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George Farquhar

By: Archer, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1949

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11173


Hardback, 191mm x 128mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 456pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Boards clean, spine colour faded with some small marks. Block edges a little dusty, pages otherwise clean also with a hint of foxing to endpaper edges. Excellent Mermaid collection of four comedies by Farquhar - including The Recruiting Officer - edited with a lengthy Introduction by Archer. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: mermaid, constant, stratagem View more info

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Plays by Tom Taylor

By: Banham, Martin (ed)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3033


Paperback, 8vo white , viii prelims, 231pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Some light marking to block edge, else clean and bright with little or no wear or handling. Also three line marks to base. Part of the "British and American Playwrights" series, this is a scholarly introduction to the dramatic work of a Victorian man of the theatre, including texts of four of Taylor's plays - "Still Waters Run Deep&#... View more info

Beaumont and Fletcher Vol. I

By: Beaumont, Francis ; Fletcher, John ; Strachey J. St. Loe (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1949

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16711


Hardback, 192mm x 130mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xl prelims, 471pp. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Book is clean with minimal wear, some blocks of pages darker around edges than others, as produced. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and grubbiness from handling, some chips along bottom edge. "Mermaid Series" volume of five plays by famed Jacobean dramatists, edited with Introduction and Notes by Rhys. Catalogue: Plays. Keywo... View more info

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Life is a Dream and other Spanish classics

By: Bentley, Eric (ed)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: New York, Applause: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13281


Paperback, 210mm x 135mm , vi prelims, 297pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and bright with no creasing. Price sticker on rear. Volume Two in Eric Bentley's Dramatic Repertoire series offers English text for four classic Spanish dramas, iincluding Cervantes 'The Siege of Numantia,' in translation by Roy Campbell. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Spain, Cortes, Vega, Seville View more info

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Three Plays by Brieux. With a Preface by Bernard Shaw. The English Versions by Mrs. Bernard Shaw, St. John Hankin and John Pollock

By: Brieux, Eugene

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, A.C. Fifield: 1917

Edition: fourth edition

Seller ID: 13212


Hardback, 195mm x 130mm buff cloth boards, black titles, fourth edition, liii prelims, 321pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Book is generally worn and grubby from handling, block edges ragged, differential fading to endpapers, some smudging and foxing to pages. A collection of English translations of plays by a significant French dramatist of the age - Maternity (in two versions,) The Three Daughters of M. Dupont and Damaged Goods. With a 45-page introduction by ... View more info

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The Wakefield Pageants in the Towneley Cycle

By: Cawley, A.C. (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester University Press: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 138


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , xxxix prelims, 187pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Spine colour faded, some tiny light marks to front board, sticker residue on inner front board. Pencil underlinings in places, top block edge dusty, book otherwise clean and tight. Collection of late medieval religious pageant plays, with glossary and scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Medieval English Drama, Theatr... View more info

Eastward Ho

By: Chapman, George ; Jonson, Ben ; Marston John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Manchester / Baltimore, Manchester University / Johns Hopkins: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16687


Hardback, 205mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 238pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, perhaps a little fading to spine. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling. Edited by R.W. van Fossen, this is a fine "Revels Plays" edition of a famous multi-authored 1605 play, with a lengthy intoduction, footnotes and scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Jonson, Jacobean,... View more info

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The Eagle Has Two Heads

By: Cocteau, Jean ; Duncan, Ronald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Vision: 1948

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13170


Hardback, 186mm x 124mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 141pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book feels like a post-war production, exterior worn and scuffed with spine titles faded, binding weak and exposed in places but pages clean and unmarked. First UK edition of Duncan's English adaptation (not translation) of Cocteau's enigmatic French drama. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Queen, Stanislaw, drama, avant-garde View more info

Play Parade Vol. II

By: Coward, Noel

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1950

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 16740


Hardback, 205mm x 136mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, second edition, xiv prelims, 610pp. Good +/Fair. Book has been handled over years, block edges a little aged and grubby but pages clean, spine and boards without blemish. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby with chipping at edges and some loss along bottom. Second volume from revised edition of the Collected Plays of Noel Coward presents six dramas by the master including "This Year of Gra... View more info

