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An Introduction to the Theatre

By Whiting, Frank M., University of Minnesota

NY: Harper & Row. G. (1969). 3rd ed. Caramel-color binding, white/black lettering & design. Owner name on fore-edge, some underlining, cover scuffing. . Many photos of theater productions, discussions of playwrights. .


J.B.: a play in verse

By MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. VG in Fair DJ. (1958). "If God is God He is not good, If God is good He is not God, Take the even, take the odd..." The justification of the . injustice is not, in this play, our blind acceptance of god's inexplicable will, nor our blinder acceptance of the existence oft the world because the world exists. The justification is our love, in spite of everything, for God; our love of life in spite of life. Man depends on God for all things: God depends on man for one. And love is a free gift or it is nothing. Damp stain to top of DJ & book, DJ has some splits at corner. .


Mass Appeal

By Davis, Bill C.

np: Dramatists Play Service Inc.. VG PB. (1982). A new seminarian at a prosperous Catholic congregation appalls the older priest by his confession that he had led a life of . bisexual promiscuity before entering the priesthood. Meanwhile the seminarian challenges the older priest's sybaritic ways of his Mercedes, trips abroad, and fine wines. A study of the nature of friendship, couorage, and the infinite variety of love. Father Farley is reminded of the firebrand he once was while the younger man realizes that forebearance is as vital to the Christian ethic as righteousness. Light green binding. .


The Waltz of the Toreadors

By Anouilh, Jean, translated by Lucienne Hill

NY: Coward-McCann. G. (1957). 1st Amer ed. Frontis photo of Mildred Natwick and Ralph Richardson. List of characters in order of appearance, action takes place in home of . General Saint Pe about 1910. The play first opened in NY Jan 17, 1956. Some owner notations, slight edge wear. .


Mad Forest: a play from Romania

By Churchill, Caryl

London, UK: Nick Hern. VG PB. (1991). Churchill's play on the Romanian revolution was written after she, the director, and group of students from London's Central . School went to Romania to work with acting students there and find out more about the events surrounding the fall of Ceausescu, first performed in June 1990. .


A Hatful of Rain

By Gazzo, Michael Vincente

NY: Random. G in G DJ ex-library. (1956). 1st printing. Paste down pictorial of cast members Ben Gazarra and Shelley Winters on front cover, Winters, Gazarra, and Tony Franciosa on . front endpaper photo. Another photo of the cast of unknowns. Story of a decent young man who is a drug addict, author's attitude raises the drama above sensationalism and there is no resisting the pathos and terror of its most illuminating scenes, writes Brooks Atkinson in a review at the time. Walter Kerr writes Gazzo's language is sharp and urban and there are time when "it spits fire". Library markings, DJ edge wear. .


Richard III: Folger Shakespeare Library

By Shakespeare, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine

NY: Washington Sq. Press. VG PB. (1996). 7th ptg. Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play, full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages . facing the text of the play, scene by scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, an introduction to reading Shakespeare's language, an essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play, illustrations from the Folger Library's vast holdings of rare books. .


Unfair Arguments with Existence

By Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

NY: New Directions. VG PB. (1963). 6th ptg. Five short plays bring to life a series of brilliant stage figures, each isolated in his own world and obsessions, and . bring Ferlinghetti closer in form and content to Ionesco, Genet and Tardieu than to any American playwright. Slight edge wear. .


Abraham Lincoln: a play

By Drinkwater, John, introduction by Arnold Bennett

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. VG in G DJ. (1919). 10th ptg. Closely true to history with a skillful selection of episodes. Lincoln just as we should like to imagine him and as we believe . he was, rugged, indifferent to appearance, tender-hearted, humorous, sensitive to the feelings of other, sympathetic with every noble passion. Light blue binding, black spine, black binding and pictorial of Lincoln on ft cover. DJ tanned with wear to edges. .


Obediently Yours, Orson Welles (a play in two acts)

By France, Richard

np: np. VG in clear cover. (1995). Typewritten xeroxed manuscript of France's play now playing in Paris until October 29, 2010. The play features M. Drouot who . according to some critics greatly resembles Welles. France's play is also the basis for Mascares (Masks) which played at the San Sebastian Film Festival in September, 2009. Jose Maria Pou played Welles. France's later work published in 2001 is "Orson Welles on Shakespeare: the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts" won rave reviews for illuminating Welles and for giving us access to Welles. .


Athalie: a tragedy by J. Racine with explanatory notes

By Racine, J., edited by Edward S. Joynes

NY: Holt. G. (1892). New ed. Index. Green binding, some discoloration. Owner notations endpapers, corners bumped. .


A Bold Stroke for a Wife

By Centlivre, Susanna, edited by Nancy Copeland

Peterborough, Ontario, Can.: Broadview Press. VG PB. (1998). One of the most brilliant playwrights of her time and this is perhaps her finest example of masterful plotting of cosmic . intrigue. .


English Elements in Jonson's Early Comedy

By Baskervill, Charles Read

NY: Gordian Press. G. 1967. Reprint. Top corner ft cover damaged, back cover lightly spotted. .


The Rehearsal

By Anouilh, Jean, translated by Pamela Hansford Johnson & Kitty Black

NY: Coward-McCann. VG. (1961). Owner name, edge wear. .


Brand: from The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen

By Ibsen, Henrik, translation & introduction by C. H. Herford

NY: Scribner. VG. 1917. Reprint. Brick colored binding, gilt signature ft cover. Owner name fep. .


The Best Plays of 1943-44

By Mantle, Burns - Editor

NY: Dodd, Mead & Co.. VG. 1944. Some of the best plays of the war years: Winged Victory, The Voice of the Turtle, etc. .


Hamlet: the Academy Classics

By Shakespeare, edited by Samuel Thurber, Jr. & A. B. de Mille

NY: Allyn & Bacon. VG. 1956. Navy blue binding. Frontis of Edwin Booth as Hamlet, photo of Sheakespeare's house at Strateford on Avon & room where he was . born. Other illustrations of play scenes. Owner name pencil fep. .


The Green Pastures: a fable

By Connelly, Marc

NY: Farrar & Rinehart. VG. (1929). 1st ed. Owner inscription, spine sunned. .


The Frogs of Aristophanes

By Aristophanes, Gilbert Murray translator into English rhyming verse

London: George Allen. VG. 1908. Green binding, gilt lettering, top edge gilt. Spine sl sunned, owner name fep. .


Chitra: a play in one act

By Tagore, Rabindranath

NY: Macmillan. G ex-library. 1916. Reprint. Blue binding, gilt lettering. Top of ft cover creased, library markings. .


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