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SENIOR DRAMA, (Edited By Sadler and Hayllar)
1 (Edited By Sadler and Hayllar) SENIOR DRAMA
South Yarra, VIC, Australia Macmillan Education Australia 1992 0333381173 / 9780333381175 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
v, + 242pp., b/white illustrations (production photographs), throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. " . . . a book designed to appeal to students in the senior years of high school. Tragedy, comedy, excitement, conflict and suspense are all here for the acting and the reading. A special introductory section defines and explians dramatic terms such as setting, plot, theme, climax, characterization and dialogue . . . The questions following each play or script assist understanding and interpretation. A detailed discussion of the Steinbeck play is also included . . . " Contents include: Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck), Picnic at Hanging Rock (Green/Lindsay), The Other Foot (Bradbury/Walsh), Napoleon's Piano (Milligan), The Tell-Tale Heart (Poe), Fawlty Towers (Cleese/Booth), and Bookshop (Cleese/Chapman). Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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THE NORMAN CONQUESTS : Table Manners. Living Together. Round and Round the Garden, Ayckbourn, Alan
2 Ayckbourn, Alan THE NORMAN CONQUESTS : Table Manners. Living Together. Round and Round the Garden
London Samuel French 1975 0573015767 / 9780573015762 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
58pp. + 50pp. + 51pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has one tiny corner crease. "The Norman Conquests is a trilogy of plays concerning a group of related people. The plays are not consecutive, but all occur during a single weekend in different parts of the same house. Each is complete in itself and can be played as a separate entity, and they can be performed in any order. However, each benefits if all can be produced as one three-fold whole . . . A common factor is Norman's attempts to involve himself in turn with his sister-in-law, his brother-in-law's wife and his own wife." Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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PLAYS OF THE 70s  (Volume 3), Brisbane, Katharine (edited by)
3 Brisbane, Katharine (edited by) PLAYS OF THE 70s (Volume 3)
Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2001 0868195995 / 9780868195995 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 211pp., several b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper near fine. This stand-alone volume in the Currency Modern Drama Series includes four plays: 'Crossfire', by Jennifer Compton; 'The Christian Brothers', by Ron Blair; 'A Happy and Holy Occasion', by John O'Donoghue; and 'Inner Voices', by Louis Nowra. " . . . covering 1975-77, years of consolidation for some, disappointment for others, the authors take stock of the progress of reform. In 'Crossfire's' critique of feminism; in the 'Christian Brothers' satire of Catholic education; in 'A Happy and Holy Occasion's' portrait of Irish obsequiousness and superstition; and 'Inner Voices' allegory of the ignorant in power, the plays express their writers' disillusion with the past and impatience for reconsideration . . . " Book weight approx. 350g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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PLAYS OF THE 70s  (Volume 3), Brisbane, Katharine (edited by)
4 Brisbane, Katharine (edited by) PLAYS OF THE 70s (Volume 3)
Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2001 0868195995 / 9780868195995 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 211pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. This stand-alone volume in the Currency Modern Drama Series includes four plays: 'Crossfire', by Jennifer Compton; 'The Christian Brothers', by Ron Blair; 'A Happy and Holy Occasion', by John O'Donoghue; and 'Inner Voices', by Louis Nowra. " . . . covering 1975-77, years of consolidation for some, disappointment for others, the authors take stock of the progress of reform. In 'Crossfire's' critique of feminism; in the 'Christian Brothers' satire of Catholic education; in 'A Happy and Holy Occasion's' portrait of Irish obsequiousness and superstition; and 'Inner Voices' allegory of the ignorant in power, the plays express their writers' disillusion with the past and impatience for reconsideration . . . " Book weight approx. 350g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 19.74 AUD
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5 Bryan, Col. Sir Herbert WANDA DREAMS- AND WAKES AND OTHER SKETCHES
London Mitre Press Not Stated Cloth Covered Hardback Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
48pp., book square, light edgewear, spine firm, leaves mildly tanned. Dirt marks on paste-downs along with original seller's sticker affixed lower front same. Sketch/sketches in which the central characters are Wanda [a Cocker spaniel], Wanda's mother, Master, Mistress, A vet, Two maids. Contents: Wanda dreams-and wakes, Roses in Autumn, Reticence, Thanksgiving, The Lock-keeper. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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NEW BRITISH POLITICAL DRAMATISTS, Bull, John
6 Bull, John NEW BRITISH POLITICAL DRAMATISTS
United Kingdom Grove Press 1984 0394623096 / 9780394623092 Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xix, + 244pp., plus 12 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Two miniscule pen dots to last page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, tiny corner crease to rear panel. A stand-alone title in the 'Grove Press Modern Dramatists' series. "In the late 1960s a number of startling changes occurred in British theatre, heralding the beginning of the most exciting period of drama of the entire century . . . " Contents include: List of Plates, Acks., (Series) Editors' Preface, 1968-1983: A History, 7 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index. 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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DENNIS POTTER: A Biography, Carpenter, Humphrey
7 Carpenter, Humphrey DENNIS POTTER: A Biography
London Faber and Faber 1998 0571176852 / 9780571176854 First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 
