On this page you can browse the 101 books about the theater that are in stock as of January 4, 2011 at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, NH. Related areas that you may wish to browse include: Hollywood related titles, and Radio and Television which are on separate pages. See a title you would like? Simply make a note of the Order No(s)., and you can place an order at any time, thank you, RAY

1. Adler, Irene, I REMEMBER JIMMY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JIMMY DURANTE, Arlington House Publishers, New York, (1980), B&W photographs, 189pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870004832, (Order No: 8481 ), $8.00

2. Agate, James, PLAYGOING: AN ESSAY, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1927 1st ed, 83pp, good+, black cloth spine, purple paper covered boards, hardcover, (Order No: 36473 ), $5.00

3. Artists Equity Fund, Inc. - Artists Equity Association, IMPROVISATIONS 1956 - BAL FANTASTIQUE MASQUERADE MAY 18, 1956, HOTEL ASTOR - ARTISTS EQUITY MASQUERADE, FRIDAY, MAY 18, Artists Equity Fund, Inc., New York, 1956, color illustrations, good, spiral bound wraps (softcover), Collectible program of the 1956 annual ball. The eight pages of the program are followed by over fifty advertisements done by noted artists of the day who were given "full reign" in creating their illustrations. Internally a very good copy, but the covers are good with light soiling and edgewear. UNCOMMON, (Order No: 59375 ), $250.00

4. 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

5. Barton, Andrew (Pseudonym of Thomas Forrest) (edited and annotated by David Mays), THE DISAPPOINTMENT OR, THE FORCE OF CREDULITY - A CRITICAL EDITION OF THE FIRST AMERICAN DRAMA, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1976, 132pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813005620 In April 1767 the American Company of Comedians announced the forthcoming production of a new comic opera by Andrew Barton in its new theater near Philadelphia. Two days before it opened, the Pennsylvania Gazette annouced its cancellation, describing the play as "unfit for the stage.", (Order No: 56658 ), $12.50

6. Bernard, John, RETROSPECTIONS OF AMERICA; 1797-1811, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1887, 10 B&W ill. LACKS FRONTIS, 380pp, ads, good, brown cloth (hardcover), A bright English comedian, and one of the earliest of American stage managers in the US. A memoir of his travels in America., (Order No: 12285 ), $20.00

7. Bernhardt, Sarah & Lesberg, Sandy (edited and with an intro by), THE MEMOIRS OF SARAH BERNHARDT: EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH THE FIRST AMERICAN TOUR, AND HER NOVELLA IN THE CLOUDS, Peebles Press, New York, (1977), over 60 B&W ill., 256pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0672523558 These intimate memoirs, written by one of the great theatrical personalities of all time, give an engaging account of her brilliant career on the stage, as well as a fascinating glimpse into the tender and vulnerable growing-up years of the legendary Bernhardt. Includes the first English publication of her only novel In the Clouds., (Order No: 13586 ), $4.50

8. Boas, Frederick S., QUEEN ELIZABETH IN DRAMA: AND RELATED STUDIES, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, (1950), 212pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The essays in this volume have as their central figures Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare., (Order No: 52265 ), $5.00

9. Bronner, Edwin, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE, 1900-1975, A. S. Barnes & Company, Inc., San Diego, CA, (1980) 1st ed, 659pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498012190 This encyclopedia contains concise reviews and summaries, alphabetically arranged by title, of over 2,000 plays produced on and off-Broadway from 1900 to 1975., (Order No: 18171 ), $6.00

10. Carson, William G. B. (with a new introduction by the author), THE THEATRE ON THE FRONTIER: THE EARLY YEARS OF THE ST. LOUIS STAGE, Benjamin Blom, New York, (1965) 2nd ed, B&W frontis, B&W ill., 361pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), First published in 1932., (Order No: 31326 ), $7.50

11. Carson, William G. B., DEAR JOSEPHINE: THE THEATRICAL CAREER OF JOSEPHINE HULL, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1963) 1st ed, 313pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 35332 ), $5.00

12. Carter, Randolph, THE WORLD OF FLO ZIEGFELD, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1974), B&W and color ill., 176pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0275199906 Lorenzo the Magnificent or a witch doctor presiding over tribal dances--Flo Ziegfeld has been compared to both. Certainly the period in which he lived--a world of bizarre yet naive impulses and precarious wealth--is vividly mirrored in the extravagances of his life., (Order No: 17990 ), $5.00

