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THE PERFECTIONIST and Other Plays,
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THE PERFECTIONIST and Other Plays,

By Oates, Joyce Carol.

New York:: Ecco Press,, (1995). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Includes two full length plays - the title story, which was nominated for a Theater Critics Award, and "Black" - as well as nine one-act plays. 246 pp.

$23.50

OMAR.

By (Bohemian Club Grove Play) Anderson, Harry.

San Francisco:: The Bohemian Club,, 1968.. Very good in magenta and gold covered boards, no dustjacket as issued.. First printing. The sixty-third Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, presented on July 27, 1968. Music by Charles G. Dant. Directed by J Fenton McKenna. 4 full page illustrations printed in red by Haines Hall. Based on the life of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam. Includes music notes, Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. 46 pp plus list of previous Grove plays.

$18.00

LACKEYS OF THE MOON: A Play in One Act.
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LACKEYS OF THE MOON: A Play in One Act.

By Canfield, Mary Cass (189?-1966).

New York:: Edmond B. Hackett / Brick Row Book Shop,, 1923.. Fair condition only in black paper covered boards, with printed paper label (spine covering missing, rubbing to the covers and corners, some light foxing to front endpaper).. First printing. Copy obviously used to rehearse and perform this play (set in Venice, Italy about 1750) with extensive notations in pencil, including several bold "music" comments. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page and dated in Feb. 1924. In addition, this copy has been SIGNED by all of actors on the list of characters. "Prize one-act play, 1923 play contest of the San Diego Players." Cass was a poet and critic, and at least one of her later plays was performed on Broadway. 47 pp.

$65.00

FIVE LITTLE PLAYS.
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FIVE LITTLE PLAYS.

By Sutro, Alfred.

New York:: Brentano's,, nd (ca 1916). Very good in green cloth with black lettering (previous owner's name) . Early printing. Includes The Man in the Stalls; A Marriage Has been Arranged.; The Man on The Kerb; The Open Door, and The Bracelet. 131 pp.

$12.50

THE LIVING ROOM: A Play in Two Acts.
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THE LIVING ROOM: A Play in Two Acts.

By Greene, Graham.

New York:: The Viking Press,, 1954.. Very good in patterned boards in a fair only dust jacket (toning to the spine and back cover of dj, some tears, including one which is tape-repaired). First US printing. Greene's first play, the story of an illicit affair between a young girl and a married family advisor. 126 pp.

$19.50

WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE.
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WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE.

By Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr., dramatized by Christopher Sergel.

Chicago:: Dramatic Publishing Co.,, (1970). Near fine in orange illustrated wrappers.. Paperback. A full length play based upon Vonnegut's work. Small format. 100 pp.

$18.00

PUNCH AND JUDY: Acompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet Show.
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PUNCH AND JUDY: Acompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet Show.

By Fraser, Peter.

London & New York:: Batsford / Von Nostrand Reinhold,, (1970). Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (previous owner's name) in a good only dust jacket with overall edgewear and toning) . First edition. Guide book for creating a classic Punch and Judy show, with detailed steps for building the puppets and the stage, with plots and dialogue. Includes a note on glove puppets and chapters on the plots, characters, tragedy, comedy, constuction, clothes, lighting, scenery, manipulation, and speech, Illustrated by the author. List of suppliers, brief bibliography. 120 pp.

$25.00

VICTORIA REGINA: A Dramatic Biography.
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VICTORIA REGINA: A Dramatic Biography.

By Housman, Laurence.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, n.d. (ca 1936.). Good condition in fuschia cloth (sunning to the spine and a small hole, foxing and offsetting to the endpapers, a bit of light foxing to the edges of the texblock.) . First US printing. Sheets printed in England. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Ernest Shepard. The basis of Housman's most sucessful play. 470 pp.

$23.50

THE FABULOUS FANTASY FILMS.
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THE FABULOUS FANTASY FILMS.

By Rovin, Jeff.

New York & London:: A. S. Barnes and Co, (1977). Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (chip to upper edge of front cover of dj) .. First edition A complete history of the fantasy genre with chapters on the studies of movies about mythology, ghosts, fairy tales, devils, vampires, werewolves and more. Discusses more than six hundred motion pictures and illustrated with nearly four hundred photographs. 2 appendixes featuring cast and characters, notes, index, Large format. 271 pp.

$24.50

THE UNITED ARTISTS STORY.
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THE UNITED ARTISTS STORY.

By Bergan, Ronald.

New York:: Crown Publishers, , (1986). Very good in very good dust jacket.. First edition With over 1,050 illustrations, this is an in-depth examination of a film studio which was unique in being founded by four of its artist - Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and director D. W.Griffith. Covers the years from 1919 to 1985, large format. List of Academy Award nominations. Index of the films and the personel involved. 352 pp.

$39.50

THE LAMP AND THE BELL: A Drama in Five Act.
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THE LAMP AND THE BELL: A Drama in Five Act.

