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1 Cassell Companion to Theatre
London Cassell 1997 0304349593 / 9780304349593 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
513 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. Revised and updated edition. From the dust jacket: "From the earliest plays to the latest theatrical products, the Cassell Companion to Theatre brings together a fascinating mix of facts and anecdotes about the world of drama. Spanning every genre and period, it explores in detail the many facts of theatrical life and tradition, recording both its vitality and its variety, and highlighting its major achievement. The articles - some 3500 of them - range widely. There are biographies and assessments of playwrights, actors, directors, and critics. There are synopses of individual plays and accounts of their stage history. There are articles on famous characters from drama. There are definitions of theatrical jargon and terminology. There are pieces on the history of drama in different parts of the world, descriptions of evolving traditions, and coverage of popular and folk theatre. " ; 513 pages 
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2 Albright, Victor E. The Shaksperian Stage.
New York Columbia University Press 1909 Hardcover Good+ 
Xii, 194 pages, plates, cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks front endpaper, otherwise very good. ; Ex-Library; 194 pages 
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3 ARLISS, GEORGE Up the years from Bloomsbury. An autobiography.
New York Blue Ribbon Books, 1927 Hard Cover Very Good 
321 pages, frontispiece (portrait), cloth, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: George Arliss, 1868-1946, English actor. He first appeared on the stage in 1887. In 1901 he came to the United States with Mrs. Patrick Campbell to appear in the Belasco production of The Darling of the Gods, and thereafter he became extremely popular for his portrayals of the suave villain. His performance in The Green Goddess was especially noted. He also became a favorite in films; his performance in Disraeli won him an Academy Award (1930). 
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4 ATKINSON, BROOKS Broadway.
New York Macmillan Co. 1970 Hard Cover 
484 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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5 ATKINSON, BROOKS Broadway.
New York Macmillan and Co. , 1970 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
484 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dj, very good. Second printing. From the publisher: The Dean of American Theater returns in triumph to the magical realm he knows best: Broadway. Brooks Atkinson presents a lively, anecdotal history of the theatrical capital of America, from turn-of-the-century operettas and melodramas to the escapist extravaganzas and protest theater of the sixties; a panoply of actors, actresses, playwrights, critics, producers, directors, musicians and showmen who created The Great White Way.' From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Justin Brooks Atkinson, 1894-1984, American journalist, b. Melrose, Mass. After being an editor for the New York Times he became its drama critic in 1925. Except for his service as a foreign correspondent during World War II, he held the position as critic until 1960. His critical opinion had much influence on the success or failure of Broadway plays. Atkinson's books include Henry Thoreau, the Cosmic Yankee (1927), Broadway Scrapbook (1947), and Broadway (1970). An ardent naturalist and conservationist, he wrote This Bright Land: A Personal View (1972). 
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6 BAKER, GEORGE PIERCE editor [ELIZABETH HIGGINS SULLIVAN, FREDERICK LANSING DAY, JAMES MAHONEY and, WILLIAM H. WELLS] Plays of the 47 Workshop Fourth Series
New York Brentano's, 1925 Hard Cover Good 
[4],.121 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. The Strongest Man, by Elizabeth Higgins Sullivan; The Slump, by Frederick Lansing Day; The Mourner, by James Mahoney; and Brotherhood, by William H. Wells. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "George Pierce Baker, 1866-1935, American educator, b. Providence, R.I., grad. Harvard, 1887. He taught (1888-1924) in the English department at Harvard and there conceived and instituted (1906) the 47 Workshop, a class on playwriting techniques and a laboratory of experimental productions. The first of its kind, the workshop was an inspiration to many young dramatists and gave impetus to the movement toward campus theater. In 1925 he went to Yale, where as professor of the history and technique of drama and director of the university theater he continued his work. Baker wrote The Development of Shakespeare as a Dramatist (1907, repr. 1965) and Dramatic Technique (1919) and edited the works of his students." 