13. Cheuse, Alan and Koffler, Richard (edited by), THE RARER ACTION: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF FRANCIS FERGUSSON, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1970), 384pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813506700 The range of essays under scrutiny here is from Euripidean comedy to the new theater, from Dante's Commedia to Unamuno's romantic tragedy, from Tasso's Clorinda in Elizabethan and romantic garb to the translated poems of Zbigniew Herbert., (Order No: 16285 ), $5.00

14. Christiansen, Richard (foreword by Brian Dennehy), A THEATER OF OUR OWN: A HISTORY AND A MEMOIR OF 1,001 NIGHTS IN CHICAGO, Northwestern University Pr., Evanston, IL, (2004) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 317pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810120410 Chronicles the Chicago theater world from its earliest days in the 1830s through its successes in the new millennium., (Order No: 55545 ), $7.50

15. Cibber, Colley, AN APOLOGY FOR THE LIFE OF MR. COLLEY CIBBER, COMEDIAN, AND LATE PATENTEE OF THE THEATRE-ROYAL. ..., Printed by John Watts, London, 1740 2nd ed, 488pp, very good++, bound 1971 in full leather in clamshell box, "...WITH AN HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE STAGE DURING HIS OWN TIME. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF." Handsomely bound in full black leather with nice gilt stampings in a clamshell box with black spine and red cloth., (Order No: 44170 ), $275.00

16. Clapp, Henry Austin, REMINISCENCES OF A DRAMATIC CRITIC: WITH AN ESSAY ON THE ART OF HENRY IRVING, Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston, MA, 1902, B&W illustrations, 242pp, good+, dark green cloth, teg (hardcover), "The author has chronicled merely those recollections which, for any reason or no reason, have remained most vivid in his memory.", (Order No: 29376 ), $9.50

17. Comden, Betty, OFF STAGE, Simon & Schuster, New York, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 272pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0671705792 In this autobiographical collage by one of the legendary lights of Broadway, lyricist, playwright, screenwriter, and performer Betty Comden takes an exuberant, sometimes rueful look back at a lifetime of successes and disappointments, of tragedy and joy, of people who came into her life and changed it forever, and of staying on, alone, when those others were gone., (Order No: 36120 ), $5.00

18. Coote, Albert W., FOUR VINTAGE DECADES: THE PERFORMING ARTS IN HARTFORD, 1930-1970, Huntington, Hartford, CT, (1970), B&W illustrations, 378pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume unfolds a 40-year panorama of music, theater, ballet and other cultural entertainment in the Hartford community. Chronicled are the activities of the Hartford Symphony, Connecticut Opera, Stage Company, Hartford Ballet and myriad other organizations: groups professional and amateur, past and current, major and minor. It also describes the work of the principal music schools and the course of theater and music on campuses., (Order No: 14650 ), $5.00

19. Cotes, Peter, A HANDBOOK FOR THE AMATEUR THEATRE, Oldbourne Press, London, (1957), B&W illustrations, 424pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 5616 ), $5.00

20. Courtney, Sister Marie-Therese, EDWARD MARTYN AND THE IRISH THEATRE, Vantage Press, New York, (1956) 1st ed, B&W frontis, 188pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A study of Edward Martyn's contributions, both as organizer and playwright., (Order No: 35536 ), $8.00

21. Covarrubias, Miguel (text and drawings by) (photographs by Rose Covarrubias), THE THEATRE IN BALI -- THEATRE ARTS MONTHLY: AUGUST, 1936, VOL. XX, NO. 8, Theater Arts, Inc., New York, 1936, B&W illustrations, p571-p662, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 59804 ), $60.00

22. Creizenach, Wilhelm, THE ENGLISH DRAMA IN THE AGE OF SHAKESPEARE, Russell & Russell, New York, (1967), 3 B&W illustrations, 454pp, very good++, blue cloth (hardcover), First published in 1916. This book corresponds to Books I.-VIII. of the fourth volume of Geschichte des neueren Dramas, by Wilhelm Creizenach, formerly Professor at the University of Cracow, Poland. These Books contain a general account of Elizabethan drama and the conditions under which it flourished., (Order No: 14525 ), $9.50

23. Cruise, Boyd and Harton, Merle, SIGNOR FARANTA'S IRON THEATRE, Historic New Orleans Coll., New Orleans, LA, (1982) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 144pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0917860136 Signor Faranta (the pseudonym of contortionist and showman Frederick William Stempel) began his career in New Orleans in 1883 with a borrowed tent, borrowed money, and much ingenuity; he became the owner of one of the most successful variety theaters in the city., (Order No: 40654 ), $8.00

