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1 Baker, George Pierce The Development of Shakespeare As a Dramatist.
New York Macmillan Company 1907 Hardcover Very Good 
X, [2], 329 pages, plates, 1 folding map in color, cloth, very good. From the website of Encyclopædia Britannica, Online: "George Pierce Baker, American drama teacher, (1866-1935) American teacher of some of the most notable American dramatists, among them Eugene O'Neill, Philip Barry, Sidney Howard, and S. N. Behrman. Emphasizing creative individuality and practical construction (he guided students' plays through workshop performances) , Baker fostered an imaginative realism. The critic John Mason Brown and the novelists John Dos Passos and Thomas Wolfe also studied under Baker, who appears as Professor Hatcher in Wolfe's autobiographical novel Of Time and the River. Baker graduated from Harvard University in 1887 and remained there to teach. In 1905 he started his class for playwrights, Workshop 47 (named after its course number) , the first of its kind to be part of a university curriculum. He concerned himself not only with writing but also with stage design, lighting, costuming, and dramatic criticism. Baker's annual lecture tours, following a lectureship at the Sorbonne in 1907, introduced many Americans to European ideas of theatre art. His university productions pioneered advanced staging techniques in the United States. From 1925 until he retired in 1933, Baker was professor of the history and technique of drama at Yale University, founding a drama school there and directing the university theatre. Many innovative techniques in theatre, motion-picture, and television production had their origins in his work at Yale. Of his writings, the best known are The Development of Shakespeare as a Dramatist (1907) and Dramatic Technique (1919). " R221 ; 329 pages 
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2 Eddleman, Floyd Eugene compiled by American Drama Criticism - Supplement 1 to the Second Edition
Hamden, CT Shoe String Press 1984 0208019782 / 9780208019783 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
[8], 255 pages, cloth, publishers file copy otherwise very good. From the preface: This First Supplement to the Second Edition of American Drama Criticism lists interpretations of American plays published in books, periodicals, and monographs. ; 255 pages 
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3 Fisher, Aileen and, Rabe, Olive United Nations Plays and Programs.
Boston Plays, Inc. 1954 Hardcover Good+ 
Vi, [2], 285 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. M6; Ex-Library 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Forbes, James [Grant] The Famous Mrs. Fair and Other Plays.
New York George H. Doran Company 1920 Hardcover Good 
With introduction by Walter Prichard Eaton. 290 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the introduction: Why print a play? The three plays by Mr. Forbes, collected in this volume, give, it seems to me, a rather conclusive answer. All three of them have been eminently successful on the stage, for which, of course, they were primarily intended, and upon which they must needs be seen, even by those trained to read play manuscripts, in order fully to catch their flavor or respond to their emotional appeals." From the Wikipedia website: "James Grant Forbes (September 2, 1871 – May 26, 1938) was a Canadian playwright who worked as a Hollywood movie screenwriter. Works: Bachelor's Affairs (1932) (play Precious) ; Inspiration (1931) (adaptation) (uncredited) ; Their Own Desire (1929) (dialogue adaptation) ; The Chorus Lady (1924) (as James Grant Forbes) (play) ; The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923) (play) (as James Grant Forbes) ; Traveling Salesman (1921) (play) The Traveling Salesman (1916) (play) ; The Chorus Lady (1915) (play) ; The Commuters (1915) (play). M11; Ex-Library; 290 pages 
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5 Hatcher, Orie Latham A book for Shakespeare plays and pageants; A treasury of Elizabethan and Shakespearean detail for producers, stage managers, actors, artists, and students
E. P. Dutton 1916 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
339 pages, plates, illustrations, ex-library with usual library markings, rebound in cloth, front blank endpaper repaired. From WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY: A BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: American pioneer in vocational guidance. ~ In 1903, she received her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Chicago and joined the Bryn Mawr College faculty as a reader in English. In 1910, she became chair of the college's department of comparative literature, and from 1912 she was an associate professor of comparative and English literature. In this capacity, Hatcher contributed much to literary scholarship, including the books John Fletcher: A Study in Dramatic Method (1905) and Book for Shakespeare Plays and Pageants (1916). However, Hatcher turned from teaching and scholarship in order to pursue her interest in fostering educational opportunities for women. She resigned from Bryn Mawr in 1915 so she could assume the presidency of the Virginia Bureau of Vocations for Women, an organization she helped found. The bureau originally concentrated on opening up vocational and educational opportunities for Southern women on an individual level and, to those ends, was influential in founding the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health in 1917 and gaining admission for women to the Medical College of Virginia in 1920."; Ex-Library; 339 pages 
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6 Kennedy, Charles Rann The Terrible Meek - a One-Act Stage Play for Three Voices to be Played in Darkness
New York Harper & Brothers 1912 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
[8], 144 pages, frontispiece (portrait) , cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "Charles Rann Kennedy (born Derby, England, 14 February 1871; died Los Angeles, California, 16 February 1950) was an Anglo-American dramatist. He began life as an office boy, largely educated himself and began lecturing and writing early. He later became an actor, press agent, and theatrical business manager. This led to the production of dramas for the stage with which he combined the writing of short stories, critical articles and poems. He taught for several years at Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York. He retired in Los Angeles. After 1905, he spent most of his time writing drama, including: The Servant in the House, his first success (1908) , The Winter Feast (1908) The Terrible Meek (1911) The Necessary Evil (1913) The Idol-Breaker (1914) The Rib of the Man (1916) The Army with Banners (1917) All of these dramas deal with problems of society and are of a serious, reforming tendency." ; Ex-Library 
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7 Langley, Stephen Theatre Management and Production in America. Commercial, Stock, Resident, College, Community, and Presenting Organizations.
New York Drama Book Publishers 1990 0896761150 / 9780896761155 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xxviii, 680 pages, diagrams, tables, cloth, very good. From the preface: This book attempts to present a comprehensive approach to theatrical producing and management in America. It provides historical background to shed light on current practice, describes the various methods now used to produce theatre, and explains the managerial systems necessary for successful production." ; 680 pages 
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8 OXBERRY, WILLIAM editor The New English Drama. Oxberry's Edition. [22 Volumes of Early Plays Published 1818-1831]
London Published for the Proprietors By W. Simpkin and R. Marshall 1818-1831 Hard Cover Fair 
Published 1818 through 1824. Vols. 1 through 26, lacking volumes 4, 8, 14 and 23. Bound in 22 volumes, ex-library with usual library markings, some foxing, else very good. Scarce collection of early 19th century plays, about 4-6 plays per volume. 'With prefatory remarks, the only edition existing which is faithfully marked with the stage business, and stage directions.' Contains general title page for each volume. At head of title page for each play: Oxberry's edition. Remarks by William Hazlitt and others. ; Ex-Library 
Price: 2200.00 USD
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9 Quinn, Arthur Hobson A History of the American Drama: from the Beginning to the Civil War. Second Edition.
New York F. S. Crofts & Company 1943 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Xvi, [2], 530 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Includes The Drama and the Theatre in the Colonies; The Drama of the Revolution; The Coming of Comedy; William Dunlap, Playwright and Producer, etc. SR374C; Ex-Library; 530 pages 
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10 Quinn, Arthur Hobson A History of the American Drama: from the Civil War to the Present Day. Volume I; from Augustin Daly to the Death of Clyde Fitch.
New York Harper & Brothers 1927 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Xvi, [2], 296 pages, cloth, plates, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Volume I only. SR374C; Ex-Library; 296 pages 
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