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Parterre Box: the queer opera zine; #42: Recklessly passionate

by Jorden, James, La Cieca, Leila de Lakme, Catherine Malfitano, et al.

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Published
2000
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£18.75

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New York: James Jorden, 2000. Pamphlet. [36p] includes covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, news, reviews, events, photos, very good zine in stapled pink pictorial wraps. There were 48 issues published. Became an online blog after. Three holdings located in OCLC as of 6/2021.
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Last Operas and Plays

by Stein, Gertrude, edited with introduction by Carl Van Vechten

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Published
1975
ISBN
9780394716954
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£9.00

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New York: Vintage Books, 1975. Paperback. xix, 450p. + backlist, introduction, 19 plays and operas, toning to text block else good first Vintage Books trade paperback edition in pictorial wraps.
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£9.00
image of Documentazione Fotografica dell'attivita di Fondazione Carla Fendi per Il Festival Dei Due Mondi 54  [with]  Ritratto di una amicizia: Gian Carlo Menotti nelle immagini di Mariano de Furia

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Spoleto: Archivio Fotografico, 2011. Two related items in a clever slipcase cum snap-closer box: largely captioned portrait and group photography, b&w only in the Gian Carlo Menotti honor-fest, vivid color in book devoted to Carla Fendi. Neither volume paginated, Fendi's is lengthy and bound in laminated colorphoto boards, the Menotti in openweave black cloth and dust jacket, and much… Read more
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£37.51
image of The Swans: an opera libretto in three acts

The Swans: an opera libretto in three acts

by Lewis, Janet from an outline by Alva Henderson after the story recorded by the Brothers Grimm

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1986
ISBN
9780936784076
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£11.25

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Santa Barbara: John Daniel, publisher, 1986. Paperback. 95p., ex-library, uncirculated gift label on inner cover, lightly-worn first edition paperback in blue wraps with slightly-sunned spine.
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Goodie Magazine no. 30

by Kidd, Foxy, publisher and Romy Ashby, editor

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Published
2006
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£12.75

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New York: Goodie Publications, 2006. 26p., snapshot illustrations, staplebound 8.5x5.5 inch zine. A very good copy. This issue consists entirely of an interview with Madame Wong Sui Fong, a Cantonese Opera star who moved to San Francisco in the 1930s.
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Peking opera: an introduction through pictures

by Alley, Rewi; Eva Hsiao

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Published
1957
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£11.25

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Peking: New World Press, 1957. 99p., paperback, very good.
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image of The Queen's Throat: opera, homosexuality, and the mystery of desire [manuscript copy]

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no place: Self-published by the author, no date. Paperback. 368p., notes, index, illustrations, very good manuscript photocopy bound with black cloth library tape spine. Eventually published by Poseidon press in 1993.
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image of Ge ming xian dai Jing ju "Qi xi bai hu tuan" ping lun ji  革命现代京剧《奇袭白虎团》评论集

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Beijing: Ren min wen xue chu ban she, 1975. 102p., slender paperback, very good. Discussion of the revolutionary Beijing opera "Raid on the White Tiger Regiment.
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£9.00
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The palace of eternal youth

by Hung Sheng

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Published
1955
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£9.00

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Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1955. 322p., very good hardcover in dj. A Qing dynasty opera, translated by Yang Hsienyi and Gladys Yang.
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image of The Fisherman's revenge, a Peking opera. Translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang. A Brief introduction to Peking opera, by Ma Yen-hsiang

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Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1956. 54p., slender hardcover, very good in slightly edgeworn dustjacket.
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image of Peking opera and Mei Lanfang: a guide to China's traditional theatre and the art of its great master

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Beijing: New World Press, 1981. viii, 136p., very good paperback. Black and white photos. On the Beijing Opera actor famous for his performance of female roles.
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image of A program in five parts: Prologue, The Golden Tower, A chance marriage, The fourth General Yang plans to visit his mother, Ascending the throne

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San Francisco: the Club, 1968. [36p.], staplebound booklet, 8.5x11 inches, minor handling wear and dust soil. Includes photos of performers, explanatory text, and advertisements.
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£22.50
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Chu Yuan: a play in five acts

by Kuo Mo-jo (Guo Moruo)

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Published
1978
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£9.00

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Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1978. 100p., very good hardcover in dj; second edition. Historical play originally composed in 1942.
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£9.00
image of In Search of a Voice: karaoke and the construction of identity in Chinese America

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Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1996. xiv, 128p., first edition laminated boards; p.7 bears a bracketed comment in ink, an else clean copy, entirely sound. Everyday Communication: case studies of behavior in context; other volumes expound the "Linguistic performance of auctioneers and sportscasters," and "Confrontation talk / talk radio
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image of Catalogue of costume and decor designs for ballet, theatre and opera; including the property of Mlle. Wilfride Piollet [et alia] / including [works by] Leon Bakst, costume design for the sultan in Scheherazade, 1910 [&c &c]

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London: Sotheby & Co, 1974. 131p., high-gloss paperstock throughout with b&w and some color reproductions, first issue of the catalogue; 9.5x7 inch decorated matte wraps, head and tail of spine have been repaired with clear tape, good copy with no ownership marks. The "estimates" leaf is laid in and is unmarked.
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image of Chagall at the "Met" text by Emily Genauer

Chagall at the "Met" text by Emily Genauer

by [Chagall, Marc]

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Published
1971
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£168.77

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New York: Metropolitan Opera Association, 1971. Hardcover. 149p., beautifully illustrated with Chagall's opera sets, 10x14 inches, very good in a dj slightly worn at the head of the spine.
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image of Commemorazione di Ottorino Respighi. Maggio musicale fiorentino 1937 - XV

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Firenze: Ente Autonomo del Teatro Comunale V.E. II, 1937. [58p.], edgeworn wraps. 6.75x9.5 inches. Many illustrated advertisements. Text in Italian. Summaries of three operas, with B&W photos of named performers in costume, as well as some shots of stage layout.
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image of U S A with music, operatic tragedy

U S A with music, operatic tragedy

by [Lowenfels, Walter]

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Published
1930
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£33.75

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Paris: Carrefour Editions, 1930. Paperback. 120p., wraps partly detached and chipped along the spine with a creased overlap, off-setting on two pages from news article [removed], minor foxing of endpapers, Lowenfels name written in pen on title page, ownership signature of C.B. Lowenfels in pencil on front blank endpaper, no. 25 of 400 copies.
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Selected operas and plays

by Stein, Gertrude, edited and with an introduction by John Malcolm Brinnin

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1970
ISBN
9780822931959
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Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970. Hardcover. xvii, 325p., ownership name in ink fep otherwise a very good first edition in cloth boards and price-clipped, worn and rubbed dj.
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