By Millay, Edna St. Vincent

New York:: D. Appleton and Company,, 1924.. Very good in cream paper-covered boards with green geometric design, with a sage green cloth spine (toning to the covers and the pages), no dust jacket. . First thus. A play originally commissioned by the Vassar College Alumnae Association for its fiftieth anniversary celebration on June 18, 1921. No 10 in the Appleton Little Theatre Plays series edited by Grace Adams. 79 pp plus 1 pp ad.

$17.50

VAN ZORN: A Comedy in Three Acts.
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VAN ZORN: A Comedy in Three Acts.

By Robinson, Edwin Arlington.

New York:: Macmillan,, 1914. Very good in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (a bit of fraying at top of spine, usual toning to the pages), no dust jacket. . First printing. One of only two plays written by this poet. List of characters. 164 pp plus 5 pp publisher's ads.

$28.50

THE GARDENER'S SON: A Screenplay
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THE GARDENER'S SON: A Screenplay

By McCarthy, Cormac

New York:: Ecco Press,, (1996). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. First book publication of McCarthy's first screenplay written in 1976 and the basis for an Emmy award nominated film broadcast on PBS. This is the story of two families in the pre-Civil war south: the wealthy family that owns the cotton mill and the family of millworkers beset by misfortune. 93 pp.

$39.50

THE GOLDEN CAVE.
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THE GOLDEN CAVE.

By (Bohemian Club Grove Play) Magee, David.

San Francisco:: The Bohemian Club,, 1973.. Very near fine in golden paper covered boards, no dustjacket as issued.. First printing. The sixty-eighth Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, presented on July 27, 1973. Music by George Shearing, Directed by Paul L. Speegle. Frontispiece by Lawrence J. Rehag. Based on Ali Baba from the Arabian Nights. Includes music notes, list of previous Grove plays. Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy.

$18.00

RADA: A Drama of War in One Act.
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RADA: A Drama of War in One Act.

By Noyes, Alfred (1880-1958)

New York:: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, (1914.). Near fine in original olive green cloth with gilt titling (bookplate). . First US printing. Set in a village in the Balkans on Christmas Eve. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 31 pp

$20.00

THE LETTER: A Play in Three Acts.
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THE LETTER: A Play in Three Acts.

By Maugham, W. Somerset .

London:: Heinemann,, (1927.). Very good in red cloth with black lettering (a bit of sunning to the spine. some foxing and offsetting to the endpapers, but an attractive copy of one of his more scarce books.) . First printing. Although we think of Maugham as primarily a novelist, he achieved his early success with his plays, mostly on lighter themes, starting with "Lady Frederick" in 1907, the story of a high society lady who tries to discourage a persistent young suitor. That play was an instant success with a long run in London's West End and by the next year - 1908 - he had four plays running simultaneously in London and his success continued into later years. Includes original cast. 199 pp.

$95.00

SAINT JOAN: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue.
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SAINT JOAN: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue.

By Shaw, Bernard.

New York:: Brentano's,, 1924.. Very good in dark green cloth with paper spine label. . First US printing. Includes a long preface (over 80 pages) by Shaw on the life and times of Joan of Arc. Play was first performed in London in 1923. lxxxviii,163 pp.

$24.50

LADY FREDERICK: A Comedy in Three Acts.
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LADY FREDERICK: A Comedy in Three Acts.

By Maugham, W. Somerset .

London:: Heinemann,, 1912.. Very good in red cloth with black lettering (a bit of sunning to the spine. some offsetting and foxing to the endpapers, but an attractive copy of an uncommon work.). First printing. Although we think of Maugham as primarily a novelist, he achieved his early success with his plays, mostly on lighter themes, starting with this one in 1907. It is a humorous story of a high society lady who tries to discourage a persistent young suitor. This play was an instant success with a long run in London's West End and by the next year - 1908 - Maugham had four plays running simultaneously in London. Includes original cast. 163 pp.

$110.00

JACK STRAW: A Farce in Three Acts.
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JACK STRAW: A Farce in Three Acts.

By Maugham, W. Somerset .

London:: Heinemann,, 1912.. Very good in red cloth with black lettering (a bit of sunning to the spine. some offsetting to the endpapers, but an attractive copy of an uncommon work.). First printing. Although we think of Maugham as primarily a novelist, he achieved his early success with his plays, mostly on lighter themes, starting with "Lady Frederick" in 1907, the story of a high society lady who tries to discourage a persistent young suitor. That play was an instant success with a long run in London's West End and by the next year - 1908 - he had four plays running simultaneously in London, including this one. Includes original cast. 155 pp.

$100.00

MRS. DOT: A Farce in Three Acts.
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MRS. DOT: A Farce in Three Acts.

By Maugham, W. Somerset .

London:: Heinemann,, 1912.. Very good in red cloth with black lettering (a bit of sunning to the spine. some offsetting and foxing to the endpapers, but an attractive copy of one of his more scarce books.). First printing. Although we think of Maugham as primarily a novelist, he achieved his early success with his plays, mostly on lighter themes, starting with "Lady Frederick" in 1907, the story of a high society lady who tries to discourage a persistent young suitor. That play was an instant success with a long run in London's West End and by the next year - 1908 - he had four plays running simultaneously in London, including this one. Includes original cast. 173 pp.

$175.00

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