xi, + 672pp., two unpaginated, (mostly) candidly-illustrated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Backstrip mildly bumped on heel. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The biography of Dennis Potter is a story of a scriptwriting genius. Physically and psychologically scarred by illness which ailed him from the age of twenty-six, he was one of the most controversial figures in the history of British television, noted for his subversive plays "Pennies From Heaven', 'The Singing Detective'. and 'Black Eyes'. Contents include: Prologue. Four chaptered 'parts', Chronology of the Works of Dennis Potter, Biblio., Sources, Index. More. Book weight approx. 1.34 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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ONCE UPON A TIME (Or a Trip Through Storyland), Cole, P.C. (Words by) Loam, Arthur S. (Music by)
8 Cole, P.C. (Words by) Loam, Arthur S. (Music by) ONCE UPON A TIME (Or a Trip Through Storyland)
Melbourne/London Allan & Co./Paxton & Co. Softcover (Staplebound) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (copyright 1951). 28pp. Staple-bound. Several annotations, tape stains to margins. Art-illustrated limp wrapper edgeworn, nipped, several closed tears, plus previous owner's name and a number to top corner, front cover. 'Once Upon A Time' is a visit to Storyland, which includes such endearing favourites as: Red Riding Hood, Bo-Peep, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Mother Hubbard, Aladdin, Jack and Jill, Witch and others. Contents include: Prelims., Characters and Costumes, Scene, Musical contents (11 total). Item weight approx. 20g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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MY LEFT FOOT, Connaughton, Shane and Sheridan, Jim
9 Connaughton, Shane and Sheridan, Jim MY LEFT FOOT
London Faber & Faber 1989 0571143016 / 9780571143016 4th Impression Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 68pp., b/w film still illustrations throughout. Book slightly cocked. Clear acetate adhesive film applied to illustrated card wrapper, which has light creases and edgewear. White deletion fluid applied over name on half-title page, light pencil annotations on several pages. 'My Left Foot' was first shown at the Curzon Mayfair Theatre on August 18, 1989, and starred Daniel Day Lewis as Christy Brown. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 7.05 AUD
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SCREENWRITING : A Manual, Dawson, Jonathon (Edited By L. Elaine Miller)
10 Dawson, Jonathon (Edited By L. Elaine Miller) SCREENWRITING : A Manual
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Oxford University Press 2000 0195508327 / 9780195508321 First Australian Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 230pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has minor scuffing, plus a small hole to lower foredge of front panel, which has been covered over by previous owner with clear selotape to front and inside cover. " . . . a wide-ranging and accessible guide to industry practices and principles. Covering all forms of screenwriting and providing a comprehensive and considered approach to presenting work, it also allows for maximum creative freedom. Documentaries, television series, feature films, advertising, and children's programming, as well as animation and multimedia, are among the genres treated in detail. With script extracts, original storyboards, and narrative ideas for multimedia, this book offers concrete examples of successful and expressive screenwriting within the described production formats. Also contains exercises for generating and shaping the various elements of a script, an appendix containing information about copyright and other legal issues, and a glossary of terms . . . " Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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11 Douglas, Bill COMRADES (Script)
London Faber & Faber 1987 0571149472 / 9780571149476 First Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 134pp., illustrated throughout with b/white film stills. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit tanned. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn. Remainder stripe on foot of textblock. "The published script of 'Comrades' is almost wholly taken from the shooting script dated August, 1984, which in turn was based very closely upon the original screenplay written in 1980. For ease of reading, all technical directions have been omitted . . . " The epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, farm labourers whose meagre wages were reduced and reduced again until, on the margin of existence, they formed a union, and staged a walk-out. Promptly arrested, they were senteced to seven years transportation to Australia. This title follows the adventures of six of the martyrs . . . Contents include: Prelims., List of Characters, Dialogue, The Cast. Book weight approx. 185g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.41 AUD
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THE CASE OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD : A Dramatic Monologue. From the Journals, Letters and Stories of Katherine Mansfield  (Signed Copy), Downes, Cathy
12 Downes, Cathy THE CASE OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD : A Dramatic Monologue. From the Journals, Letters and Stories of Katherine Mansfield (Signed Copy)
Wellington, New Zealand The Women's Play Press 1995 0958339333 / 9780958339339 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
38pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription (with recipient's name inked out), signed by actor, director and playwright Cathy Downes on reverse of half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. From the rear panel: "Using only Mansfield's own words, 'The Case of Katherine Mansfield' is the acclaimed dramatic portrait of New Zealand's most celebrated and controversial short story writer, from the age of eighteen to her premature death at thirty-four . . . " Contents include: First Performance, Introduction, Katherine Mansfield, 1888-1923, Characters, Acts One and Two. Book weight approx. 125g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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CHANGI, Doyle, John
13 Doyle, John CHANGI