24. Davis, Fitzroy [Salesman's Dummy Sample], QUICKSILVER - A NOVEL OF THE THEATER -- [SALESMAN'S SAMPLE], The Macmillan Company, New York, 1941 1st ptg, 4pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), NOTE -- THIS IS THE SALEMAN'S SAMPLE BOOK with a second dustjacket affixed to the front paste down to fold-out; contents lists chapters and page numbers are simply 000, and this is followed by the first four pages of Chapter I. UNIQUE !, (Order No: 59589 ), $65.00

25. Davis, R. G. (introduction by Robert Scheer), THE SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE: THE FIRST TEN YEARS, Ramparts Press, Palo Alto, CA, (1975) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 220pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0878670599, (Order No: 59962 ), $7.50

26. Derwent, Clarence, THE DERWENT STORY: MY FIRST FIFTY YEARS IN THE THEATRE IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Henry Schuman, New York, (1953), 50 B&W photographs, 304pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Here are Mr. Derwent's impressions of the fluctuating fortunes of the living theatre, his friendships with many of the great personalities of the stage in England and America--his own successes and failures as actor and director over the half century., (Order No: 18056 ), $5.00

27. Downer, Alan S., THE EMINENT TRAGEDIAN: WILLIAM CHARLES MACREADY, Harvary University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1966, B&W illustrations, 392pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 60529 ), $6.00

28. Drew, John (with a foreword by Booth Tarkington), MY YEARS ON THE STAGE, E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, (1922) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 242pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket) clean and tight, The author, for good measure, has generously sprinkled in anecdotes and good stories about familiar figures of stageland and the world at large, told intimately and genially, as "among friends.", (Order No: 29711 ), $5.00

29. Driver, Tom F., ROMANTIC QUEST AND MODERN QUERY: A HISTORY OF THE MODERN THEATRE, Delacorte Press, New York, (1970) 1st ed, 493pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This study traces, across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of the modern theater in what is a remarkably intriguing and suggestive exploration of the roots and bases of man's search for self-understanding., (Order No: 17379 ), $5.00

30. Ebon, Martin (editor), FIVE CHINESE COMMUNIST PLAYS, The John Day Company, New York, (1975), 328pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0381982815 Martin Ebon has selected five of the best and most representative plays of the current Chinese theater; The White-Haired Girl, The Red Detachment of Women, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, The Red Lantern, and Azalea Mountain. Through these plays and the text accompanying them, it is possible to gain new understanding and insight into Chinese culture, philosophy, and history. They demonstrate the importance of politics in Chinese thought, and entertainment in Chinese life., (Order No: 14036 ), $5.00

31. Eckey, Lorelei F.; Schoyer, Maxine Allen & Schoyer, William T., 1, 001 BROADWAYS: HOMETOWN TALENT ON STAGE, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, (1982) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 143pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813812841 Tracing the life of dramatic coach Franceswayne Allen, this book describes an exciting, almost forgotten phenomenon of early twentieth-century American and theatrical history-the home talent show., (Order No: 13870 ), $7.50

32. Edwards, Anne, THE DEMILLES - AN AMERICAN FAMILY, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1988), 132 ill., inc. 32 color plts, 248pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810911442, (Order No: 8485 ), $5.00

33. Egan, Pierce, THE LIFE OF AN ACTOR, Pickering and Chatto, London, 1892, 27 hand-colored plates, 257pp, very good+, rebound in red cloth (hardcover), "The Poetical Descriptions by T. Greenwood." Embellished with twenty-seven characteristic scenes (hand-colored) etched by Theodore Lane., (Order No: 38562 ), $175.00

34. Engel, Lehman, THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER, CBS Legacy Collection Book, New York, (1967), B&W illustrations, 236pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 6946 ), $7.00

35. Epstein, Helen, JOE PAPP: AN AMERICAN LIFE, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1994) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 554pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0316246042 A compassionate portrait of this impassioned idealist and quintessential American figure., (Order No: 49316 ), $5.00

36. Evans, Gareth Lloyd, THE LANGUAGE OF MODERN DRAMA, Dent, London, (1977), B&W and color illustrations, 252pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0460109006 In this study of British and American drama in the twentieth century, the author examines the concepts of drama and dramatist and the unique way in which the true playwright uses words., (Order No: 17183 ), $10.00

