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Theatre And Plays

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141 Miller, Arthur The Price
New York Viking Press 1968 First Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY ARTHUR MILLER.. Miller's play about the meeting of two troubled brothers. A tiny tear and minute chipping to the bottome edge of the spine panel of the dustjacket,. Price clipped. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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142 Miller, Arthur with a New Preface By the Author Death Of A Salesman 50th Anniversary Edition
New York Penguin Books 1999 0140285652 / 9780140285659 1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED ON THE TITLE PG. BY ARTHUR MILLER, BRIAN DENNEHY, KEVIN ANDERSON, HOWARD WITT, ELIZABETH FRANZ AND TED KOCH. A lovely editon of the classic play published on the occasion of the plays 50th anniversary and the well received 1999 Broadway revival. Illustrated with 4pgs. of b&w photos from the original production that starred Lee J. Cobb along with 4pgs. in color of photos from this most recent revival. Laid in is a small folded handbill, along with a small color candid photo of Miller and Dennehy at the Tony Awards holding their Tonys. Fine/fine. Laid in is a fold over illustrated brochure for the most recent revival of "A View From The Bridge" from 2015 and also included is a nice foldover poster for a lit film festival held at the brooklyn public library in fe. 2018. When fully opened there is a nice stylized portrait in red of arthur miller. sold as a collection only Please not that some of the "extras" might not still be available. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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143 Minnelli, Liza The Act Signed Playbill
New York Playbill 1977 Playbill Paper 
SIGNED BY LIZA MINNELLI AND BARRY NELSON ON THE FRONT COVER. ALSO INCLUDED IS A SMALL CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD THAT IS INSCRIBED "MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVE, LIZA. AND AN ORIGINAL 8" X 10" CANDID VERY NICE STILL OF MINNELLI ON THE SET OF THE STERILE CUCKOO WITH HER THEN HUSBAND PETER ALLEN. The act was the ill-fated musical that was directed by Martin Scorsese of all people who did not have a very good time of it. "I was doing a stage play-the only one I'll ever do, I think-called The Act, with Liza Minnelli, and I was having a very very bad time." The show had music & lyrics by Kander & Ebb but only ran for a meager 233 performances but still managed to get 6 Tony nominations including a win for Ms. Minnelli. Liza has signed it "Love Liza" with a little smiley face. Split to the bottom edge of the program's cover and a tiny tear to the bottom edge otherwise fine. A nice small unusual group of Liza Minnelli items. Sold as a collection only.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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144 Mordden, Ethan Rodgers & Hammerstein
New York Harry N. Abrams 1992 0810915677 / 9780810915671 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
Lavish, large and lovely pictorial history with well written text on the musical career of the great team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Covers all their collaborations along with material on their individual careers. Illustrated with over 200 photos including many rare photographs and 58 color photos. Printed on heavy glossy paper. Neat Gift inscription on half title pg. Fine/fine. Laid in is a playbill from the most recent revival of "South Pacific". and a nice fold out brochure for an exhibition "With a song in His Heart Richard Rodgers at 100" from an exhibition that was held at the New York Public Library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Signed Michael Moriarty Showbill, Moriarty, Michael
145 Moriarty, Michael Signed Michael Moriarty Showbill
New York Showbill 1979 Program Paper 
SIGNED BY MICHAEL MORIARTY ON THE FRONT COVER. 16pg. program for a the Off-Braodway play "G.R. Point" that starred the fine actor Michael Moriarty who has appeared in many television, films and plays. Moriarty has never attained movie star status but he is highly regarded and has won many awards including the Tony and several Emmy Awards for his performances. Soft fold. Vg. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays of Lorraine Hansberry, Nemiroff, Robert, Edited with Critical Backgrounds. Introduction By Julius Lester
146 Nemiroff, Robert, Edited with Critical Backgrounds. Introduction By Julius Lester Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays of Lorraine Hansberry
New York Random House 1972 039446480X / 9780394464800 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ROBERT NEMIROFF TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ACTOR EARLE HYMAN WHO WAS IN THE ORIGINAL CAST OF LES BLANCS. Three plays by the noted playwright of "A Raisin In The Sun" who died at a very early age from cancer in 1965 at the age of 34. Hansberry was married for a short time to Robert Nemiroff because soon after Hansberry began coming to terms with her lesbianism, a fact that was well hidden until it was brought to light in the 1980s by gay scholars. Attractive book. Near fine/near fine. . 
