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La Mouette

By Tchekhov, Anton

Gallimard, 1973. La Mouette a set of plays by Tchekhov in French, 511pp, less than 500g Plays are > Ce fou de Paltonov, Ivanov, La Mouette & lastly Les Trois Soeurs.. Paperback. Good/None issued. 17.5cm.

$4.38

First Houses On Becoming an Actor

By Barkworth, Peter

London: Secker & Warburg, 1983. review-contents British actor Barkworth recalls his early years in the theater--starting as a teenage reciter of dialects and funny poems at fundraising concerts during WW II. Seeing Gielgud's Hamlet in 1944, however, made him want to be a ""serious and great actor"": he won a scholarship to RADA (supplemented by family sacrifice); provincial repertory followed--with one compelling little anecdote about breaking a contract in order to take a more attractive job. (The theater manager in Folkestone was furious; Barkworth carried the guilt for some time after.) And, after an agent saw him in Sheffield, Barkworth was off to London circa 1952--but with disappointing results. So only after deciding to give up and turn to teaching did Barkworth "fall in love again with the whole business of being an actor"--leading to his first big West End success, Roar Like a Dove. 132 well bound clean pp, bw pix interspersed. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 24 Cm.

$21.88

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

By Clark, Brian

UK: Heimeman, 1993. gr review - WLIA is a classic play, all about the conflict between professionalism and the right to decide for one's self. Ken Harrison is paralyzed for life, with no hope of physical recovery. In an attempt to keep what's left of his dignity, and protect his loved ones from a fate of misery, imprisoned by sympathy for him, he decides to end his life. Everyone around him in the hospital tries their best to stop him, but for the intelligent person he is, they can't stand a chance in an argument. All in all, as heart-wrenching and morally confusing this play could be to a reader or a viewer, it is deeply touching, well-written and definitely worthy of being a classic taught worldwide. Clean & well bound little volume.. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 20.5cm.

$10.21

TAKE ONE A Selection of Award-Winning Australian Radio and Television Scripts

By Lane Richard Edited By

The Jacaranda Press, Australia, 1972. The scripts in the book have all won Australian Writers Guild awards as outstanding examples of their particular forms of writing. The scripts include "Cage A Tame Tiger" Colin Free, "You can't see 'round corners" Richard Lane, "A ride on the Big Dipper" Ron Harrison, "This is the Way We Stamp Our Feet", Jocelyn Smith, "Friends of the Family" Pat Flower and "Everyone Knows Charlie" John Dingwall. 1st Edition. Card Cover. Good to Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$43.75

Fallen Angels

By Coward, Noel

London: Ernest Benn Ltd, 1925. This is a volume from a set 'Contemporary British Dramatists' - this Vol XXV. Title is a rectangular paste down 57 x 98 mm, title pastedown from spine missing, rear cover has black gum spot about 5c size, fox spotting in early and final pp - others with random spots every 4-6pp, binding vg. Hard Cover. Good/Fair/None Issued. 18 Cm.

$51.04

THREE TELEVISION PLAYS Mrs Lawrence Will Look After It, Chariot of Fire and When The Bough Breaks

By Parker Tony

Davis Poynter UK, 1975. Includes Three Plays Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It, Chariot of Fire and When The Bough Breaks. Good to Very Good condition, clean pages, no writing, underlining etc. . 1st Edition. Card Cover. Good to Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$47.40

SELECTED PUPPET PLAYS

By Various

Allman & Son, 1958. Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean cover, a little yellowed. Includes Illustrations, introduction and six puppet plays. . Paperback. Good. Illus. by Arthur B. Allen. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$69.27

RUDDIGORE OR THE WITCH'S CURSE

By Gilbert W.S. And Sullivan Arthur

Chappell & Co. Good condition. Pale foxing on cover. Clean pages.. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.67

VICTORIA REGINA A Dramatic Biography

By Housman Laurence

Jonathan Cape, 1961. Clean, cream pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean, unmarked blue boards. Two very small tears in dustjacket. "Thirty plays of Queen Victoria...Mr Houseman has recaptured in this most vivid way the chamrs, as well as the stupidities, of those years". Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.23