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EDWARD ALBEE'S EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN FROM THE PLAY BY GILES COOPER, Albee, Edward
1 Albee, Edward EDWARD ALBEE'S EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN FROM THE PLAY BY GILES COOPER
New York Atheneum 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name & date on front endpaper -- possibly signed by Jeff Burkhart , a minor screenwriter and member of crews on several Hollywood movies ( for details, please email). Also accompanied by a note (in the same ink) that the owner met Edward Albee at UCLA on March 8, 1968. The dust jacket has several smallish edge nicks, tears and chips along with some light edge wear to the spine ends and some beginning tidemarking to the bottom rear panel. This play was first performed November 16, 1967 at the Plymoth Theatre in New York City, with a cast that included Barbara Bel Geddes, Barry Nelson, Robert Moore, Beatrice Straight, Richard Thomas, Mary K. Wells, Whitfield Connor, M'el Dowd, Tom Aldredge, Charles Baxter, and, Augusta Dabney. 
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THE FLOATING LIGHT BULB, Allen, Woody
2 Allen, Woody THE FLOATING LIGHT BULB
New York Random House 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The top and bottom edges (very edges) of the front and rear boards of the book have some toning / darkening. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of some toning / darkening to the top edges of the flaps. "Woody Allen's third play, his first since Play It Again Sam, is a bittersweet comdey set in a lower-class neighborhood in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn in 1945. Here, Enid and Max Pollack grapple with each other and their unfulfilled dreams as they struggle to make ends meet, while their stuttering teenage son Paul retreats from his fear of people into a world of magical illusions." 
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Hearts Awake The Pixy: A Play, Burr, Amelia Josephine
3 Burr, Amelia Josephine Hearts Awake The Pixy: A Play
New York George H. Doran Company 1919 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
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. 
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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, Caskoden, Edwin (Charles Major)
4 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 Very Good 
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." 
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Christmas Revels A Christmas Festival in Three Parts, Caverly, Millis
5 Caverly, Millis Christmas Revels A Christmas Festival in Three Parts
San Francisco, CA Banner Play Bureau 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a pamphlet / booklet with cardstock cover. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The publisher's name and address has been neatly crossed out on the front cover in pen. The text pages are clean and bright. Miss Millis Caverly was the head of the drama department of Piedmont High School during the 1920's -1930's and she regularly composed plays for her students to perform. This is likely one of them. 
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QUADRILLE A Play in Three Acts, Coward, Noel
6 Coward, Noel QUADRILLE A Play in Three Acts
London, England William Heinemann Ltd. 1952 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some toning / darkening to the edges of the text pages and endpapers and there is a previous owner's inked name stamp on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several small to smallish edge tears, chips to the corners and spine ends and some tape shadows on the front of the dust jacket which match some old tape repairs to the reverse of the dust jacket. There is a 3+ inch long horizontal tear to the top edge of the rear dust jacket and the dust jacket has been price clipped. The dust jacket was designed by Cecil Beaton. This book includes the Dramatis Personae of the cast of the first night showing including John Gill, Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt and scenery and costumes by Cecil Beaton. "As a usual practice, the book version of a play, no matter how important and popular in the world of the theatre, is only produced many months or years after its first performance. In the case of Noel Coward's Quadrille, however, the book of the play follows within a few days of the first night at the Phoenix Theatre in which Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt scored so resounding a success." 
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The Lottery A Play in One Act, Duffield, Brainerd (adapted from a story by Shirley Jackson)
7 Duffield, Brainerd (adapted from a story by Shirley Jackson) The Lottery A Play in One Act
Chicago, IL The Dramatic Publishing Companyu 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Trade PB 
This is a trade paperback edition with thin cardstock covers and has a stapled wrap binding. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This play is based on the 1948 short story version published by the New Yorker Magazine. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a crease to the front cover of the book and some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright, though there is a light crease to the pages as well. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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An Experience of Critics and the Approach to Dramatic Criticism, Fry, Christopher, et al.  (with a Prologue by Alec Guiness)
8 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 Near Fine 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?" 
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Game of Fools A Play (of those fools, by those fools, and for those fools, who stubbornly refuse to perish from this earth), Fugate, James (Barr)
9 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 Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
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." 
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BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, Gershe, Leonard
10 Gershe, Leonard BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
New York Random House 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning to the edges of the text block and to the endpapers. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of some noticeable toning to the rear cover and flap edges. The play was first presented on October 21, 1969 at the Booth Theatre in New York City with a cast that included: Keir Dullea, Blythe Danner, Eileen Heckart, and, Michael Glaser. It was later released as a major motion picture staring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart (who won an Oscar for her performance) and Paul Michael Glaser. 
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Cornered Poets A Book of Dramatic Dialogues, Houseman, Laurence
11 Houseman, Laurence Cornered Poets A Book of Dramatic Dialogues
New York Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1929 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has noticeable fading and there is some beginning edge wear and fraying to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear pastedown page has three small ink stamped stars and some tape remnants. Illustrated with black and white illustrations throughout. "The particular corners in which these poets find themselves are not those, at Westminster and elsewhere, provided by a grateful posterity." 