Price: 175.00 USD
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147 O' Neill, Eugene Eugene O' Neill. The Richard Hoffman Collection
New York City Richard Hoffman First Edition Oversize Spiral Bound Paper 
81pg. large catalog for a remarable collection of Eugene O' Neill material that was privately sold. Includes 100's of rare items, including manuscripts, photographs, first editions and much more. Includes notes on many of the items along with biographical notes. Includes many large color photos of some of the items. Fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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148 O'Neill, Eugene Dynamo
New York Horace Liveright 1929 Limited Edition Paper Boards in Slipcase 
LIMITED SIGNED EDITION OF 750 OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 161. SIGNED BY EUGENE O'NEILL. Handsome edition of O'Neill's play. Published in blue vellum boards and beautifully printed with the dialogue in two colors, black and blue. In its original spider like web embossed slipcase which has some chipping to the edges and a small piece missing from the bottom edge. The book has fading to the spine panel which is usual with this title and light fading and some mottling to the covers which also seems to be usual with this book. All in all a near fine copy in a vg. slipcase. Laid in are 7 playbills for various O'Neill productions through the years. A few have light wear. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Marco Millions Handbill , O'Neill, Eugene
149 O'Neill, Eugene Marco Millions Handbill
Boston Hollis St. Theatre 1928 Original Program Small Paper 
Very nice small 4pg. foldover handbill for The Theatre Guilds Production of "Marco Millions that starred Alfred Lunt but ran for only 92 performances. This handbill is from the two week engagement at the Hollis St. Theatre in Boston. Very nice three color art deco design on the cover, the insides includes blurbs from New York critics and 3 small b&w photos. The back has a short bio with artwork portrait of O'Neill on the back. Slight irregular folding of the handbilll otherwise fine.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Hairy Ape , O'Neill, Eugene, King, Alexander, Drawings By
150 O'Neill, Eugene, King, Alexander, Drawings By The Hairy Ape
New York Horace Liveright 1929 Limited Edition Decorative boards with Dj. 
THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION THAT IS LIMITED TO 775 NUMBERED COPIES OF WHICH 750 ARE FOR SALE. SIGNED BY EUGENE O'NEILL. THIS IS COPY NO. 565. A beautiful edition of the O'Neill that is illustrated with eight full color plates plates by Alexander King who also did the drawing on the front of the dustjacket. The book has beautiful decorative paper covered boards and is lacking the slipcase. Some chipping to the spine of the dustjacket which also has some darkening. Fine/near fine.  
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Chinese Puppet Theatre, Obraztsov,Sergei
151 Obraztsov,Sergei The Chinese Puppet Theatre
London Faber & Faber 1961 1st English Edition. 
The famous Russian puppet-maker's study & history of the art of Chinese puppetry. 37 b&w photos. Very minute dj. edgewear. Vg+/vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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152 Oldenburg, Claes, Van Bruggen, Coosje, Gehry, Frank O. The Course Of The Knife (Il Corso Del Coltello)
New York Rizzoli 1987 084780822x / 9780847808229 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
Lavish book documenting the performance collaboration between Oldenburg, Van Bruggen and Gehry that was elaborate and complex and was finally performed in Venice. The book is illustrated in full color and black and white of sketches, drawings, photographs, costumes along with detailed text on the making and the final production. Fine/fine. Laid in is a folded sheet for a series of his films that were held at The Whitney Museum and a color postcard announcement for a 2015 gallery show of his. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Complete Plays: The Ruffian on the Stair, Entertaining Mr. Sloan, the Good and Faithful Servant, Loot, the Erpingham Camp, Funeral Games, What the Butler Saw, Orton, Joe
153 Orton, Joe The Complete Plays: The Ruffian on the Stair, Entertaining Mr. Sloan, the Good and Faithful Servant, Loot, the Erpingham Camp, Funeral Games, What the Butler Saw
New York Grove Weidenfeld 1990 0802132154 / 9780802132154 First American Edition/later Printing Paper 
Thick volume of Orton's plays. Includes intro. by John Lahr. No photos. Small remainder mark to the bottom edge. Faint reading fold to one page and light crease to the spine due to the opening of the book. Vg. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Eight Plays From Off-Off Broadway, Orzel, Nick & Smith, Michael, Edited By
154 Orzel, Nick & Smith, Michael, Edited By Eight Plays From Off-Off Broadway
New York The Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1966 1st Printing Paper 
