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1 (Apollinaire, Guillaume). Bates, Scott GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition thus: Revised edition. Hardcover. Near fine with a small bump to the head of the spine, in dust jacket with light shelfwear to the lower extremities and a few accompanying creases. 
An analysis of one of France's greatest authors of the early twentieth century, the man credited with coining the term "surrealisme" and the forefather of early dadaism and futurism. Index. 
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2 (Apollinaire, Guillaume). Bates, Scott GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 080578246X / 9780805782462 First edition thus: Revised edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, notes, references, index, glossary. 
Critical study of the adventurous and influential French poet and critic, who is credited with coining the word "surrealism" and with defining and championing many of the key "isms" in twentieth century arts and letters. Twayne World Authors series #14. 
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3 (Bagnold, Enid). Friedman, Lenemaja ENID BAGNOLD
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1986). 0805769226 / 9780805769227 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
Only book-length study of the author of NATIONAL VELVET and THE CHALK GARDEN. #427 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
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4 (Chekhov, Anton). Logan, Joshua THE WISTERIA TREES
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. Hardcover. Lightly faded cover edges, and mildly bumped lower corners, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with price shadow to front flap, wear, nicks, creases, and tiny tears to the edges, and chipping to the upper rear panel. Production credits. 
Frontispiece, title-page, two additional b&w production photos by Vandamm. Logan reworks Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, setting it in a Louisiana plantation. The play premiered in NY in 1950, in a production directed by Logan and starring Helen Hayes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 (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. 
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6 (Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Kleist, Heinrich von). Burckhardt, Sigurd THE DRAMA OF LANGUAGE: Essays on Goethe and Kleist
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins Press, (1970). 801810493 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with silver gilt lettering to the spine; in a printed dust jacket with sticker ghost to front panel. Notes, index. 
A collection of essays about the great dramatists of Germany's golden age, prepared by Professors Bernard Blume and Roy Harvey Pearce after Burckhardt's death. The seven works are analyzed with a focus on the truth of inconsistencies. 
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7 (Hellman, Lillian). Riordan, Mary Marguerite LILLIAN HELLMAN: A Bibliography: 1926-1978
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 
Scarecrow Author Bibliographies, Number 50. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 (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. 
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9 (Musil, Robert). Bangerter, Lowell A. ROBERT MUSIL
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, (1989). 0804420548 / 9780804420549 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A probing critical-biographical study of Musil's life, views and works. Part of Frederick Ungar's series Literature and Life: World Writers. 153 pages with index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 (O'Neill, Eugene). Frazer, Winifred Dusenbury LOVE AS DEATH IN THE ICEMAN COMETH: A Modern Treatment of an Ancient Theme
Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1967. First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in printed, textured wraps. 
Fairly scarce university press monograph about O'Neill's mammoth four-act drama at the heart of which is the dark and enigmatic Hickey--definitively portrayed onstage by the late Jason Robards, Jr. and rather hamhandedly essayed on screen by Lee Marvin. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 (Shakespeare, William). Hufford, Lois Grosvenor SHAKESPEARE IN TALE AND VERSE
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. First edition. Some wear to the upper and lower spine extremities, mild fading to the spine, else a well-preserved, very good plus copy in red linen with gilt titles and rules to the front cover and spine; top page edges gilt. 
Inscribed, SIGNED and dated 1907 by the author to the front endpaper. Mrs. Hufford edited JOHN RUSKIN: Letters and Essays and co-edited and annotated JULIUS CAESAR with George Hufford. Here, detailed story descriptions accompany Shakespeare selections. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 (Shaw, George Bernard). Silver, Arnold SAINT JOAN: Playing with Fire
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794360 / 9780805794366 First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Head of a Veiled Woman'' by Odilon Redon. Chronology of Shaw's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
Shaw's superb late play is a reflection of the author's personal and philosophical conflicts, argues Silver. The work, which is as much about the politics of the early 20th Century as about the time of Joan, is a subtle critique of England. 
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13 (Simon, Neil). McGovern, Edythe NOT-SO-SIMPLE SIMON: A CRITICAL STUDY
(Van Nuys, California): (Perrivale Press), (1978). 0912288116 / 9780912288116 First edition: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Hint of a spine crease, a whisper of wear, else a fine, virtually unread copy in illustrated wraps. With an introduction by Simon. Indexed. 
Very early, serious (McGovern invokes Aristotle and Artaud in the first paragraph!) study of the record-breaking hitmeister's first dozen Broadway plays, augmented with production credits, photos and Hirschfeld caricatures. Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 (Starrett, Vincent). Hugo, Victor RUY BLAS: A Drama in Five Acts
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894. First U.S. edition: one of five hundred numbered copies, this is #493. Translated from the original French by ''W.D.S.A.'' Hardcover. Fine in forest green binding decorated with gilt devices and lettering; no dust jacket. From Vincent Starrett's library with his enchanting bookplate to front pastedown and SIGNED by him to the half-title. 
1838 verse drama, which christened Hugo's new Theatre de La Renaissance--a gift to him from the French Royal Family. In the Edition De Luxe, illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates and intext compositions by Adrien Moreau, etched by Champollion. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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15 (Steinbeck, John). Whitebrook, Peter STAGING STEINBECK: Dramatising THE GRAPES OF WRATH
London: Cassell, (1988) 0304321990 / 9780304321995 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Project journal kept by the co-adaptor of the first authorized stage adaptation of Steinbeck's masterpiece, which debuted in the 1987 Edinburgh Festival in a production mounted by the American Festival Theatre. Illustrated with production photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 (Wesker, Arnold). Dorman, Reade W. ARNOLD WESKER REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A reexamination of one of the "Angry Young Men" who took the British stage by storm in the 1950's, focusing on the plays written after 1970 and undrscoring his importance in the development of English theatre. Twayne's English Author Series #506. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 (Wilbur, Richard). Hill, Donald RICHARD WILBUR
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1967). 0805708006 / 9780805708004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock lightly tanned, as expected, near fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth; no dust jacket. 
Detailed, paraphrase-centered interpretative study of the American poet, whose renderings of Moliere's works into English are among the most admired and oft-produced verse translations in the history of the art. Notes, chronology, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Abe, Kobo; Keene, Donald, translator FRIENDS
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1969). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Small stain to page 30, else near fine in black cloth; in a photo-pictorial price-clipped dust jacket with very minor wear to the upper edge of the spine panel. Jacket photograph by Akihisa Kanal and design by Kuhlman Associates. 
Abe is the noted author of the novels THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES and The FACE OF ANOTHER. This absurdist play is about an office worker who gets his own apartment, only to have a family he doesn't know move in with him. First performed in Toyko in 1967. 
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19 Artaud, Antonin HERE THEN THE QUESTION
[No place]. Filthythumb Press, 1968. First edition: a chapbook original. Offsetting to covers, else a nearly fine copy in stapled, illustrated wraps. 
Posthumous publication of several short pieces by the French poet/dramatist (whose THE THEATRE AND ITS DOUBLE wielded enormous influence on the avant-garde theatre of the 1960's), including the title poem. The question is: "Why in hell are we living?' 
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20 Bond, Nelson MR. MERGENTHWIRKER'S LOBBLIES
New York: Samuel French, Inc., (1957). First edition: Acting edition. Mild reader's crease, age-toning to extremities of covers, else near fine in wraps. 
Kooky fantasy yarn that first appeared in SCRIBNER'S Magazine in 1937, then in a collection from Coward-McCann in 1946, and was also adapted into a radio series and a tv play (1946). This is Bond's 1957 revision intended for live stage performances. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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