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The Boys in the Band

By: Crowley, Mart

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13193


Hardback, 208mm x 140mm green cloth boards, coloured titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 182pp. Reading copy only/Good +. Front endpaper removed, book in otherwise Good+++ condition - has been handled over years but still clean and tight. Dustwrapper laminate finish has lifted in places, front flap double clipped with price sticker, some light wear to edges. Early print of text for a pioneering work of modern American gay theatre. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: gay, c... View more info

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Adam's Opera

By: Dane, Clemence

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1928

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6907


Hardback, 203mm x 133mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 135pp. Good +/NoWrapper. No d/w. Sticker on inner front board "from the private library of J B Priestley." Spine and boards bumped but basically clean and unmarked. Differential fading to endpapers, block otherwise clean. Final page is still uncut, though block edges are not ragged. First Edition of the Text of a Play by Dane which was set to music by Richard Addinsell and fi... View more info

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Plays by H.J. Byron

By: Davis, Jim (ed)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3034


Paperback, 8vo white , xi prelims, 222pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Clean and bright, with little evidence of handling save for a small light crease to bottom front corne. Covers and spine have yellowed/browned with light exposure but evenly and not unattractively. Also three line marks to base. Part of the "British and American Playwrights" series, this is a scholarly introduction to the works of a neglect... View more info

Thomas Dekker

By: Dekker, Thomas ; Rhys, Ernest (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1949

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16710


Hardback, 192mm x 130mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xlvi prelims, 473pp. Good +/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book has foxing to block edges but is otherwise clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, some tanning to spine. "Mermaid Series" volume of five plays by Dekker, edited with Introduction and Notes by Rhys. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Whore, Shoemaker, Edmonton, Fortunatus View more info

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Continental Divide

By: Edgar, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hern Books: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16148


Paperback, 197mm x 128mm , 284pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with no obvious imperfections. A two-play cycle set in the politically-charged America of the 1960s, comprising "Mothers Against" and "Daughters of the Revolution." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: sixties, gubernatorial, liberal View more info

Murder in the Cathedral

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1953

Edition: fourth edition

Inscription: Owners inscriptions

Seller ID: 13210


Hardback, 207mm x 138mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, fourth edition, 19th impression, , 88pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book has been well reed, light wear to edges, handful of notes in ink and pencil, light foxing to top block edge only, else clean. Later print of the fourth edition of Eliot's classic historial drama concerning the political murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Becket, Canterbury, Henry, martyr View more info

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The Cocktail Party

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15174


Hardback, 224mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 167pp. Fair/Fair. Exterior is bumped and faded around edges, block edges worn from handling, some bowing of boards. Feels like an austerity product, though not stated to be such. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges with some loss. Early print of Eliot comedy drama, with text revised from the original Edinburgh production of 1949. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords:... View more info

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Hassan - A Play in Five Acts

By: Flecker, James Elroy

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1923

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15628


Hardback, 192mm x 125mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , 183pp. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior nice and clean, binding tight, but book has heavy foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages. Text for a play by Flecker being "The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and how he came to make the Golden Journey to Samarkand." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: legend, East. Haroun View more info

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

By: Ford, John ; Roper, Derek (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16686


Hardback, 205mm x 140mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, lxxi prelims, 146pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling, price stickers on rear, front flap clipped. "Revels Plays" edition of Ford' great tragic play, edited by Roper fom 1633 Quarto editions and post-1744 scholarly editions, with 59-page Introduction, extensive footnotes and apparatus. Cata... View more info

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The Winter Garden - Four Dramatic Pieces

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1935

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15627


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 103pp. Good/Fair. Book has been well read, light wear from handling, block edges grubby with some foxing. Dustwrapper is worn and tanned with some fraying at edges, tear to top front. Four dramatic works by Galsworthy with a Foreword by his widow. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Escape, Eggs, Similes View more info

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Plays Volume One - Judith - Tiger at the Gates - Duel of Angels

By: Giraudoux, Jean

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1963

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14300


Hardback, 208mm x 130mm turquoise cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 214pp. Very Good/Good +. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is a little worn by age and handling, with some light fraying to edges, but still presentable. Three plays by a late-blooming French dramatist, in English translation by Christopher Fry with an Introduction by Harold Clurman. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: drama, Europe, drama, stage View more info

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

By: Greene, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, AMS Press: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16718


