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1 (McKellen, Ian). Shakespeare, William RICHARD III
[No place]. [No publisher], [No date]. First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Oblong quarto. Trade Paperback. A whisper of wear to the extremities, else an unread, fine copy in slick, color photo-pictorial wraps. This copy SIGNED by the Oscar-nominated actor/screenwriter to the front cover. 
Lavishly produced full-color photographic album of scenes from McKellen's adaptation of RICHARD III set in an imaginary fascist Europe and England of the 1930s. McKellen starred as Richard, and Jim Broadbent, Annette Bening, and Robert Downey co-starred. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Shakespeare, William). Blatty, William Peter I, BILLY SHAKESPEARE!
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a very lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Victoria Chess. A nice example. 
A ghostly Bard of Avon holds forth on the authorship question, and makes a number of other provocative revelations; slender bit of high-toned drollery from the future author of THE EXORCIST. Immeasurably enhanced by Chess' cheeky and irreverent sketches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Shakespeare, William). Dane, Clemence THE GODSON
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1964). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with photo-reproduction of ''Shakespeare in the Last Years''-- a bronze sculpture by Dane, echoed at the frontispiece. 
Novella-length fantasy about Will Davenant, the godson of William Shakespeare, by the noted U.K. novelist and playwright; set on the eve of Shakespeare's last birthday, as Will and his friends prepare for a special performance of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Shakespeare, William). Lundstrom, Rinda F. WILLIAM POEL'S HAMLETS: The Director as Critic
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1984). 0835715477 / 9780835715478 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with small graphic design to the front cover; no dust jacket as issued. 15 illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. 
Poel, a revolutionary interpreter of Shakespeare in the late 19th Century, changed the way the Bard's works were produced. This study examines the nature of Poel's new ideas, what motivated his approach, and the impact on the theatre world. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Shakespeare, William). Stevenson, David THE MEDITATIONS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: An Introduction to the Shakespeare Anagrams
New York: Vantage Press, (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with very light shelfwear, and faint dust-soiling to the page edges; in a pictorial dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears, mild edgewear and rubbing, and minor fading to the predominantly green spine panel. 
Vanity press issue of Mr. Stevenson's anagramatic analyses of Shakespeare's sonnets, revealing--for the first time!--the true identity behind the mysterious Mr. W.H., the Dark Lady, and other "age-old riddles." A veritable X-file of bardelusionary data. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 (Shakespeare, William). White, R.S. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805787224 / 9780805787221 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket illustrated with a portrait of Frances, Countess of Somerset, attributed to William Larkin. 
Introduction to Shakespeare's comedy of Falstaff in love that also treats the operatic incarnations by Nicolai, Verdi and Vaughn. Bibliography, index. In Twayne's New Critical Introductions to Shakespeare series under the editorship of Graham Bradshaw. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Beatty, John & Patricia MASTER ROSALIND
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine (tiny label ghost to front free endpaper), in age-toned dust jacket with edgewear, a few small dots of stain to rear panel, 3'' and half-inch closed edge tears--reinforced with cello-tape to the reverse of the jacket. Much nicer than it sounds. 
Juvenile historical fiction, wherein a young Elizabethan woman (with a Shakespearean name) dresses as a boy in order to join a theatrical company (and play female parts!), and who will ultimately meet the Queen herself. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE for kids? 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Burgess, Anthony ENDERBY'S DARK LADY
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1984). 0070089698 / 9780070089693 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Pages very mildly tanned, else a fine copy in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Burgess's poet Enderby is resurrected for yet another farcical exploit--by popular acclaim, according to Burgess, who notes that readers objected to "my casually killing my hero" in THE CLOCKWORK TESTAMENT, or Enderby's End. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Harris, Anthony NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS: Witchcraft and Magic in Seventeenth-Century English Drama
Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, (1980). 0847662268 / 9780847662265 Hardcover. Near fine, with extremely mild foxing to top edge; in a price-clipped photo-pictoral dust jacket with minor fading to the spine panel. 
Harris examines the social and political background of witches in the literature of Stuart England, with a focus on Shakespeare, Jonson and other dramatists. Front jacket photo, MacBeth (Ian McKellen) surrounded by the Weird Sisters from 1976 production. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Heppenstall, Rayner & Innes, Michael THREE TALES OF HAMLET
London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. A tiny area of nearly invisible stain to rear cover, else this is a fine copy in vivid orange cloth lettered in black to the spine; in a lightly rubbed and age-toned printed dust jacket that also shows some tiny creases. 
Texts of three Hamletian entertainments devised for the BBC: a detective parody, "The Mysterious Affair at Elsinore"; a sequel to HAMLET "The Hawk and the Handsaw"--both by Innes, and Heppenstall's reconstruction of the play's sources, "The Fool's Saga." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Norman, Marc & Stoppard, Tom SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
[No place]. [No publisher], (1998). Shooting script. 8.5 x 11 inch xeroxed pages bradbound within color xerox covers with photo art of Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow. The front cover page shows a diagonal crease to lower righthand corner and a bit of edgewear. 129 pages. 
Apparently produced to use in promoting the screenplay to Academy and Golden Globe voters, this shooting-script copy has been SIGNED to the front cover by Stoppard and Norman. The screenwriters, the film, Paltrow, Judi Dench all won Oscars. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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12 Pohl, Frederick J. LIKE TO THE LARK: THE EARLY YEARS OF SHAKESPEARE
(London): Davis-Poynter, (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling and a short tear, else very good. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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