37. Ewen, David, THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MUSICAL THEATER, Chilton Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1961) 1st ed, 268pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) w/ review slip, Here is a rich and eventful panorama of musical entertainment in this country. We are introduced to the earliest forms of indigenous musical theater-the burlesque and the minstrel show. We see the birth of American comic opera and American operetta and are shown how the revue, the musical comedy, and the musical play came into being., (Order No: 12567 ), $6.00

38. Fuoss, Kirk W., STRIKING PERFORMANCES/PERFORMING STRIKES, Univ. Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, (1997), 203pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0878059148 A look at how two groups of strikers promoted their agendas by mock performances., (Order No: 37894 ), $5.00

39. Gielgud, Sir John, DISTINGUISHED COMPANY, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, (1973), B&W illustrations, 179pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385045638 One of the most distinguished theatre personalities of this century presents a vivid album of the celebrated actors and actresses he has known--both on and off the stage., (Order No: 16363 ), $4.50

40. Goldman, Emma (introduction by Harry G. Carlson) (preface by Erika Munk), THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MODERN DRAMA, Applause Theatre Book Publ., New York, (1987), 174pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0936839619 First published in 1914., (Order No: 59774 ), $6.00

41. Goodwin, Tim (written and compiled by), BRITAIN'S ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE - THE FIRST 25 YEARS, National Theatre of G. B., London, 1988, B&W and color illustrations, 108pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1854590057 The story of the National Theater told year by year., (Order No: 57576 ), $6.00

42. Green, Stanley, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1976), 488pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396072216 A reference guide to over 2,000 performers, writers, directors, productions and songs of the musical stage both in New York and London., (Order No: 43684 ), $6.00

43. Hayman, Ronald, JOHN GIELGUD, Random House, New York, (1971) 1st ed, B&W ill., 276pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394464869 A biography of Sir John, concentrating on the events, the performances, and the critics that shaped young Gielgud's career., (Order No: 33577 ), $4.50

44. Huggett, Richard, THE TRUTH ABOUT PYGMALION, Random House, New York, (1969) 1st Amer, B&W illustrations, 195pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "A vivacious, witty account of the scandal that surrounded the original production of PYGMALION, which involved three of the most outrageous egos the theatre has ever produced: George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree.", (Order No: 13564 ), $4.50

45. Huret, Jules (preface by Edmond Rostand) (translated from the French by G. A. Raper), SARAH BERNHARDT, Chapman & Hall, Ltd., London, 1899, B&W illustrations, 192pp, good+, decorated tan cloth (hardcover), A nice contemporary biography of the actress and her career., (Order No: 52548 ), $40.00

46. Immoos, Thomas and Mayer, Fred, JAPANESE THEATRE, Rizzoli, New York, (1977), B&W and color illustrations, 194pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0847801233 This magnificently produced book is a collaborative study in words and pictures of the major forms of Japanese theatre: Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku and Bugaku., (Order No: 52416 ), $10.00

47. Kahn, Jr., E. J., THE MERRY PARTNERS: THE AGE AND STAGE OF HARRIGAN & HART, Random House, New York, (1955), B&W illustrations, 302pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 4745 ), $5.00

48. Kelly, Kevin, ONE SINGULAR SENSATION: THE MICHAEL BENNETT STORY, Doubleday, New York, (1990) 1st ed, B&W ill., 329pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), signed by the author, ISBN 038526125X The first book on Michael Bennett that moves beyond the making of A CHORUS LINE to explore the man behind the musical., (Order No: 32172 ), $5.00

49. Kernan, Alvin, SHAKESPEARE, THE KING'S PLAYWRIGHT: THEATER IN THE STUART COURT 1603-1613, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1995) 1st ptg, 29 B&W ill., 230pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300061811 Alvin Kernan looks at Shakespeare as a patronage playwright whose work after 1603 focused on the main concerns of his royal patron: divine-right kingship in Lear, the corruption of the court in Antony, the difficulties of the old military aristocracy in Coriolanus, and other vital matters. Kernan believes Shakespeare was a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who sought the most satisfactory way of adjusting his art to court needs., (Order No: 9642 ), $7.50

50. Klaf, Franklin S. (introduction by John Gassner), STRINDBERG: THE ORIGIN OF PSYCHOLOGY IN MODERN DRAMA, The Citadel Press, New York, (1963) 1st ed, B&W frontis, 192pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "An analysis of the great Swedish playwright and his writings by an author who is himself a psychiatrist." At the height of his career, Strindberg became psychotic and left a series of autobiographical books that represent the finest protrayal of mental illness in world literature., (Order No: 16309 ), $5.00

