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Train to Kiu

By Halsey, Martha T.

Estreno Studies, 1995. As new soft cover. Estreno Contemporary Spanish Play 9. 43pp plus 4 more of additional works. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$13.78

The Metropolitan Opera 1883-1939

By Irving Kolodin

United States of America: Oxford Univ Press, 1940. 544 pages plus appendixes and index. “In what the author terms ‘A Candid History of the Metropolitan’, the opera lover will find a full, sound, sometimes staid and sometimes spicy account of the goings on at the building between 39th and 40th Streets on Broadway. Mr. Kolodin tells of patrons and patronesses, of the initial building of the house -- literally built on boxes -- and the financing of a concern which has gradually evolved to the shoulders of the many rather than the few. The part the social lions played in the world of opera which seemed in some cases a mere necklace for public adornment, the days of the battle of the box provide a fabulous subject for the acid pen of a genuine music lover. The bulk of the history turns upon the operas and artists who made opera live throughout the reigns of various overseers or directors. Mr. Kolodin's book reads like an operatic who's who and what's when and carries the reader across the turbulent seas of a special world from 1883 to 1940, with a final once-over of Bing and future developments. For libraries and opera lovers this may stand as the standard history of the Met.”. 2nd. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$11.40

Behind Barres: Technique of Masterly Dance Teaching
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Behind Barres: Technique of Masterly Dance Teaching

By Joseph Gale

United States of America: Dance Horizons Inc.,N.Y., 1981. 70 pages plus index. gale describes 7 great ballet teachers in the united states, including margaret craske, hector zaraspe, leon danielian, muriel stuart, felia doubrovska, valentina pereyaslavec, and karel shook.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$9.50

Ballet

By Cecil Beaton

Great Britain: Wingate, 1951. 84 pages. black and white photographs. Cecil Beaton's recollections of the ballet, set down in this sparkling personal memoir in his pungent and highly individual prose, comences when, as a boy during World War I, he admired the precision drill of the 'Palace Girls' in London. From then on much of Beaton's life and activities have centered on dances and dancing, and he has worked intimately - as designer, photographer, collaborator, and enthusiastic connoisseur - with all the great figurres of the ballet, Diaghileff, Lifar, Lopokova, Christian Berard, Balanchine, Markova, Margot Fonteyn, Frederick Ashton, Massine, all of whom are here deftly characterized. Over 100 of Beaton's superb photographs are included in this book - portraits of star dancers, close-ups, scenes of ballet in action, and scenes behind the scenes. In addition the text is embellished with dozens of drawings from his sketchbooks, and there is an enchanting title page. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$23.75

The Real Nureyev: An Intimate Memoir of Ballet's Greatest Hero
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The Real Nureyev: An Intimate Memoir of Ballet's Greatest Hero

By Carolyn Soutar

Great Britain: Thomas Dunne Books, 2005. 183 pages plus index and bibliography. The Real Nureyev is an intensely personal, under-the-skin depiction of ballet's greatest hero. Written by Carolyn Soutar, who worked with Nureyev at the London Coliseum during the 1980s, this biography focuses a six-year period of his life when his career was drawing to a close and this once phenomenal dancer began to call himself "Old Galoshes," in recognition of his fading powers. From his close friends we learn of the changes in Nureyev: from a young man eager to learn, searching for perfection in a body he believed to be flawed, to the knowledgeable and difficult superstar that he would become. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, yet always deeply human, The Real Nureyev is an intimate insider's story of what the ballet icon was really about. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$5.70

Dance Anecdotes: Stories from the Worlds of Ballet, Broadway, the Ballroom, and Modern Dance

By Mindy Aloff

United States of America: Oxford Univ Press, 2006. 255 pages plus index. Mindy Aloff, a leading dance critic who has written for The Nation, The New Republic, and The New Yorker, has brought together here a marvelous book of stories by and about dancers--entertaining and informative anecdotes that capture the boundless variety and richness of dance as an art, a tradition, a profession, a pastime, an obsession, a reality, and, for the dancer, an ideal. George Balanchine is here, and so are Fred Astaire, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Savion Glover, Martha Graham, and Lola Montez, and also stars from other arts--such as Akira Kurosawa and Bob Dylan--who have spoken about dancing with wit or illumination. There are stories about Irene and Vernon Castle, Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, Paul Taylor and Mark Morris. We read about the charisma and spontaneity of Anna Pavlova, about the secret to Vaslav Nijinsky's success ("I worked like an ox and I lived like a martyr"), about George Balanchine racing to a union dispute with a bag of dimes. Many of the stories are amusing, but some are rueful, even sad, and a few are dark. Aloff concludes the volume with an essay about how dancing has been able to record its past, sometimes over centuries, and about how the art of the dancer, apparently as ephemeral in performance as cloud patterns, turns out, when conditions are hospitable, to be much more hardy and resilient than many people suppose. A glorious promenade of stories that stretch as far back as classical times and as far afield as Japan, India, and Java, this superb collection will be treasured by everyone who loves dance, whether young or old.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$7.60

