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CONFRONTATION AND COMMITMENT.
A study of Contemporary American Drama, 1959-1966. Pp. xx+188(last blank), bibliography, index; top edges grey; dust wrapper, a trifle soiled; MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1967. First edition. *Examines the thematic concern of writers like Gelber, Brown, Bellow and Miller, and the rise of a new, socially committed theatre as represented..... More
LEWIS & SYBIL: A memoir.
Pp. 352, frontispiece plus 22 plates, indices; price-clipped dust wrapper;Collins, London, 1972. First edition. *Memoirs of the lifelong partnership of Lewis Casson & Sybil Thorndike. More
THE ALMOST LATE GORDON CHATER.
Pp. x+342(last blank), 16 plates, chronology, index; med. 8vo; boards slightly marked, the bottom fore-corners bumped; dust wrapper, edges a trifle rubbed; Bantam Books, Sydney, 1996. First edition. *Autobiography. More
ALEC CLUNES: An illustrated study of his work, with a list of his appearances on stage and screen.
Pp. 134, frontispiece portrait plus 30 plates, price-clipped dust wrapper, backstrip faded, lightly soiled and worn, tear into front panel from bottom edges; bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, edges of leaves lightly foxed;R ockliff, London, 1958. Theatre World Monograph No. 12. More
HIGH HOPES: my autobiography.
Pp. [vi]+282, 32 plates, index; med. 8vo; dust wrapper; text block slightly browned, corners of a few leaves lightly creased; Ebury Press, London, 2000. First edition. More
NOEL COWARD AND HIS FRIENDS.
Designed by Craig Dodd. Pp. 216, 8 coloured plates within pagination, plus numerous black & white illustrations (many full page), pictorial free endpapers; demy 4to; white boards, spine lettered in silver, bottom fore-corner of upper board faintly bruised; price-clipped dust wrapper, edges a trifle soiled and creased; Weidenfeld & Nicolson..... More
RUTH CRACKNELL: a biased memoir.
Pp. xii +308, 32 plates, index; med. 8vo; pale grey boards, spine lettered in silver; dust wrapper, edges a trifle creased; Viking Press, Melbourne, 1997. First edition. More
BOOKS AND THEATRES.
Pp. viii+164, frontispiece, plus 31 plates, 3 text figures; small med. 8vo; qr. cream cloth, spine lettered and decorated in black, green papered boards, slightly canted, the edges faded to brown; dust wrapper, browned and slightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed and split, with a couple of tiny chips; book label..... More
SIX THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS.
Forty years a critic. Pp. 256, index; price-clipped dust wrapper, edges lightly worn and split, the back panel slightly soiled; free endpapers faintly offset, a little light foxing;Harrap, London, 1960. First edition. More
THEATRICAL MR HOLMES.
The World's greatest consulting Detective, considered against the background of the contemporary Theatre. Pp. 20+(blank), title page vignette, pictorial tailpiece; small cr. 4to; pictorial stiff paper wrappers, stapled, slightly creased; pages lightly creased; Covent Garden Press, London, 1974. Edition limited to 750 copies. De Waal, The International Sherlock Holmes, 1389..... More
Composer, Frank R. Denke; Orchestrations by Eral O. Zindars; Director, James Robert Minser. Pp. [xii]+42+, frontispiece, decorated title page printed in red, pale ochre & black, headings printed in red; med. 8vo; brown textured papered boards, the upper board decorated in darker brown; uncut; top edges of leaves a trifle..... More
THERE GOES WHATSISNAME.
The memoirs of Noel Ferrier. Pp. viii+ 144, 16 plates, index; dark green papered boards, spine lettered in white, edges lightly rubbed; dust wrapper, faintly scuffed; text block browned, a little foxing; Macmillan, Melbourne, 1985. First edition. More
THE LETTERS OF DAVID GARRICK.
