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1 (Baker, Josephine). Baker, Jean-Claude and Chase, Chris JOSEPHINE: The Hungry Heart
New York: Random House, (1993). 0679409157 / 9780679409151 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. [535] pages. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on a coated-stock insert gallery. Indexed. 
"The 13th member of Josephine's famous Rainbow Tribe of adopted children from all nations and colors--did all the research here (some 2,000 interviews and 3,000 letters), while Chase put his French into better-than-passable English."--Kirkus. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Beckett, Samuel). Catalogue by James Knowlson SAMUEL BECKETT: An Exhibition
(Kensington Church Walk): Turret Books, (1971). First trade edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 123 pages; photographs and facsimiles. 
Catalog of an exhibition of Beckett's works held at Reading University Library. Foreword by A.J. Levanthal. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 (Berlioz, Harriet Smithson). Raby, Peter 'FAIR OPHELIA': A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1982). 0521244218 / 9780521244213 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full black cloth with gilt spine lettering; in an age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 216 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
The remarkable life and career of the actress who appeared as Juliet and Ophelia in the 1827 season of English theatre performed in Paris. Berlioz saw her, fell in love, wrote some of his greatest music inspired by her, and eventually married her. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 (Bradbury, Ray). Lanchester, Elsa; songs by Forman Brown A GAMUT OF GIRLS
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1988. 088496292X / 9780884962922 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Introduction by Ray Bradbury, who has SIGNED this copy. Trade Paperback. Fine, in lightly rubbed, perfect-bound photo-pictorial wraps. Illustrated with photographs and costume sketches. 80 pages. 
Memoir-ette by the one and only Elsa, followed by the lyrics of the comic character songs written by Brown for her to perform at Hollywood's Turnabout Theater in the 1940's. "A fey, off-beat collection of songs both sprightly and shivery."--Time. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 (Brice, Fanny). Goldman, Herbert G. FANNY BRICE: The Original Funny Girl
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 0195057252 / 9780195057256 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like photo-pictorial dust jacket. 308 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced in a central gallery of coated stock inserts. 
"Once again, Herb Goldman has proven to be a master at transforming cold gray facts and scholarly research into lively and vibrant literature. FANNY BRICE is a treasure of inside information and as enlightening as it is engaging."--Ronald J. Field. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Cantor, Eddie). Goldman, Herbert G. BANJO EYES: Eddie Cantor and the Birth of Modern Stardom
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 0195074025 / 9780195074024 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in light sienna cloth shelfback over canary yellow boards; in a fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"It's very gratifying to find Cantor has at last received a full-scale biography--one that is irresistibly written, competently researched, and compassionate but not uncritical."--Gerald Bordman. 416 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Cocteau, Jean). Brown, Frederick IMPERSONATION OF ANGELS: A biography of Jean Cocteau
New York: Viking, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

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8 (Copeau, Jacques). Rudlin, John JACQUES COPEAU
Cambridge/London/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 052127303X / 9780521273039 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In Cambridge's Directors in Perspective series. Trade Paperback. Production creasing to rear cover, else fine, in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Assessment of the work and influence of the pioneering director long regarded as one of the fathers of twentieth-century French theatre. 141 pages, including index. Illustrated. Scarce! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 (Coward, Noel). Levin, Milton NOEL COWARD: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805769781 / 9780805769784 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Twayne English Authors series #73. Update of the 1968 study adds analysis of posthumous publications and new biographical information about this fascinating playwright, actor, composer and celebrated wit. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 (Dryden, John). Schilling, Bernard N., edited by DRYDEN: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1963). First edition, first printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Fine, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in a near fine, very lightly age-toned, somewhat edgeworn, illustrated dust jacket. 186 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. Jacket design by Stanley Wyatt. 
Buoyed by reappraisals from 20th century critics such as Eliot and Mark Van Doren, the Restoration playwright and Poet Laureate's reputation has climbed steadily since it stumbled so disastrously only decades after his heyday. 