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7 Barba, Eugenio and Dorthe Kærgaard (editors) Vor by Igåridagimorgen.
Odin Teatrets Forlag 1989 Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
120 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. Scarce. Text in Danish. Illustrations by Daniel Mróz, photography by Bent Holm. From wikipedia: "Odin Teatret is a theatre troop based in Holstebro, Denmark. It was founded by Italian theatre director Eugenio Barba in 1964. The Odin is also the base for ISTA, the International School of Theatre Anthropology, founded in 1979, also by Barba, and the Centre for Theatre Laboratory Studies (CTLS) , founded in 2002." 
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8 BENNETT, ARNOLD and, KNOBLOCK, EDWARD Milestones, a play in three acts.
New York George H. Doran Co. , 1912 Hard Cover Good 
122 pages, boards, new cloth backstrip otherwise very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Arnold Bennett, (Enoch Arnold Bennett), 1867-1931, English novelist and dramatist. One of the great 20th-century English novelists, Bennett is famous for his realistic novels about the "Five Towns," an imaginary manufacturing district in northern England. Bennett's early career included editing the fashionable magazine Woman and writing literary reviews and articles. About 1900 he began to devote himself industriously to his own work, producing a series of excellent regional novels. Influenced by the naturalism of Zola, he depicted in great detail the grim, sometimes sordid, lives of shopkeepers and potters. His attitude toward his characters was one of affectionate sympathy, and he always managed to make their mundane lives interesting. Bennett's best work is contained in his novels of the "Five Towns," which include Anna of the Five Towns (1902), The Old Wives' Tale (1908), the trilogy Clayhanger (1910), Hilda Lessways (1911), and These Twain (1916). Bennett also achieved considerable success as a playwright, most notably with Milestones (1912), written with Edward Knoblock, and The Great Adventure (1913)." 
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9 BENTLEY, ERIC In search of theater.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 Hard Cover Very Good 
411 pages, 12 plates, cloth, very good. 
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10 BINGHAM, MADELEINE The Great Lover. The life and art of Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
New York Atheneum, 1979 0689109504 / 9780689109508 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
293 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st American edition. From the publisher: Lionized by his public, Herbert Beerbohm Tree was at center of life in the Edwardian theater. In this engaging illustrated biography, Madeleine Bingham draws on Tree's diaries, notebooks and published writings as well as on contemporary criticism to chart the course of his extraordinary public and private life, and to paint a fascinating picture of the Edwardian stage and its players. 
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11 Bridges-Adams, W[Illiam] The Irresistible Theatre.
Cleveland, World Publishing Company 1957 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Xiv, 446 pages, plates, illustrations, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the foreword: This book of mine aims no higher than to introduce the general reader to the history of the English stage in all its aspects: the play in script and on the boards, the player and his quality, the playhouse and its trappings and economy: with such suggestions of historical and social background as may here and there be helpful. " SR597; Ex-Library; 446 pages 
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12 BROOKE, C[HARLES] F[REDERICK] TUCKER and PARADISE, NATHANIEL BURTON editors English drama. 1580-1642.
Boston D. C. Heath and Co. , 1933 Hard Cover 
1044 pages, cloth, formers owner name inside front cover, few annotations in margins of first play (The arraignment of Paris), otherwise very good. Includes facsimile reproduction of the original or early title-pages of twenty-nine of the thirty plays. The remaining play, The Spanish tragedy, is accompanied by a facsimile reproduction of a letter by Thomas Kyd preceded by a transcription on an unnumbered leaf. Brooke was the Sterling Professor of English at Yale University and a leading authority on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. Authors include George Peele, Robert Greene, Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Heywood, George Chapman, John Marston, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Philip Massinger, Thomas Middleton, Middleton and Rowley, John Ford and James Shirley. From the preface: We have attempted in this volume to illustrate by means of adequate texts, adequately annotated, the main course of English dramatic literature during the sixty years of heyday sometimes termed 'Elizabethan.' The texts rest upon a careful new collation of the original editions, and will be found, we believe, to possess a high degree of accuracy. The actual stage directions and scene divisions of the original texts are given, we believe, with the strict fidelity requisite for any intelligent study of early stage practice. 
