Theatre: Plays

The Admirable Crichton (Star and Garter Edition) (USED)
The Admirable Crichton (Star and Garter Edition) (USED)
The Admirable Crichton (Star and Garter Edition) (USED)

Admirable Crichton (Star and Garter Edition)

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1916; Star and Garter Edition; no dust jacket; tan cloth over gray boards with title in paper label inset on cover and spine; spine frayed and soiled; corners bumped and frayed; hinges weak; frontispiece with tissue guard; illustrated throughout with ink drawings and with full-page tipped-in plates with tissue guards. G

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Battlefield

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Destruction never approaches weapon in hand. It comes slyly, on tiptoe, making you see bad in good and good in bad.

The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused?

An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.

Book of Mormon : The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical (USED)

Book of Mormon : The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical (USED)

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The only official companion book to the Tony Award winner for Best Musical from the creators of South Park and the co-creator of Avenue Q. Features the complete script and song lyrics, with 4-color spot illustrations throughout, an original introduction by the creators, and a foreword by Mark Harris.

The Book of Mormon, which follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone.

Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central's landmark animated series South Park. Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

The book includes - an original foreword by journalist Mark Harris (author of Pictures at a Revolution) - an original introduction by the authors on the genesis of the show - a production history - the complete book and lyrics, with four-color spot illustrations throughout.

Bright Ideas

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The City: A Play (USED)

City: A Play

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Paul Claudel (1868-1955) was the author of numerous plays and several volumes of poetry.

Yale University Press, 1920. 1st edition. Translated from the French by John Strong Newberry. Inscribed by translator. No dust jacket. Dark gray cloth over light gray boards; title and author on paper label on spine; covers lightly soiled; corners bumped; endpapers foxed; deckled edges. G-

The Cocktail Party (1st American edition)

Cocktail Party (1st American edition)

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A modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. “An authentic modern masterpiece” (New York Post). “Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry” (Stephen Spender).

1st American edition; dust jacket in protective cover; spine faded; covers lightly foxed; black cloth; endpapers tanned and lightly foxed; binding good; text clean. G/G

Feeding the Dragon

Feeding the Dragon

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'From 1969 until 1973 my family lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At 444 Amsterdam Avenue in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library: my father George, my mother Connie; my grandmother, my dog Brownie, and me. A typical American family. Living in a not-so-typical place. Whenever I talk about it people's eyes widen, "It's like a fairytale: The Little Girl Who Lived in the Library! You HAVE to tell that story! So here I am. Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a library...'

If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (A Methuen Playscript)

If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (A Methuen Playscript)

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"This is a comedy set in a cemetery, a ribald satire on prejudice. In it Johnny Speight lampoons the dubious logic and unlovely self-interest that lie behind a whole spectrum of British social, religious and political attitudes, ranging from liberal to reactionary. It is both a funny and an uncomfortably accurate play from the author of the television series, Till Death Us Do Part."

Softcover; creased, soiled, spine worn; water damage to bottom inside corner of covers and text; ink and highlighting throughout text; ink notes on inside rear cover; former owner's name in ink on first page. Scarce. G-

Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act
Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act

Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act

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James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles-lettres. Cabell was well-regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular.

His 1921 play, The Jewel Merchants is set in early sixteenth-century Tuscany and explores the moral lassitude and selective ethics of a coterie of businessmen. It's a thoroughly entertaining look at a past culture that is sure to tickle readers' funny bones.

New York; Robert M. McBride & Company, 1921. Limited edition, no. 589 of 1,040. Brown cloth with gilt decoration on cover; spine lettering faded; endpapers tanned; deckled edges; binding tight; text clean. G+

Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)

Ondine (Signed by 18 cast members, including Hepburn and Ferrer, and including a signed letter from Seldes)

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New York: Random House, 1954. 1st edition. Adapted by Maurice Valency. Signed by 18 cast members, with a signed letter from actress Marian Seldes laid in. Dust jacket protected; light wear to edges and corners; tan cloth with photo of Audrey Hepburn inlaid on front cover; very light foxing to rear inside flap; slight cant to volume; text clean. G+/G+