51. Knapp, Bettina Liebowitz (with a foreword by Michael Redgrave), LOUIS JOUVET: MAN OF THE THEATRE, Columbia University Press, New York, 1957, B&W ill., 345pp, very good w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), From the perspective of five years after his death, Mrs. Knapp has produced the first full-length biography in English of this dynamic personality., (Order No: 33981 ), $6.50

52. Kolin, Philip C. (editor), SHAKESPEARE IN THE SOUTH: ESSAYS ON PERFORMANCE, University Press of Miss., Jackson, MS, (1983), B&W illustrations, 297pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0878051856 A study of the plentiful evidence throughout the history of the American south that Shakespearean plays have been among the favorites to be performed with success on southern stages. The thirteen essays in this collection seek both to document and to evaluate these performances from colonial to contemporary times., (Order No: 13572 ), $6.00

53. Kraft, Hy, ON MY WAY TO THE THEATER, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1971) 1st ptg, B&W ill., 216pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) fold on page 79, A lifetime's stroll from New York's Lower East Side to Broadway, with side trips to Hollywood, London, and Washington, D.C., and singular associations with Victor Herbert, Theodore Dreiser, Sinclair Lewis, and the House Un-American Activities Committee., (Order No: 34307 ), $5.00

54. Lambeth, Cheralyn, HAUNTED THEATERS OF THE CAROLINAS, Schiffer Publishing Co., Atrglen, PA, (2009), B&W illustrations, 157pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 9780764333279, (Order No: 60398 ), $8.00

55. Levin, Harry, PLAYBOYS AND KILLJOYS - AN ESSAY ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMEDY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1987 1st ptg, 214pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscription FFEP, ISBN 0195048563 An original study of the whole world of comedy concentrating on playwrights through the centuries., (Order No: 50346 ), $4.00

56. Levin, Richard, NEW READINGS VS. OLD PLAYS: RECENT TRENDS IN THE REINTERPRETATION OF ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1979), 277pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0226475204 This book challenges the thematic, ironic, and historical critical approaches which have dominated contemporary criticism of English Renaissance drama and have resulted in a bewildering proliferation of "new readings.", (Order No: 13819 ), $6.50

57. Little, Stuart W., ENTER JOSEPH PAPP: IN SEARCH OF A NEW AMERICAN THEATER, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, (1974), 320pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0698105937 In this intimate portrait, Stuart Little follows Papp as he maneuvers his theater into national television and at the same time moves from small off Broadway stages to Broadway and from Broadway to Lincoln Center., (Order No: 49655 ), $5.00

58. Loftis, John (edited by), RICHARD STEELE'S THE THEATRE, 1720, Oxford at the Clarendon Pr., London, 1962, 147pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) small stain on top and bottom edge, A record of Steele's thought at the end of his career, a record of his final position on a number of subjects with which he had been preoccupied throughout his mature years., (Order No: 33691 ), $14.50

59. Lyon, James K., BERTOLT BRECHT IN AMERICA, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1980), 27 B&W ill., 408pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691064431 The author explores Brecht's activities as a Hollywood writer, a playwright determined to conquer Broadway, a political commentator and activist, a social observer, and an exile in an alien land., (Order No: 23268 ), $6.00

60. Macqueen-Pope, W., THEATREGOER'S LONDON, London Transport, London, (1959), 121pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41320 ), $8.00

61. Marshall, Herbert (introduction by Harold Clurman), THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN THEATRE, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1977), B&W illustrations, 208pp, good+ w/very lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517520206 In pictures and text, this unique book covers the history of the Russian theatre from its early beginnings in the Middle Ages, when there were traveling clowns and buffoons, to today's censure-defying dramas., (Order No: 43216 ), $17.50

62. McCall, Dorothy, THE THEATRE OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, Columbia University Press, New York, (1971) 2nd ptg, 195pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover) w/tissue dustjacket, ISBN 0231086571, (Order No: 38379 ), $5.00

63. McCleery, Albert and Glick, Carl, CURTAINS GOING UP, Pitman Publishing Corp., New York, (1939), B&W ill., 412pp, good, decorated cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Theatre Americana., (Order No: 35729 ), $7.50

64. Miller, J. William, MODERN PLAYWRIGHTS AT WORK: VOLUME I, Samuel French, Inc., New York, (1968), 576pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Chapters on: Henrik Isben; August Strindberg; Anton Chekhov; Bernard Shaw; John Galsworth; Luigi Pirandello; Eugene O'Neill; and, Tennessee Williams as revealed in personal letters, interviews, speeches, note-books, work, and the testimony of representative critics and biographers as well as friends, family and employees., (Order No: 38284 ), $7.50