Andre Levinson on Dance: Writings from Paris in the Twenties

By Andre Levinson , Joan Acocella , Lynn Garafola

United States of America: Wesleyan University Press, 1991. 125 pages plus bibliography and idex. 14 pieces are written by andre levinson are published here by two of today's foremost dance writers, who supplement them with biographical introduction, headnotes, photographs, and a bibliography of levinson's work.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$11.88

Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet

By Walter E. Owen

New York: Dance Mart , 1953. 38 pages with black and white photographs. cover is worn. photographs of different ballerinas from the new york city ballet.. 1st. Soft Cover. Good/Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Theater.

$23.28

Sadler's Wells Ballet, the

By Gordon Anthony

Great Britain: Whitefriars Press Ltd , 1948. 47 pages with black and white photos. pictures/plates of different dancers/ballets.. 2nd. Hard Cover. Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Theater.

$11.88

New York City Ballet, the - in Action

By Roger Wood

Mitcham, Surrey : Saturn Press 46 pages with black and white photos plus index. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Theater.

$13.78

Igor Youskevitch

By Rod Quiros

Chicago: Dance Press , 1956. copy #647 of 1500 total copies. 32 pages. the life and prestige of russian dancer, igor youskevitch.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Theater.

$13.78

Motion Arrested: Dance Reviews of H. T. Parker

By Olive Holmes

United States of America: Wesleyan University Press, 1982. 312 pages plus index. A collection of reviews by eminent critic of the Boston Evening Transcript, H.T. P. [Henry Taylor Parker] (1967–1934), edited and with an introduction by former dancer Olive Holmes (1911–2003)—whose selection brings thirty years of dance to life. Includes reviews on many important dance figures like Ruth St. Denis and Isadora Duncan, forming a unique record of the period of the American discovery of dance.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Theater.

$11.88

Mrs. McThing: a Play By Mary Chase

By Mary Chase

New York: Oxfford University Press, 1949. the daughter of a witch gets onto the grounds of larue towers and is treated poorly. her mother, mrs. mcthing, avenges herself on mrs. larue and her son, howay.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$17.58

Season in The Sun

By Wolcott Gibbs

New York: Random House, 1953. A comedy. Very Good hardcover in a like dust Jacket. Fireside Theatre Bookclub edition. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$13.78

Picnic A Summer Romance

By William Inge

New York: Random House, 1953. A play about love and a widow. Very Good hardcover in a like dust Jacket. Fireside Theatre Bookclub edition. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$9.50

The Solid Gold Cadillac

By Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman

New York: Random House, 1953. A noteworthy drama. 151 pages. Very Good hardcover in a like dust Jacket. Fireside Theatre Bookclub edition. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$11.40

The King and I

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd

New York: Random House, 1953. An original and noteworthy drama that has been adapted into films. 146 pages. Very Good hardcover in a like dust Jacket. Fireside Theatre Bookclub edition. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$11.88

The Pajama Game

By George Abbott and Richard Bissell

New York: Random House, 1953. A comedy and musical. 180 pages. Very Good hardcover in a like dust Jacket. Fireside Theatre Bookclub edition. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$7.60

Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historical Photographs

By Stanley Applebaum , James Camner

U.S.A.: Dover Publications Inc., 1981. 361 portraits of stars of the american theater from the 1860s to 1950.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Theater.

$11.88

Tinseltown

By William J. Mann

United States of America: Harper, 2014. The Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry. By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America’s new favorite pastime, and one of the nation’s largest industries. Never before had a medium possessed such power to influence. Yet Hollywood’s glittering ascendency was threatened by a string of headline-grabbing tragedies—including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a legendary crime that has remained unsolved until now. In a fiendishly involving narrative, bestselling Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic Taylor and the diverse cast that surrounded him—including three beautiful, ambitious actresses; a grasping stage mother; a devoted valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet. And overseeing this entire landscape of intrigue was Adolph Zukor, the brilliant and ruthless founder of Paramount, locked in a struggle for control of the industry and desperate to conceal the truth about the crime. Along the way, Mann brings to life Los Angeles in the Roaring Twenties: a sparkling yet schizophrenic town filled with party girls, drug dealers, religious zealots, newly-minted legends and starlets already past their prime—a dangerous place where the powerful could still run afoul of the desperate. A true story recreated with the suspense of a novel, Tinseltown is the work of a storyteller at the peak of his powers—and the solution to a crime that has stumped detectives and historians for nearly a century.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Theater.

$7.60

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