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13 Brooks, Charles S. The Tragedy of Josephine Maria and Other One-Act Plays.
New York Harcourt, Brace & Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good 
217 pages, boards, paper label, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Explanation: "The genesis of these little comedies was beneath such romantic skies, so neighbored to the clouds and southern moon, so sweet with the odors of the Ionian Sea, that I may be pardoned for offering a few paragraphs of apology and explanation ~ It is our less exalted task to describe a private theater at Taormina, and to recount our own attempt to build one in America at the rear of a city garden - to rehearse little one-act plays for the doubtful entertainment of our friends." M13; Ex-Library; 217 pages 
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14 BROWN, JOHN MASON The worlds of Robert E. Sherwood. Mirror to his times. 1896-1939.
New York Harper & Row, 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Signed by Author
409 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 1st edition. Inscribed copy from the author.; Signed by Author 
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15 BUTLER, PIERCE compiler Materials for the Life of Shakespeare.
Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1930 Hard Cover Very Good 
200 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Preface: 'Presenting ... the most important among the number of early sketches, anecdotes, biographies, criticisms, and documents concerned with Shakespeare and his times.' In six sections: 1: Early biography and anecdote. 2: Criticism and reputation among contemporaries. 3: Social standing and personal reputation. 4: The man on property. 5: Title-pages, dedications, records of court performances. 6: Summary of church records and inscriptions. 
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16 CAMERON, KENNETH M. and, HOFFMAN, THEODORE J.C. The theatrical response.
Toronto, Macmillan Co. 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
429 pages, well illustrated, cloth, very good. Second edition published in 1974 under title: A guide to theatre study. 
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17 CHAPMAN, JOHN Broadway's best. 1957. The complete record of the theatrical year.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1957 Hard Cover 
329 pages, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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18 CHAPMAN, JOHN Broadway's best. 1959. The complete record of the theatrical year.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1959 Hard Cover 
332 pages, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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19 CHAPMAN, JOHN Broadway's best. 1960. The complete record of the theatrical year.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1960 Hard Cover 
318 pages, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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20 Chodorov, Edward Oh, Men! Oh, Women! A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York Samuel French, Inc. 1955 Softcover Good+ 
89, [3] pages, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre: "Edward Chodorov (1904–88) , playwright and director. The New Yorker began his theatre career as an assistant stage manager after attending Brown University. His first play, Wonder Boy (1931) , about a dentistry student who unwittingly becomes a movie star, was a success on the road but failed in New York. Chodorov had better luck with his second play, Kind Lady (1935) , in which a sinister visitor menaces a kindly matron, but Cue for Passion (1940) and Those Endearing Young Charms (1943) both failed to run. His other works include Decision (1944) , a drama about domestic fascism; Common Ground (1945) , about a U. S. O. Troupe captured by the Nazis; and the hit comedy Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1953). Thereafter, luck eluded him, and his last plays all closed out of town. Chodorov usually directed his own works. His brother was playwright Jerome Chodorov (1911–2004) , also born in New York, who began his career writing for films. In Hollywood he met Joseph Fields, with whom he would regularly collaborate. Their first effort, the Hollywood spoof Schoolhouse on the Lot (1938) , quickly closed, but the team found success with My Sister Eileen (1940) and Junior Miss (1941). After some failures, the twosome wrote the libretto for the popular musical Wonderful Town (1953) , based on their My Sister Eileen. The other Chodorov-Fields works include The Girl in Pink Tights (1954) , Anniversary Waltz (1954) , and The Ponder Heart (1956). " M30; Ex-Library; 89 pages 
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