65. Mosel, Tad (with Gertrude Macy) (foreword by Martha Graham), LEADING LADY: THE WORLD AND THEATRE OF KATHARINE CORNELL, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1978) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 534pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0316585378, (Order No: 60532 ), $5.00

66. Musser, Paul H., JAMES NELSON BARKER: 1784-1858, WITH A REPRINT OF HIS COMEDY TEARS AND SMILES, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1929, 230pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover) (dustjacket panels cut & laid in), This biography portrays Barker as a man of many talents, devoted to public service. A group of letters, charming in anecdote and observation, written from Washington during the Madison administration, are published for the first time. TEARS AND SMILES, a comedy of American humor--is also reprinted., (Order No: 18595 ), $10.00

67. Nolte, Fred O., THE EARLY MIDDLE CLASS DRAMA (1696-1774), Lancaster Press, Inc., Lancaster, PA, 1935, 213pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover), Establishes a historical and particularly a critical fixation of the early middle class drama in England, France, and Germany., (Order No: 38301 ), $15.00

68. Osborne, Richard, BORN ON BROADWAY, Bock Publishing, Burlingame, CA, 1980, B&W illustrations, 153pp, index, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Dick tells it like it was...show business in New York!, (Order No: 24932 ), $7.50

69. Parsons, Mrs. Clement, GARRICK AND HIS CIRCLE, G. P. Putnam's Sons/Methuen, New York/London, 1906, 36 B&W ill., 417pp, good++, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), "This book is scarcely, in the strict sense, a biography, for the sequence of years does not constitute its main thread. My aim has been to make each one of a series vignettes illustrate Garrick's character or career in contact with this or that group of outside characters or events.", (Order No: 29600 ), $6.00

70. Peters, Margot, MRS PAT: THE LIFE OF MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1984 1st ed, B&W ill., 534pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394521897 In this biography, the author explores Mrs. Pat's professional and personal lives to reveal the singular combination of characteristics and circumstance that made her one of the most diverting and compelling figures the modern theatre has produced., (Order No: 32187 ), $5.00

71. Poland, Albert and Mailman, Bruce (edited by), THE OFF OFF BROADWAY BOOK - THE PLAYS, PEOPLE, THEATRE, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, (1972), 543pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 067252046X "A definitive off off Broadway anthology.", (Order No: 59161 ), $15.00

72. Priestley, J. B., PARTICULAR PLEASURES: BEING A PERSONAL RECORD OF SOME VARIED ARTS AND MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS, Stein and Day Publishers, New York, (1975) 1st ptg, B&W and color ill., 192pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812818733 As a personal and selective counterpart to Clark's Civilisation, Priestley, with his intimate practical knowledge of the theatre, gives us exquisitely executed vignettes of the great stage and screen performances of the past seventy years, as vivid a tableau of the theatre as one can imagine., (Order No: 12140 ), $5.00

73. Rabkin, Gerald, DRAMA AND COMMITMENT: POLITICS IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE OF THE THIRTIES, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 1964, 322pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Analyzes the work of five important playwrights of the period - Lawson, Odets, Behrman, Rice, and Anderson - with a view to determining the effect of political commitment upon the achievement of the individual playwright., (Order No: 37269 ), $10.00

74. Raymond, Jack, SHOW MUSIC ON RECORD FROM THE 1890S TO THE 1980S, Frederick Ungar Publ., Co., New York, (1982), B&W photographs, 253pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804457743 Nearly 4,000 shows and musical films are represented in a comprehensive list of original cast and studio cast performances issued on commercial phonograph records, covering music of the American stage, screen, and television, with composer performances and other selected collateral recordings., (Order No: 14189 ), $7.50

75. Resnik, Muriel; and, Litwin, Wallace, SON OF ANY WEDNESDAY: THE MAKING OF A BROADWAY HIT, Stein and Day Publishers, New York, (1965), photos by Wallace Litwin, 237pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by authors, "Any Wednesday" was doomed to Broadway disaster by those in the know; this book records the long theatrical trip to a surprise ending: smash-hit., (Order No: 17967 ), $10.00

76. Rich, Frank, GHOST LIGHT: A MEMOIR, Random House, New York, (2000) 1st ed, 321pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0679452990 Frank Rich's eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world., (Order No: 32540 ), $3.50