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11 (Goethe). Brown, Jane K. FAUST: Theater of the World
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805794077 / 9780805794076 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a tiny corner crease to front flap; jacket art a detail of ''Carnival Evening'' by Henri Rousseau. Chronology of Goethe's life and works, notes and references, bibliography, index. 
Analysis of Goethe's seminal drama, which reveals how the play is representive of its author's growth over the 60 years he spent writing it. Brown addresses the effect on the German culture and history of this tale of an evil man's ultimate redemption. 
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12 (Hellman, Lillian and Hammett, Dashiell). Mellen, Joan HELLMAN AND HAMMETT: The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett
(New York): Harper CollinsPublishers, (1996). 006018339X / 9780060183394 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"This is the book that biographers of Hellman and Hammett have been trying to write for twenty years."--Richard Layman. "Stunning dual biography...not to be missed."--Deirdre Bair. Notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Kaufman, George S.) Mason, Jeffrey D. WISECRACKS: The Farces of George S. Kaufman
Ann Arbor,MI: UMI Research Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Critical analysis of one of Broadway's most successful comic muses, author of the classic and perpetually-in-revival YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, as well as gag-writer for the Marx Bros. Appendices, index, production photos. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 (Kern, Jerome). Freedland, Michael JEROME KERN: A Biography
New York: Stein and Day/Publishers, (1981). 0812827767 / 9780812827767 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Biography of "the key composer of the American musical theatre in the 20th century."--New York Times. Illustrated with photos. 182 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 (Nureyev, Rudolf). Stuart, Otis PERPETUAL MOTION: The Public and Private Lives of Rudolf Nureyev
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Singapore: Simon & Schuster, (1995). 0671875396 / 9780671875398 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in black linen over grey boards with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 317 pages; 34 photos on b&w plates; ballet chronology; role chronology; notes; select bibliography; and index. 
A full scale biography with unprecedented intimate details--illustrated with previously unpublished photographs. The dance critic discusses Nureyev's homosexuality, his aids battle, his major love affairs, his tantrums, and the dedication to his art. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 (Rice, Elmer). Hogan, Robert THE INDEPENDENCE OF ELMER RICE
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1965). 0809301776 / 9780809301775 First edition, first printing. Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a price-clipped, near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. Preface by Harry T. Moore. 164 pages, including index. 
A study of Rice as a man of the theatre, and of his plays as plays, not as texts. The book was an outgrowth of the author's association with Rice while directing an unproduced Rice play, and it benefits from firsthand discussions with the playwright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 (Rogers, Will). Rollins, Peter C. WILL ROGERS: A Biobibliography
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313226334 / 9780313226335 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket, as issued.a solid biography of the entertainer-philosopher. 
"Solid biography" with "reference material, ranging from a filmography and an annotated radio log to a comprehensive bibliography, a listing of available commercial recordings, and a detailed description of the major archival holdings."--Choice. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 (Rose, Billy). Nelson, Stephen ONLY A PAPER MOON: The Theatre of Billy Rose
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1987). 0835717968 / 9780835717960 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 169 pages; Notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Theater and Dramatic Studies, No. 42. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 (Rutherford, Margaret). Simmons, Dawn Langley MARGARET RUTHERFORD: A Blithe Spirit
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1983). 0070574790 / 9780070574793 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Memoir by the distinctive comic actress's adopted daughter. The divine Ms. R played Miss Marple in a series of film adaptations of Christie's work. The title is a tribute to her sublime performance as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 (Sands, Ben). Carey, Henry THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY: A Rendition in Regency Dress of a Burlesque Opera in Three Acts Founded on the Old Yorkshire Ballad of a Most Dreadful Combat
(London): Shoestring Press, 1960. First edition thus: limited to 200 copies, SIGNED by the artist. Hardcover. Fine, in fuchsia cloth shelfback over marbled boards with pink foil printed label; no dust jacket. ''The whole embellished with 20 cuts by Ben Sands.'' 
"This burlesque opera was discovered on a sunny day in the spring of 1958 in a sixpenny volume on a junk-stall."--from Sands' Foreword. Designed, illustrated, hand-set, and printed on dampened paper by Ben Sands, at his Shoestring Press. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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