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Baschet, Armand. Les Comediens Italiens a La Cour de France sous Charles IX, Henri III, Henri IV et Louis XIII. D'Apres Les Lettres Royales, La Correspondance Originale des Comediens, Les Registres de la Tresorerie de l'Epargne, et Autres Documents. Paris: E. Plon, 1882. xv, 367 pages. Index. Text in French. Good hardcover, quarter leather with raised bands and marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. Exlibrary: spine label, stamps on top, fore and bottom edges, bookplate inside front cover, on title page; pocket removed inside rear cover; small colored felt-tip mark on top edge; unrelated gift inscription in pencil on half-title page. #25904. $45
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Carson, Neil. Harlequin in Hogtown: George Luscombe and Toronto Workshop Productions. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1995. xi, 247 pages. Index. Bibliographical references. Photographs. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 0802076335. #29716. $35
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Coursen, Heribert R. Christian Ritual and the World of Shakespeare's Tragedies. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 1976. 441 pages. Index. Bibliography. 'Professor Coursen considers the following plays: Richard II, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest, contending that their author employed received religious tradition as one of the sources of his drama, and that the tradition is discoverable.' - Front jacket flap. Very good hardcover in slightly chipped and worn dust jacket. #29403. $22.50
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Feiffer, Jules. Knock Knock. Playbill. New York: Playbill, 1976. No pagination. May 1976 Playbill. Biltmore Theatre cast with Lynn Redgrave, Charles Durning, John Heffernan and Leonard Fray, directed by Jose Quintero. Good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover), with a Feiffer cartoon on front cover. #26695. $25
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Felix Meritis Foundation. Reflection Comes to an End: The Future Belongs to the Arts. Arts in the Present Time. Preface by Nele Hertling and Steve Austen. Amsterdam: Felix Meritis Foundation; Berlin: Hebbel Theater, 1994. 68 pages. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Felix Meritis Papers, 4. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). #29286. $30
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Glass, Joanna McClelland. If We Are Women. Toronto, Canada: Playwrights Canada Press, 1996. 3d printing. 102 pages. Frontispiece portrait. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author on title page. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 0887545327. #29732. $20
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Hartwig, Mela. Das Weib ist ein Nichts. Ein Vorspiel und vier Akte nach einem Roman. Fuer die Buehne bearbeitet von Gertrude Grunwald. Berlin, Wien, Leipzig: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 1929. Folio. [4], 59 mimeographed pages. 'Das Hebbelwort: - 'Das Weib ist ein Nichts - nur durch den Mann kann sie etwas werden' - ist diesem Werk mit eruptiver Gewalt vorangestellt; es its des Weibes Schicksal, in lebensteigerndem oder tragischem Sinne im Manne aufzugehen.' - Synopsis. Text in German. Loose leaves, staples removed. #27790. $45
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Herr, Mireille. Les Tragedies Bibliques au XVIIIe Siecle. Paris, Geneve: Champion - Slatkine, 1988. 1st printing. 266 pages. Index. Bibliography. Text in French. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 2051010285. #29287. $55
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Holzl, Norbert. Theatergeschichte des Ostlichen Tirol vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Wien: Hermann Bohlaus Nachf., 1966. 258 pages. Index. Bibliography. Color frontispiece. Photographs and illustrations. Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Kommission fur Theatergeschichte Osterreichs. Band II: Tirol. Heft 1. Text in German. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover) in slightly worn, chipped and torn dust jacket. #27889. $25
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Honig, Edwin. Ends of The World and Other Plays. Providence, Rhode Island: Copper Beech Press, 1983. 63 pages. Signed and inscribed by Honig. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 0914278363. #16040. $20
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Kipnis, Claude. The Mime Book. Edited and coordinated by Neil Kleinman. Photographs by Edith Chustka. New York: Harper Colophon Books / Harper & Row, 1976. 1st Harper Colophon edition. Oblong small 4to (medium-large book). 226 page. Photographs. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author. Includes six film flip sequences. A richly-illustrated book on the mechanisms and techniques of mime. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover), edges and corners slightly rubbed. ISBN 0060902833. #26823. $40
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Loukomski, G.-K. (Georgii Kreskent Lukomskii). Les Theatres Anciens et Modernes. Preface de Louis Hautecoeur. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1934. Small 4to (medium-large book). 39 pages, 88 plates, including plans on 44 leaves. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Ouvrage illustre de 88 planches en heliogravure. A history of ancient and contemporary theaters. Text in French. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover), edges slightly rubbed, front cover partially sunned, dampstain on rear flyleaf, small tear in lower rear cover. #25204. $75
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Meffert, Barbara, and Janina Hera. Welt der Pantomime. Mit einem Essay von Janina Hera. Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1984. 1st edition. Square 8vo (regular size). 280 pages. Photographs. A book of text and many photographs of mimes in performance. Text in German. Very good hardcover in Very good dust jacket. #16769. $25
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Monjo, Nicolas. The Edge of Perfect: The Tragedy of Abelard and Heloise. A Play. Introduction by Jaques Barzun. New York: Grove Press, 1956. 159 pages. Very good hardcover in slightly worn and sunned dust jacket. #25168. $25
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O'Neill, Eugene. The Iceman Cometh. Playbill. New York: Circle in the Square, 1956. 8 unnumbered pages including pictorial covers. Front and rear cover photographs. An undated playbill of this production which opened on May 8, 1956. Directed by Jose Quintero, cast included Richard Abbott, Gloria Scott Backe, Joseph Beruh, Patricia Brooks, William Edmonson, Henderson Forsythe, James Greene, Charles Hamilton, Edward Hanlon, Dolly Jonah, Albert Lewis, Pat Malone, Joe Marr, John McLiam, Farrell Pelly, Phil Pheffer, Philip Minor, George Segal, and Rudolf Weiss. Good pictorial wrappers (soft cover). #26748. $30
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Palmer, Winthrop. Beat the Wind. Foreword by G. F. Reidenbaugh. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University, 1969. No pagination. About 20 pages. Inscribed and signed by the author, 'For Herb and Jeanne with much love, Winthrop.' Laid in a memorial service program for Winthrop Bushnell Palmer, 1899-1988. The play was produced April 9, 1966, by the Drama Department of Syracuse University. Mary Beth Hoffmann played the Role of 'Anna'. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover). #23985. $20
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Schofield, Mary Anne, and Cecilia Macheski. Curtain Calls: British and American Women and the Theater, 1660-1820. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1991. xxiii, 403 pages. Index. Illustrations. Very good hardcover in slightly worn and rubbed dust jacket. ISBN 0821409573. #29281. $40
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Strindberg, August. The Last of the Knights. The Regent. Earl Birger of Bjalbo. Translations and Introductions by Walter Johnson. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 1956. viii, 257 pages. Illustrations. The Historical Plays of August Strindberg. Good hardcover in good dust jacket; front and rear covers are foxed, spine of dust jacket sunned and edges worn. #26031. $20
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Wasserstein, Wendy. Old Money. New York: Harcourt, 2002. Uncorrected Proof. 98 pages. Photographs. Printed letter from Harcourt Publicity laid in. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 0151009368. #27140. $20
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Wellwarth, George E., and Alfred G. Brooks, Editors. Max Reinhardt, 1873-1973. A Centennial Festschrift of Memorial Essays and Interviews on the One Hundredth Anniversary of His Birth. Binghamton, New York: Max Reinhardt Archive, 1973. 1st printing. 132 pages. Illustrations. Frontispiece portrait. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. #29657. $22.50
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