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MONOLOGUES FOR MEN, Jeayes, Allan
21 Jeayes, Allan MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
London Samuel French 1947 First Edition Limp Wrapper Booklet, 12mo Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
20pp. Staplebound booklet square. Latent staples. Spine holding. Publisher's affiliate stamp, alomg with an original seller's stamp on title page, otherwise mildly tanned leaves clean. Art-illustrated ['Paul'] limp wrapper slightly sunned and soiled, together with an Australian price and stamp extant. A series of short monologues ["No fee payable, or licence required, if performed by amateur performers, professional entertainers must apply..."] . Contents include: Full Cockney [East End]. Half Cockney [Suburban].Rustic, The Yank, Irish, Scotch, Welsh, Down & Out, Court Scene, Foreigner, North Country, Up and Doing. Booklet weight approx. 50g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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22 Kenton, Warren THE PLAY BEGINS: A Documentary-Novel Upon the Mounting of a Play
London Elek Books 1971 023615401X / 9780236154012 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Fair + Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
127pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Discrete indication that this was an ex-library copy [front pastedown, title page, colophon], else clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, with closed tear, several biopredation holes and stain. An introduction to the theatre, in the form of a documentary-novel, it tells the story of what happens between the playwright's first idea for a play, and the play's opening night in a West End theatre...Book weight approx. 410g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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23 Lawler, Ray THE PICCADILLY BUSHMAN [Revised Edition]. (Signed Copy)
Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia Currency Press 1998 086819560X / 9780868195605 Revised Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
95pp., plus [xvi] bound-in program. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Inscription, signed/dated 17-11-98 [ Opening night of the revised edition of the play, Playbox Theatre, Melbourne] by author on title page, otherwise leaves clean. Printed card wrapper just slightly edgeworn only. First produced in 1959, this revised edition of 'The Piccadilly Bushman' finds Alec Ritchie, as did many of his contemporaries, travel overseas to pursue an acting career. Becoming successful and highly regarded, he returns to his native Australia to make a film for a British company. Circumstances have changed during his absence and the welcome he was expecting does not come easily, as his past threatens to impact his future . . . Features John Walton, Rachel Ward, Frank Gallagher, Julia Blake and Terry Norris. Directed by Aubrey Mellor. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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24 Mahoney, J.C. [Edited by] SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND
Melbourne, Victoria Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press 1937 1st Thus Hardcover [Original Red Cloth] Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
200pp., b/white line-engraved frontispiece, and several unpaginated plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Trivial marks on red cloth boards. Stamped on the front free endpaper:'Specimen copy with publishers compliments'. 'With compliments' . . . Bendigo [Victoria] bookseller, plus a tip-in publisher's price label, and a former owner's name. One corner nipped [5mm] of one leaf, otherwise textblock clean. No dustjacket. A stand-alone volume in the 'Australian Students' Shakepeare' series, aimed at providing an annotated text of the plays of Shakespeare, based on the authority of the First Folio. Includes: Preface, Biblio., Intro., Dramatis Personae, Richard the Second, Notes, Appendices. Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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PROOF : A Text Response Guide to Jocelyn Moorhouse's Film, McRoberts, Richard  (Series Editor) and Pope, Marcia
25 McRoberts, Richard (Series Editor) and Pope, Marcia PROOF : A Text Response Guide to Jocelyn Moorhouse's Film
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Wizard Books 1995 1875739289 / 9781875739288 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
48pp. Booklet clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, soft reading crease to front panel, and corner crease to rear. A stand-alone title in the 'Wizard Study Guides' series. Contents include: Profile of the writer/director; The text in perspective, notes on genre, structure and style; Reading a film as text; Actors and acting; camera angles and movement; Framing, editing and sound; What happens? A synopsis of the film; characters, themes, and issues; What do the critics say?; Example of a literary essay response. Booklet weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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COLLECTED PLAYS (With an Introduction), Miller, Arthur
26 Miller, Arthur COLLECTED PLAYS (With an Introduction)
London Cresset Press 1961 4th Impression Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
439pp. Book clean and square. Gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green cloth boards nominally bumped on lower foredge corners, else very good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, light marks on text-block edges, otherwise good. No dustjacket. An extensive Introduction (50+ pages) by the author gives a thorough explanation of his aims with each of the plays in this volume . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Plays: 'All My Sons', 'Death of a Salesman', 'The Crucible', 'A Memory of Two Mondays', and 'A View From The Bridge'. Book weight approx. 630g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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FOUR PLAYS, Milne, A.A.