Early works of some now famous playwrights including Sam Shepard and Lanford Wilson. Others include Frank O'Hara, Paul Foster, Joel Oppenheimer, Megan Terry, Jean-Claude Van Itallie & Maria Irene Fornes. Also includes notes on the various theatre companies and groups by Joseph Cino, Ellen Stewart & Joe Chaikin. Some photos. Very minute corner crease to the back cover which is lightly mirrored to some of the back pgs. Vg+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Entertainer, Osborne, John
155 Osborne, John The Entertainer
New York Bantam Books 1960 1st Paperback Printing Paperback 
Nice movie tie-in edition of the play that starred Laurence Olivier, (Oscar nom).Nice artwork cover + photos from the movie on back cover. Tiny corner crease to back cover. vg+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Adventures Of Mr and Mrs. Jim and Ron, Padgett, Ron and Jim Dine
156 Padgett, Ron and Jim Dine The Adventures Of Mr and Mrs. Jim and Ron
New York Grossman Pub. 1970 670106119 First Paper Edition Large Paper 
Charming book of poems by Padgett along with many b&w drawings and collages by Jim Dine who also designed the book. Tiny chip to the top corner of the front cover, and some light what appears to be ink smudges to the endsheets that might be from the printing. Also included is "Jim Dine Designs For A Midsummer Nights' Dream" which is a lovely little 36pg. paper book that was published by the Museum Of Modern Art in 1968 and is illustrated with several nice color drawings and sketches by Dine. Fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Music Box Program for Topaze, Pagnol, Marcel
157 Pagnol, Marcel The Music Box Program for Topaze
New York Sam H. Harris and Irving Berlin 1930 Original Program Small Paper 
Nice small 20pg. program for the play "Topaze" that was based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol and starred the beloved character actor Frank Morgan as Topaze. The play ran for 215 performances. Morgan of course starred in many many films and is probably best known as the wizard in the Judy Garland classic "The Wizard Of Oz and he appeared in films from 1916 up to 1950. Nice art cover. Light foxing to a few pages and slight rust from the staples. Vg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Topaze, Pagnol, Marcel
158 Pagnol, Marcel Topaze
Le Livre De Poche. Paris. 1965. Paperback 
TEXT IN FRENCH. The play that was filmed in 1932 with a screenplay by Pagnol. Illus. w. photo of the lead actor. Small crease to top of front wrap which is mirrored to 1st few pgs. Small spot to front edge. Vg. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Alred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Collection, Peters, Margot
159 Peters, Margot Alred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Collection
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 2003 0375411178 / 9780375411175 First Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
The collection include a first edition of DESIGN FOR LIVING ALFRED LUNT AND LYNN FONTAINE BY Margot Peters.The life and careers of the now mostly forgotten acting couple who ruled the theatre world during the 20's, 30's 40's and 50's. No doubt the lack of recorded material of their great performances has led to the lack of attention paid. Illustrated. Light wear to the book and dustjacket, price clipped. Vg/vg. Laid in with the book are two marvelous large souvenir programs from the beginning and the end of their careers. The first program is a 20pg. one for "Idiot's Delight. Ilustrated with beautiful art deco artwork in yellow, green, black and red on the cover, and some nice Deco touches inside. Very minute corner crease. Vg. The other program is a 16pg. b&w program for the last play that they did "The Visit." This is from the National Tour that they did in 1959-1960 to great acclaim. Ilustrated with photos , Also laid in is the playbill for the play and a small handbill. Also included is a first printing of "The Pirate" the play by S.N. Behrman that starred the Lunts. The play was later made into an unsucessful movie musical with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. Illustrated with 3 photos from the play. The dustjacket has wear, chipping, bottom right corner of the back panel missing a piece and the spine panel also has pieces missing. Vg/good. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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160 Pinter, Harold Poems and Prose 1949-1977
London Eyre Methuen 1978 0413389707 / 9780413389701 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
34 poems and nine prose pieces by the great playwright and Noble Prize winner. Small price label stain on the front pastedown. Fine/fine. Also included is a copy of "Harold Pinter A Celebration" This is a first printing paper original edition published by Faber & Faber in 2000. Includes contributions by Alan Bates, Simon Gray, Edna O'Brien and many others. Minor crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. Near fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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