Hardback, 215mm x 164mm grey cloth boards, black titles, first thus, xiv prelims, c.140pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with little or no wear. Republication of 1926 Malone Society reprint of 1594 text of an English play, with facsimiles also of title page and those of further editions of 1630 and 1655. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Elizabethan, drama, facsimile View more info

Little Plays of St. Francis - A Dramatic Cycle from the Life and Legend of St. Francis of Assisi

By: Housman, Laurence

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1922

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15625


Hardback, 195mm x 130mm brown cloth boards, xxii prelims, 287pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, exterior grubby with age, block edges ragged with foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Three Housman plays inspires by St. Francis, with a Preface by H. Granville-Barker. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Assisi, friar, foregoing, saint View more info

Peer Gynt - A Dramatic Poem

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London and Felling-on-Tyne, Walter Scott:

Seller ID: 13227


Hardback, 190mm x 124mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxii prelims, 287+pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book has been rebound - exterior now bumped at corners with spine faded, block edges a little darkened by age, some pencil marks and highlights to pages, foxing to opening/closing pages,else clean. Undated but likely c.1890 authorised English translation by William and Charles Archer of Ibsen's memorable Norwegian poetic drama. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords:... View more info

Plays - Volume I

By: Ionesco, Eugene

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Calder: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13233


Hardback, 204mm x 136mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 150pp. Good/NoWrapper. Fading to spine and board edges, half-title and final page darkened, block edges also darkened by age, else clean and tight. Four plays by Ionesco - "The Lesson," "The Chairs," "The Bald Prima Donna" and "Jacques or Obedience" in English translation by Donald Watson. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: avant-garde, fringe, theatre, Romania View more info

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Plays - Volume V

By: Ionesco, Eugene

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, John Calder: 1963

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 13225


Hardback, 204mm x 134mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 113pp. Good +/Good. Previous owner's name. Spine and board edges fade, block edges grubby and a little marked in places, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipping and creasing around edges, also worn from handling but still good, with protection. Text for three Ionesco stage dramas - "Exit the King," "Foursome" and "The Motor Show" in English transl... View more info

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Plays - Volume IV

By: Ionesco, Eugene

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, John Calder: 1960

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13226


Hardback, 204mm x 134mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 141pp. Reading copy only/Good +. Front endpaper has been removed. Book in otherwise Good+ condition - clean and tight save for some grubbiness to top block edge, spine faded at edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some surface wear and chipping at edges, with partial loss at top of spine. Text for three Ionesco stage dramas - "Rhinoceros," "The Leader" and "The Future is in Egg... View more info

Eighteenth-Century Plays

By: Johnson, Samuel et al

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton: 1946

Seller ID: 14844


Hardback, 174mm x 110mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxviii prelims, 408pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read over years, now worn and a little faded on outside, pages clean. Later reprint of 1928 Everyman's anthology of 18th century dramatic works by Johnson, Addison, Rowe and other greats of the age. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Garrick, Fielding, Gay, theatre View more info

The New Inn

By: Jonson, Ben ; Hattaway, Michael (ed)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Manchester / Dover, NH, Manchester University Press: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16692


Hardback, 205mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 244+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear, just a little fading to spine and adjacent boards. "Revels Plays" edition of Jonson play, with 45-page Introduction, extensive footnotes and apparatus. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Jacobean, text, Jonson View more info

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Five Plays

By: Kaiser, Georg

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Calder & Boyars: 1971

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Price inscription

Seller ID: 13235


Paperback, 204mm x 134mm , 272pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Price inscription. Paperback has been handled but overall clean and tight. Top rear corner clipped, bottom block edge a little dusty. Volume in German Expressionism series offers five Kaiser plays from 1916-1920 in new English translations by B.J. Kenworthy, Rex Last and J.M. Ritchie, including the first-ever English version of "The Burghers of Calais." Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Midnight, Calais, Coral, ... View more info

The Second Maiden's Tragedy

By: Lancashire, Anne (ed)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Manchester / Baltimore, Manchester University / Johns Hopkins: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16691


Hardback, 205mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 317pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Book has been read but still clean and tight overall. Just a little wear and tanning to block edges, spine also bumped. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling, top front corner frayed, small sticker residue on rear. "Revels Plays" edition of 1611 play most likely written by Thomas Middleton, with 84-page Introduction, extensive footnotes and a... View more info