27 Milne, A.A. FOUR PLAYS
London Chatto & Windus 1926 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
265pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped head and heel, with an undamaged title label affixed there-on. Khaki-coloured original cloth boards minimally bumped, plus a very minor production fault, else good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, tiny biopredation specks on same, a name written on rear pastedown, foxing strips on both endpapers, ditto flecks on crudely trimmed (amateurish) 'deckle' foredge, else leaves randomly splotched. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several repaired, closed tears, mild soiling and discolouring on spine, plus original printed price partially obliterated on front panel. 'The Four Plays', by A.A. Milne (1882-1956) consists of: To Have the Honour (1924), Ariadne, or Business First (1924), Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers (1926), and Success (1926). Book weight approx. 365g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 39.48 AUD
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TEN PUPPET PLAYS (And Production Notes). Graded for Lower Junior to Senior Classes, Morell, Musette
28 Morell, Musette TEN PUPPET PLAYS (And Production Notes). Graded for Lower Junior to Senior Classes
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Currawong Publishing 1950 First Edition Softcover Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
116pp., b/white header sketch illustrations by Edwina Bell. Book square. Spine has 1cm. chips head and heel. Art-illustrated card wrapper soiled and flecked, creased and stained (mostly on rear wrap). A former owner's detail and an original seller's stamp on front flysheet, small stain and margin tear on rear flysheet, else random flecks and bumps throughout textblock. Foreword by L.F. Keller (Inspector of Schools; Organizer of Drama and Puppetry, NSW),Ten plays (including two Aboriginal plays), A Word Before You Begin, and Production Notes. Book weight approx. 140g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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BOMBSHELLS, Murray-Smith, Joanna
29 Murray-Smith, Joanna BOMBSHELLS
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2007 0868197513 / 9780868197517 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 50pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. " . . . exposes six women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning. They range in age from a feisty teenager to a 64-year-old widow yearning for the unexpected . . . " Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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30 O'Neill, Tee The Dogs Play: And, A Few Roos Loose in the Top Paddock
Australia Currency Press, in association with Playbox Theatre Centre, Monash University, Melbourne 1999 0868195871 / 9780868195872 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
76pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear only. Two startlingly innovative plays by award-winning Australian playwright, lecturer and tutor, Tee O'Neill. 'The Dogs Play' is the author's first play. Theatre Program in centre pages. Book weight approx. 140g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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THE BLIND BEAUTY. A Play, Pasternak, Boris
31 Pasternak, Boris THE BLIND BEAUTY. A Play
London Collins and Harvill Press 1969 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
128pp., b/white, author-portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards nominally bumped on upper rear foredge corner. Textblock clean and unmarked. Illustrated (art-design front - Kenneth Farnhill; author portrait, as frontis, on rear) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, colour-faded title on spine, plus random surface chipping. Translated from the Russian by Max Hayward and Manya Harari. Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) had hoped to live long enough to finish this play, however the text he left probably amounts to between half to two thirds of what he had planned . . . The play's cast of characters is almost a complete range of social types . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, List to Characters, Prologue, Scene One, Two, Act One Scene One, Act One Scene Two. Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE LOST PRINCE (Screenplay), Poliakoff, Stephen
32 Poliakoff, Stephen THE LOST PRINCE (Screenplay)
London Methuen 2003 0413773078 / 9780413773074 Fourth Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
lxviii, + 179pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Number stamp to Author Biog. page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn only. " . . . follows the life and times of Prince John, the youngest son of George V and Queen Mary, whose short life spanned one of the most momentous periods in British history . . . Dramatising the historical facts from the angle of a charming and 'different' child, Poliakoff paints a vivid and sometimes shocking picture of a king and queen faced with bringing up a disabled son in the midst of one of the world's greatest conflicts." Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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INHERITANCE, Rayson, Hannie
33 Rayson, Hannie INHERITANCE
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2007 0868197203 / 9780868197203 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
98pp., plus Appendix and six page publisher's promo section at rear. B/white frontis, plus b/white halftone photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and scuffed. Prelims. by Peter Summerfeld, Hilary Glow and Simon Phillips. A "powerful drama, where duty contends with freedom, and the differences of race, gender and generation must be reconciled before the claims on Allandale, and its families, may be settled . . . " Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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INHERITANCE, Rayson, Hannie
34 Rayson, Hannie INHERITANCE
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2005 0868197203 / 9780868197203 Revised Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