Edited by David M. Little and George M. Kahrl. Associate Editor Phoebe deK. Wilson. In three volumes, totalling approximately 1,500 pages, with 27 plates (including frontispiece to each volume, chronologies, appendices, index; med. 8vo; olive green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards a trifle scuffed, the spines and part of..... More
THE AGES OF GIELGUD: an actor at eighty.
Pp. [x]+182, frontispiece portrait from a drawing by David Hockney, 24 plates, text illustrations, chronology, index; med. 8vo; dust wrapper; Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1984. First edition. *Contributors include Emlyn Williams, Alec Guinness, John Mortimer, Peggy Ashcroft, Alan Bennett, Irene Worth, a.o. More
Edited and Introduced by Richard Mangan. Pp. [x]+564, 8 plates (5 coloured in part or whole), printed endpapers, appendix, cast list, index; thick med. 8vo; black boards, spine lettered in silver; dust wrapper; inked gift inscription (dated 2004) on the half-title page, a couple of spots of foxing; Weidenfeld &..... More
EVIE HAYES: 'And I Loves Ya Back!'.
Pp. x+278, text illustrations, index; med. 8vo; dust wrapper, small split to bottom corner of upper flap fold; Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1992. First edition. More
An anatomy of the English theatre today. Pp. 322, bibliography, index; dust wrapper, a trifle rubbed; outer leaves and edges lightly foxed; Eyre Methuen, London, 1973. First edition. More
THEATRE COMES TO AUSTRALIA.
Pp. xii+260, 12 plates, appendix, bibliography, index; boards a trifle scuffed, edges lightly rubbed; dust wrapper, faintly soiled, edges lightly rubbed and split; edges of leaves slightly foxed; University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, 1971. First edition. *The story of Australia's first permanent theatre, Sydney's Theatre Royal. The appendix lists..... More
SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT POSTCARD.
Card size 14 cm. x 9 cm.; verso blank (slightly soiled); Talma & Co., Melbourne and Sydney, n.d. *Signed across image by actress. American actress (1869-1946) who married Australian grazier, Boer war veteran and former aide-de-camp to New Zealand's Governor-General, James Bunbury Nott Osborne (1878-1934). More
FANNY KELLY OF DRURY LANE.
Pp. xvi+208(last blank), coloured frontispiece portrait plus 24 black & white plates, printed endpapers, list of appearances, bibliography, index; demy 8vo; red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, fore-corners of boards a trifle bruised, the lower joint slightly marked; top edges red; price-clipped dust wrapper, lightly worn, edges chipped and split..... More
THE ARDENT YEARS.
Pp. 374; price-clipped dust wrapper, edges lightly worn, back panel marked; Gollancz, London, 1960. First edition. *A novel based on the life of the actress Fanny Kemble. More
IT DON'T SEEM A DAY TOO MUCH.
Pp. [xvi]+208, l6 plates, pictorial endpapers, index; bottom edge of boards slightly shelf worn; dust wrapper, slightly marked, edges lightly split; edges of leaves a trifle foxed;Rigby, Adelaide, 1971. First edition. *Story of the author's life inside and outside the Australian theatre; includes much about the J. C. Williamson Company..... More
SUE LAWLEY'S DESERT ISLAND DISCUSSIONS.
Photographs by Nicholas Read. Pp. x+208, text illustrations and decorations, appendix; roy. 8vo; black boards, spine lettered in gilt; dust wrapper; Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1990. First edition. *Selection of 20 guests interviewed by Lawley when she presented the radio programme Desert Island Discs, including Stephen Fry, The Duchess of..... More
Pp. xlvi+258(last blank), frontispiece plus 16 plates, index; price-clipped dust wrapper, edges lightly rubbed, the back panel soiled; upper pastedown slightly soiled, a little light foxing, the frontispiece loosening slightly; Heinemann, London, 1957. First edition. *Biography of the playwright who had twenty-four plays or musical plays produced in London or..... More