77. Richtman, Jack, ADRIENNE LECOUVREUR: THE ACTRESS AND THE AGE, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1971), B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0130086983 This biography explores the classic glamour and magnetism of the intrepid actress and her age. Here is the life, loves, and accomplishments of Adrienne Lecouvreur., (Order No: 16258 ), $4.50

78. Ristori, Adelaide (rendered into English by G. Mantellini; biographical appendix by L. D. Ventura), MEMOIRS AND ARTISTIC STUDIES OF ADELAIDE RISTORI, Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1907 1st ed, B&W ill., 263pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover) light stain along gutters, The Marchesa Capranica del Grillo, better known as Adelaide Ristori, died in Rome, Italy, the 9th of October, 1906, aged 84. Her life was full of vivid contrasts; a life which, even apart from its stage aspects, was more than ordinarily full of colour., (Order No: 35488 ), $10.00

79. Rollins, Hyder E., A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COMMONWEALTH DRAMA, Chapel Hill, NC, (1921) 1st ed, 67pp, very good, wraps (softcover), A history of the ballad. The author has printed in full most of the documents he cites., (Order No: 45824 ), $15.00

80. Sices, David, THEATER OF SOLITUDE: THE DRAMA OF ALFRED DE MUSSET, Univ. Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1974, 268pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087451083X This book is a biographical, historical, and analytic introduction to Musset's artistic development as a playwright and to his place in the context of the European literary scene., (Order No: 33078 ), $7.50

81. Skinner, Cornelia Otis, LIFE WITH LINDSAY & CROUSE, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1976 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 242pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395245117 The story of the friendship that created THE SOUND OF MUSIC, LIFE WITH FATHER, CALL ME MADAM, and many other hits., (Order No: 21897 ), $4.50

82. Skinner, Otis, FOOTLIGHTS AND SPOTLIGHTS: RECOLLECTIONS OF MY LIFE ON THE STAGE, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, (1924), color frontis, B&W ill., 367pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 29641 ), $5.00

83. Smith, Cecil, MUSICAL COMEDY IN AMERICA, Theatre Arts Books, New York, (1950), 64 B&W ill., 374pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This is the story of glamorous personalities, the hilarious panorama of shows--minstrels, pantomimes, burlesques, light operas, revues, and true musical comedies--of the tunes and lyrics that are fused with the nation's pleasantest memories., (Order No: 17466 ), $7.50

84. Smith, Winifred, ITALIAN ACTORS OF THE RENAISSANCE, Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1930, B&W illustrations, 204pp, good, blue cloth spine, paper covered boards (hardcover), This volume presents a few of the outstanding and picturesque figures in the Italian theater during and shortly after Shakespeare's lifetime., (Order No: 30278 ), $7.50

85. Solomos, Alexis (translation and adaptation by Alexis Solomos and Marvin Felheim), THE LIVING ARISTOPHANES, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1974), 320pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0472087983 Written by a noted Greek director of Aristophanic comedy, this book offers a unique and refreshing approach to the eleven extant plays of the great dramatist. The author's purpose is to bring Aristophanes to life for the modern theater., (Order No: 14829 ), $4.50

86. Steen, Marguerite, A PRIDE OF TERRYS - FAMILY SAGA, Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd, London, (1962), B&W illustrations, 412pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The saga of the family which has dominated the English theatre for more than a hundred years., (Order No: 60189 ), $7.50

87. Stewart, George Woodbridge (edited by), THE PLAYERS AFTER 75 YEARS, The Players, New York, (1968), B&W illustrations, 267pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover) errata slip laid in, Founded in 1888, "this book is an attempt to note the nature and composition of The Players from 1938 to 1963." The Fiftieth Anniversary Book covered the history from 1888 to 1938., (Order No: 50462 ), $5.00

88. Stratman, Carl J., AMERICAN THEATRICAL PERIODICALS, 1798-1967 - A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1970, 133pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0822302284 This bibliography is the first attempt to compile information on American theatrical periodicals published from the time of the first such magazine in 1798 to 1967., (Order No: 55694 ), $6.00

89. Sutro, John (edited by), DIVERSION: TWENTY-TWO AUTHORS ON THE LIVELY ARTS, Max Parrish, London, (1950), B&W ill., 224pp, good, salmon colored cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 32699 ), $5.00