98pp., plus Appendix and six page publisher's promo section at rear. B/white frontis, plus b/white halftone photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous bookseller's stamp to author biog. and title pages, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, soft reading crease to front panel, small, soft corner crease to rear. Prelims. by Peter Summerfeld, Hilary Glow and Simon Phillips. A "powerful drama, where duty contends with freedom, and the differences of race, gender and generation must be reconciled before the claims on Allandale, and its families, may be settled . . . " Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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35 Rubinstein, H.F. (Edited by) Bernhard, Emil. Scott, Paul. Hemro. Block, Toni FOUR JEWISH PLAYS
London Victor Gollancz 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
303pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green cloth boards mildly bumped on foot. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, random flecks and splotches on text-block edges, and throughout. No dustjacket. The four Jewish plays in this volume are: 'The Marranos' by Emil Bernhard (5 Acts). 'Pillars of Salt' by Paul Scott (3 Acts). 'Poor Ostrich' by Hemro (4 Episodes). 'You Must Stay To Tea' by Toni Block (3 Acts). Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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KEAN or Disorder and Genius (English Edition), Sartre, Jean-Paul
36 Sartre, Jean-Paul KEAN or Disorder and Genius (English Edition)
London Hamish Hamilton 1954 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
146pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over minimally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock edges mildly flecked. Endpapers splotched and flecked. Sketch-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, spine lightly tanned, else random flecks. Encouraged by Frederick Lemaitre, a popular French actor in the mid 1830s, Emmanual Theaulon wrote a play based on English actor Edmund Kean, who had died three years previously. The play flopped and was given to Alexandre Dumas to rewrite, becoming a huge success. For the modern audience, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) undertook a new rewrite. This volume, from that rewrite, was translated from the French by Kitty Black. In five acts: Act 1, Scene One: The Hall of the Danish Embassy in London . . . Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 42.30 AUD
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THE PLAY OF WILLIAM COOPER AND EDMUND DEW-NEVETT [A Methuen Playscript], Selbourne, David
37 Selbourne, David THE PLAY OF WILLIAM COOPER AND EDMUND DEW-NEVETT [A Methuen Playscript]
London Methuen 1968 Staplebound Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
84pp., book square, staples firm. Leaves mildly brown, but clean. Printed card wrapper has a few soft creases and surface scratches, a mark on lower wrap fold, else good. A volume in the Methuen 'Playscript Series'. "This is a gripping, haunting and funny play about happiness, corruption and growing wisdom of a simpleton and innocent, William Cooper." The play was first staged at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, on Jan 25th, 1968. Book weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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38 Sondheim, Stephen and Furth, George GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER: A Comedy Thriller
New York Theatre Communications Group 1997 155936128X / 9781559361286 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
123pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly splayed and edgeworn. Originally performed under the title 'The Doctor Is Out' at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California, September, 1995. Later opening at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, March 17, 1996, under the present title, it is a classic whodunnit that finds a group of patients arriving at their group therapy session at a psychiatrist's office in Manhatten's Upper West Side, on a stormy night. Their faithful, Pulitzer-prize winning doctor, Conrad Bering, is missing from his two-room suite, in an almost empty, about to be renovated building...Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY : The Screenplay, Thompson, Emma
39 Thompson, Emma SENSE AND SENSIBILITY : The Screenplay
London Bloomsbury Publishing 1996 0747528608 / 9780747528609 Second Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
161pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, remainder stripe to foot. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. Winner of the 1996 Academy Award for Best Screenplay. "Emma Thompson's screenplay enhances the original, pointing up the underlying darkness of the story - which hinges on greed and betrayal - without ever losing sight of its fun, high spirits and romance." Book weight approx. 170g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.46 AUD
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40 Thomson, Katherine, et al MAVIS GOES TO TIMOR
Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia Currency Press 2003 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
43pp., plus xxi. Illustrated throughout, promotional section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and edgeworn. A contemporary play, based on fact, finds Mavis, an 86 year old haberdasher from Yarrawonga, in northern Victoria, and her middle-aged daughter Elwyn, travel to East Timor amid upheaval and turmoil, with sewing machines and tonnes of goods, to 'do what they could' after becoming aware of the desperate plight of the East Timorese in their battle for independence from Indonesia . . . Play first performed at Perth International Arts Festival on Feb.7, 2002. Directed by Angela Chaplin, and featured Anne Phelan as Mavis. Contents include: Mavis goes to East Timor, Appendix. *Minor Value Point* Theatre ticket stub from Malthouse Theatre, 25 Feb. 2003. Book weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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