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Unheard Melody, Kincheloe, Clarence
12 Kincheloe, Clarence Unheard Melody
No Place No Publisher Listed. N.D. 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Good+ 
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." 
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La Cigale Chez Les Fourmis Comedie En Un Acte, Legouve, Mm. Ernest & Eugene Labiche (with English Notes by Alphonse N. Van Daell)
13 Legouve, Mm. Ernest & Eugene Labiche (with English Notes by Alphonse N. Van Daell) La Cigale Chez Les Fourmis Comedie En Un Acte
Boston, MA Ginn & Company, Publishers 1892 Trade Edition Paperback Good 
The text of this booklet is, with the exception of the preface and some notes - ENTIRELY IN FRENCH. This is a small format book / booklet with cardstock covers and a side stitched spine. The book covers are fragile and noticeably toned. There are several small edge nicks and chips missing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though again, somewhat fragile, and there is tidemarking to the top edges of some of the text pages. "The French stage has a large number of bright and witty productions of which comparatively few are known to the American public, and fewer still available for class uses. The names of Legouve and Labiche are seldom heard on this side of the Atlantic, although they are household words in France. "Gabriel Jean Baptiste Ernest Wilfrid Legouvé (14 February 1807 – 14 March 1903) was a French dramatist...Legouvé wrote considerably for the stage, and in 1849 he collaborated with A. E. Scribe in Adrienne Lecouvreur. In 1855 he brought out his tragedy of Médée, the success of which had much to do with his election to the Académie française. He succeeded to the fauteuil of J. A. Ancelot, and was received by Flourens, who dwelt on the plays of Legouvé as his principal claim to consideration." 
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Fenris the Wolf A Tragedy, Mackaye, Percy
14 Mackaye, Percy Fenris the Wolf A Tragedy
New York MacMillan Company 1905 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
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." 
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George Bernard Shaw  His Plays, Mencken, Henry L.
15 Mencken, Henry L. George Bernard Shaw His Plays
Boston, MA John W. Luce & Co. 1905 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
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..." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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After the Fall A Play in Two Acts, Miller, Arthur
16 Miller, Arthur After the Fall A Play in Two Acts
New York Viking Press 1964 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some light, but noticeable toning. The dust jacket is clean and mostly bright, but does have some toning to the spine, spine joints and edges of the front and rear panels. "Commissioned for the opening production of the new Lincoln Center Repertory Company, After the Fall, a major work, is Arthur Miller's first full-length play since A View from the Bridge was produced on Broadway six years before." 
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Kennedy's Children A Play in Two Acts, Patrick, Robert
17 Patrick, Robert Kennedy's Children A Play in Two Acts
New York Random House 1976 0394402618 / 9780394402611 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading to the top and bottom edges of the boards. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The time is Valentine's Day, 1974; the place is a New York City bar, where five extraordinary characters relive their experiences of the past decade." 
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THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN A Screenplay, Pinter, Harold (With a foreword by John Fowles)
18 Pinter, Harold (With a foreword by John Fowles) THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN A Screenplay
Boston, MA Little Brown & Co 1981 0316708518 / 9780316708517 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Remainder 
Spine ends & corners of book cover have extremely light bumping & rubbing. Maroon paper covered boards have a gray cloth spine with red gilt lettering to the spine of the book. Text pages are clean & bright. Endpapers are a solid gray color. There is a thin black ink remainder mark on the top edge of the text block. There is some spotting to the copyright page which appears to be a problem with the paper (some sort of publishing error). Spine ends & corners of dust jacket have a bit of very light bumping & rubbing. Overall, a nice bright copy. "Renowned playwright Harold Pinter has written a superb screenplay from John Fowles best-selling novel of love and transgression in Victorian England, The French Lieutenant's Woman. Pinter's script is not - a mere version of my novel - writes Fowles in his foreword, - but the blueprint of a brilliant metaphor for it - that stands admirably on its own as a skillful, dramatic, and original work. " 
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Night of January 16th A Comedy-Drama in Three Acts, Rand, Ayn (edited by Nathaniel Edward Reeid)
19 Rand, Ayn (edited by Nathaniel Edward Reeid) Night of January 16th A Comedy-Drama in Three Acts
New York Longmans, Green and Co. 1936 6th Printing Paperback Very Good 
This is the original 1936 edition of the play script (which followed the version that was originally entitiled "Woman on Trial". This is a small paperback / booklet with blue cardstock covers and a side stapled binding. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have toning and foxing along with some edge wear, creasing and small spots of rubbing / paper loss. The text pages are mostly clean and bright and there is an ink stamp of the Banner Play Bureau, Inc (of San Francisco) on the title page. Scarce in this format. 
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Cyrano De Bergerac, Rostand, Edmond (translation by Helen B. Dole)
20 Rostand, Edmond (translation by Helen B. Dole) Cyrano De Bergerac
New York Illustrated Editions Company 1931 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Nino Carbe 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy includes numerous illustrations by Nino Carbe. "Many who read this book will read it with a memory of the play as they have seen it. And such is the sweep of the play, so thrilling is Cyrano to the contemplation, that no reader or hearer will ask where or how." 
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