90. Taylor, Jerome and Nelson, Alan H. (edited by), MEDIEVAL ENGLISH DRAMA: ESSAYS CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1972), B&W illustrations, 351pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0226791467 This collection of essays takes the first crucial steps toward dealing with the varieties of medieval ritual and drama in their own terms., (Order No: 48840 ), $5.00

91. Tyler, George C. (in collaboration with J. C. Furnas) (with a word of introduction by Booth Tarkington), WHATEVER GOES UP: THE HAZARDOUS FORTUNES OF A NATURAL BORN GAMBLER, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, (1934) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 317pp, very good, red cloth (dustjacket cut and laid in) author signed, A gallant record of a man to whom the theatre was a glorious way of living life to the full. Signed by the author on blank leaf tipped in., (Order No: 22907 ), $6.00

92. Valency, Maurice, THE END OF THE WORLD: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY DRAMA, Oxford University Press, New York, 1980, 469pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 019502639X From Cubism to Surrealism, Symbolism has been at the core of everything specifically modern in modern art. Beginning with Mallarme and ending with Beckett, the author traces the influence of Symbolism in the development of twentieth-century drama., (Order No: 14038 ), $5.00

93. Vaughan, Stuart, A POSSIBLE THEATRE: THE EXPERIENCES OF A PIONEER DIRECTOR IN AMERICA'S RESIDENT THEATRE, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, (1969) 1st ed, 257pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The story of three major theatre projects in America: the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Phoenix Theatre, and the Seattle Repertory Theatre., (Order No: 37921 ), $5.00

94. Viagas, Robert; Lee, Baayork; and, Walsh, Thommie (with the entire original cast) - warmly inscribed by all three authors, ON THE LINE: THE CREATION OF A CHORUS LINE, William Morrow and Company, New York, (1990) 2nd ptg, B&W ill., 367pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 068808429X The true and intimate, heartfelt story of A CHORUS LINE, honestly told by the performers who created it and lived one of the most extraordinary phenomena in the history of show business. NOTE - This copy is warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper by ALL THREE AUTHORS "to Jerry" [Jerry Herman]., (Order No: 32234 ), $75.00

95. Vossler, Karl (translated by Isabel and Florence McHugh), JEAN RACINE: A STUDY OF THE GREAT FRENCH DRAMATIST, AUTHOR OF PHEDRE AND ANDROMAQUE, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1972), 158pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080442951 The life, the time, the thought, and the works of Jean Racine., (Order No: 15207 ), $5.00

96. Webb, Nancy & Webb, Jean Francis, WILL SHAKESPEARE AND HIS AMERICA, The Viking Press, New York, (1964), B&W illustrations, 318pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Nancy and Jean Webb have written what is undoubtedly the most readable, as well as accurate, account of the beginnings of the American stage in Will Shakespeare and His America. This lively and informative view of Shakespeare and his America shows how the New World influenced the Bard's thought and writing and traces the colorful history of Shakespearean performances in America. Illustrated by Emil Weiss., (Order No: 9506 ), $4.00

97. Wickham, Glynne, A HISTORY OF THE THEATRE, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, (1985), B&W and color illustrations, 264pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0521306515 To outline in a single volume the development of drama over the past 3,000 years requires a clear vision and a deep involvement on the part of the author. "Covers 3,000 years of theatre history; includes opera, ballet, cinema and spectacle; Eastern and Western drama compared and contrasted; the actor's place in society examined and explained.", (Order No: 50684 ), $6.00

98. Williams, Emlyn, EMLYN AN EARLY AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1927-1935, The Viking Press, New York, (1974), 424pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670292958, (Order No: 46150 ), $4.00

99. Willis, John, THEATRE WORLD: 1983-1984 SEASON, VOLUME 40, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1985), 500 B&W photographs, 255pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517556812 The Complete Pictorial and Statistical Record of the 1983-1984 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season with 500 Dramatic Photographs., (Order No: 35622 ), $7.50

100. Wilson, F. P. (edited with a bibliography by G. K. Hunter), THE ENGLISH DRAMA, 1485-1585, Oxford University Press, New York, 1969, 244pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume represents less than half of the projected history of 'Elizabethan' drama which the late Professor F. P. Wilson was working on at the time of his death in 1963. It begins where Volume II, Part 2, by the late Sir Edmund Chambers, left off--at the accession of Henry VII., (Order No: 34372 ), $5.00

101. Wilson, Francis, JOSEPH JEFFERSON: REMINISCENCES OF A FELLOW PLAYER, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1906, B&W illustrations, 354pp, good, green cloth w/gilt stampings, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 19512 ), $6.00

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