, 1923, color frontis, B&W ill., 120pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The play gives a vivid and authentic presentation of four scenes from the actual life of Doctor Johnson., (Order No: 30030 ), $5.00

34. Noziere, Fernand (translated by Clarence Stratton), THREE GALLANT PLAYS: A BYZANTINE AFTERNOON; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; AND THE SLIPPERS OF APHRODITE, William Edwin Rudge, New York, 1929, 266pp, very good, maroon cloth spine, paper covered boards (hardcover), Limited to 1000 copies, dustjacket panels cut and laid in., (Order No: 36428 ), $15.00

35. Pound, Ezra; Fleming, Rudd & Reid, Richard (edited and annotated by), ELEKTRA: A PLAY BY EZRA POUND AND RUDD FLEMING, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1989) 1st ptg, 103pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691067783 Composed in the early months of 1949, while Pound was under indictment for treason and hospitalized by court order in Washington, D.C., this unpublished version of Sophocles' play documents a critical stage in the poet's writing career: with his subsequent rendition of Sophocles' Trachiniae and his ongoing translations from the Chinese classics, it signaled his return to sustained composition and his eventual decision to resume his life work, the Cantos., (Order No: 13050 ), $5.00

36. Racine, Jean (translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur), ANDROMACHE: TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS, 1667, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA, (1982) 1st ed, ill. by Igor Tulipanov, 104pp, fine w/fine dustjacket, review slip laid in (hardcover), ISBN 0151070520 In 1667, Jean Racine produced ANDROMACHE, his initial masterpiece., (Order No: 22281 ), $7.50

37. Robles, Emmanuel (translated with an introduction by James A. Kilker), THREE PLAYS: PLAIDOYER POUR UN REBELLE (CASE FOR A REBEL), L'HORLOGE (THE CLOCK), AND PORFIRIO, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1977), 11 B&W illustrations, 200pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809308223 This anthology, consisting of a tragedy, a dramatic comedy, and a farce, presents the first selection in English of the plays of Emmanuel Robles., (Order No: 15358 ), $10.00

38. Scott, Allan and Haight, George, GOODBYE AGAIN: A NEW PLAY, Samuel French, New York, 1933, 128pp, good, black cloth spine, green cloth boards (hardcover), (Order No: 36537 ), $14.50

39. Shafer, Robert E., THE REDEMPTIONER: A DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN 4 ACTS, Robert E. Shafer, n.p., (1964), 62pp, very good, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, Scenes, action and dialogue of this Revolutionary War drama are based on historic fact., (Order No: 44661 ), $15.00

40. Shakespeare, William (design by Martin Solomon), THE HISTORY OF TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Horowitz/Rae Book Manu., Inc, New York, (1988), ill. by Isadore Seltzer, unpaginated, very good+, orange cloth (hardcover) in very good slipcase, (Order No: 16886 ), $12.50

41. Shaw, Bernard, THREE PLAYS FOR PURITANS: BEING THE THIRD VOLUME OF HIS COLLECTED PLAYS, Herbert S. Stone and Company, Chicago, IL, 1904, 315pp, good, dark blue cloth (hardcover) small tear bottom of spine, Contents include: The Devil's Disciple; Caesar and Cleopatra; Captain Brasshound's Conversion., (Order No: 39272 ), $15.00

42. Shepard, Sam, SIMPATICO: A PLAY IN THREE ACTS, Vintage Books, New York, (1996), 135pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) - BCE-no price on dustjacket, ISBN 0679763171, (Order No: 8914 ), $15.00

43. Slavitt, David R. and Bovie, Palmer (edited by), EURIPIDES, 1: MEDEA, HECUBA, ANDROMACHE, THE BACCHAE, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1998) 1st ptg, 298pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812234154 This book contains four of Euripides plays largely about women, in translations that reveal the complexities of these strong figures--even the towering, murderous Medea can be seen in a sympathetic light., (Order No: 25797 ), $20.00

44. Slavitt, David R. and Bovie, Palmer (edited by), EURIPIDES, 2: HIPPOLYTUS, SUPPLIANT WOMEN, HELEN, ELECTRA, CYCLOPS, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1998) 1st ptg, 360pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0812216296 This volume, the third in the Penn Greek Drama Series, contains three tragedies plus HELEN, which can be seen as a romantic comedy, and CYCLOPS, the so-called satyr play of disputed authorship., (Order No: 25798 ), $10.00

45. Slavitt, David R. (edited and translated by), AESCHYLUS, 1: THE ORESTEIA - AGAMEMNON, THE LIBATION BEARERS, THE EUMENIDES, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1998) 1st ptg, 161pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812234162 The first in the Penn Greek Drama Series, this volume offers translations of the great trilogy of the House of Atreus., (Order No: 29638 ), $22.50

46. Strommer, Diane Weltner (edited by), TIME'S DISTRACTIONS: A PLAY FROM THE TIME OF CHARLES I, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, (1976) 1st ed, 119pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890960089 This play is set in the mythical land of Arcadia, a pastoral land of innocent, contented simplicity in a golden age. There live peacefully the virtues--Fortune, Virtue, Honor, Judgment, and others--as well as Time, Age, and Love, all ruled by thier queen, Juno., (Order No: 19820 ), $10.00

47. Sukhovo-Kobylin, Alexander (translated by Robert Magidoff), KRECHINSKY'S WEDDING - A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1961), 105pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 49357 ), $7.50

48. Wycherley, William, THE PLAIN-DEALER - A COMEDY (AS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL) 1677 - A SCOLAR PRESS FACSIMILE, The Scolar Press Limited, Menston, Yorkshire, UK, (1973) 2nd ptg, 96pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0854171258 Reproduced (original size) from a copy in the Bodleian Library., (Order No: 50516 ), $12.50

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