Sydney ABC Books 2001 0733310362 / 9780733310362 First Edition Card Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii + 289pp. Illustrated throughout in b/white with stills from the teleseries. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed. Text is a copy of the script for the ABC Television program: CHANGI. The cast included: Bud Tingwell, Slim de Grey, Terry Norris, Jill Perryman, Tsunashima Gotharo and many others. Weight approx. 600gms. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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14 Erhard, Thomas A. THE THEATRE STUDENT: Nine Hundred American Plays: A Synopsis-History of American Theatre
New York Richards Rosen Press 1978 0823904067 / 9780823904068 First [Stated] Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xxi, + 106pp. Book clean, square. Library standard binding, but no identifiers to indicate library use. Leaves clean. Printed boards mildly bumped and scuffed, with poor production finish on one foredge corner. A stand-alone volume in the 'Theatre Student' series, written for students of the theatre involved in producing drama and musicals. Contents include: Prelims., Index of authors, Index of titles, Intro., Short synopsis of 900 American plays. Book weight approx. 630g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING : The Film Script, Flanagan, Richard
15 Flanagan, Richard THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING : The Film Script
Australia Picador 2000 0330362399 / 9780330362399 Reprint Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxiv, + 174pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit with slight tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Richard Flanagan's script of his celebrated film is a beautiful prose-poem in its own right, which can be read with as much pleasure as his novel of the same name . . . Includes a frank essay by Richard Flanagan on film and writing. Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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UNDERWEAR, PERFUME AND CRASH HELMET (Current Theatre Series), Gurr, Michael
16 Gurr, Michael UNDERWEAR, PERFUME AND CRASH HELMET (Current Theatre Series)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press/ Playbox Theatre C 1994 0868193860 / 9780868193861 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vi, + 73pp., b/white thumbnail images of Playbox Theatre cast. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented only. From the rear panel; 'Robert is an MP with a dangerously slim majority. His wife, Caroline, is a reformed hippy, with a little too much time on her hands. Nicholas is her brother, a musician, destined for fame but with a lot to learn. Into their lives comes Lionel, a right-wing philosopher . . . On the fringes lives Michelle, young, disturbed . . . A contemporary thriller in which all of these lives hurtle headlong towards an inevitable collision." A stand-alone title in the 'Current Theatre Series'. Book weight approx. 110g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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17 Hall, Rodney A RETURN TO THE BRINK
Australia Currency Press/ Playbox Theatre Centre 1999 0868195901 / 9780868195902 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
64pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, plus several horizontal indentations. From the pen of one of Australia's most celebrated writers, an examination of personal courage and political drama centred around the 1838 Myall Creek massacre court case . . . Theatre Program in centre pages. Book weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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HIT AND RUN, Herbert, Kate
18 Herbert, Kate HIT AND RUN
Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2001 0868196541 / 9780868196541 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
46pp., b/white thumbnail illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly indented, small corner crease. A stand-alone title in the Current Theatre Series. From the rear panel: "Anita has a terrible secret, one she can't even share with her husband, Adam. One that she won't even face herself. And it's tearing her apart inside. Then along comes an anonymous and slightly mysterious stranger and her life is to change forever . . . " Contents include: Hit and Run, Appendix, Theatre Program in centre pages. Book weight approx. 85g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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THE ADMAN, Hewett, Robert
19 Hewett, Robert THE ADMAN
Paddington, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press/ Playbox Theatre C 1991 0868192848 / 9780868192840 First Thus Staplebound Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
85pp., small b/white photographic illustrations of playwright, cast members, etc. Book clean. Staples firm, no rust. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and scuffed. This stand-alone title in the 'Playbox Current Theatre' series " . . . captures both the superficial glamour and the behind-the-scenes manipulation of the advertising world . . . " 'The Adman' was first performed by the Playbox Theatre Company at the Merlyn Theatre, Melbourne, on 20 July, 1991. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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20 IBSEN, HENRIK (interpreted by Isabelle M.Pagan) THE FANTASY OF PEER GYNT: Being Selections from the Dramatic Poem "Peer Gynt"
London Theosophical Publishing Society 1909 1st Thus (English) Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
129pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, lightly cocked. Gilt titles and black decorations on mildly soiled, bumped and abraded green cloth, plus a stain, and a (just) starting hinge on rear board. An original seller's stamp on front pastedown, a nondescript inscription on ffep., plus noticeable tanned splotches on all endpapers. An extensive Introduction by Isabelle M. Pagan explains how Ibsen's dramatic poem of 'Peer Gynt" has been transcribed for the stage. English text throughout. Dramatis Personae, Act 1/ Actual Events. 2/ Astral Illusions. An Echo. 3/ Path of Action. 4/ Peer on his Travels. 5/ Outlaws Return. Epilogue: After Death. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.82 AUD
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