Stainer & Bell 1st 1975
8vo, v v min bmps to bds, wr + small tr to d/w, d/w spine sunned o/w VG++/VG+ 580 gms
(Order reference 10014A).
Faber & Faber 1st 1993
8vo F/VG++ 570 gms
(Order reference 10049).
Sidgwick & Jackson 1st 1979
8vo F/VG++ 825 gms
(Order reference 10053A).
Piatkus rep 1984
price clipped, sunning to top of d/w + sl sunning to top edge of bds o/w VG++/VG+ 522 gms
(Order reference 1010).
A & C Black 5th edn 1996
8vo pb 224pp, min bmps + wr + v sl crsing to cvrs, small name to inside fr cvr o/w VG+ 455 gms
(Order reference 10111).
W H Allen 1st British edition 1973
8vo, minor chips to edges of d/w, small closed tear to rear of d/w, small stain to rear board o/w VG++/VG++ 490 gms
(Order reference 10298)
Florenz Ziegfeld was, without question, the most flamboyant showman the American theatre has produced. By glorifying the American girl in glittering, glamorous settings, he packed theatres for years and became a legend in his own lifetime. The author's story of the life and loves of Florenz Ziegfeld explores the man backstage - the demonic, driving, ruthless but utterly charming genius whose private life was as agonizing as his public life was dazzling. This account of Ziegfeld's life, together with detailed descriptions of the spectacular productions masterminded by Ziegfeld and designed by the great Joseph Urban, is based on interviews with almost every living person who knew or worked with Ziegfeld: his daughter; his private secretary, Goldie; and the stars who soared through the glittering Ziegfeld horizon. Highham has created an unforgettable portrait of the life and loves of the greatest showman of them all.
Hodder & Stoughton 1st 1990
8vo F/F 505 gms
(Order reference 10894).
Phaidon rep 1999 8vo
pb 128pp, min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 280 gms
(Order reference 10915).
Triplegate 1st 1985
large 8vo, crsing to top edge of d/w o/w F/VG++ 565 gms
(Order reference 11287).
Quartet Books 1st 1992
8vo F+/F 590 gms
(Order reference 11301).
Rizzoli International 1st 1991
landscape fmt 8vo F/F 530 gms
(Order reference 11390).
A & C Black rep 1991
4to pb 192pp, v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 555 gms
(Order reference 11475).
Jarrolds 1st 1967
8vo, sl wr to d/w o/w F/VG++ 430 gms
(Order reference 11541).
Jonathan Cape 1st 1980
4to, v v min bmps to bds, min spotting, small area of dmge to fep o/w VG++/VG++ 420 gms
(Order reference 11583).
Jonathan Cape 1st 1980
4to, VG++/VG++ 420 gms
(Order reference 11584).
Allen Lane 1st 1971
8vo, silver titling to spine, prev owner's ex lib plate to fep verso, d/w v v sl grubby o/w VG++/VG++ 255 gms
(Order reference 11607)
Da Capo Press 2002
8vo pb 373pp F+. Available now. Not Print on Demand. 515 gms
(Order reference 11665).
How do professional actors manage to create and embody wildly varied characters? How do their best performances resonate so strongly with audiences? Many of the most revered practitioners of the trade—Al Pacino, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Shelley Winters, Paul Newman, and dozens more—credit their greatest theatrical education to one small room on Manhattan's West 44th Street, the home of Lee Strasberg and his Actors Studio. There, in the 1950s and 60s, these legendary performers absorbed the Stanislayskybased 'Method' acting that was Strasberg's trademark, and launched unforgettable careers.
In his classic history of the Studio, A Method to Their Madness, Foster Hirsch studies the early years, remembering Strasberg's controversial exercises, and revealing how the Studio's most successful alumni forever shaped theatrical history. But he also goes behind the scenes, spending months observing its twice-weekly acting sessions, interviewing its longtime members, and piecing together its internal politics. Now featuring a new afterword profiling the Studio's evolution since the turn of the millennium—from its worldwide television series to its highly prized MFA program—A Method to Their Madness is an essential account of the most influential acting institution America has ever known.
"A lively, gossipy, perceptive, sometimes scathing study." — Publishers Weekly
"From the beginning... Stanislaysky's ideas have ignited the fire of controversy, and nowhere more so than at the Actors Studio, the famous New York workshop where [they were] transformed into `the Method."' — New York Times Book Review
"[A] richly detailed history."— Backstage
Studio Vista 1979
4to, neat name to fep VG++/VG++ 765 gms
(Order reference 11695).
A & C Black 1st 1972
4to, ex school lib, glazed pictorial boards, wr, bmps + splits to bds o/w G++ 365 gms
(Order reference 11784).
Macmillan 1st 1975
4to VG++/VG++ 595 gms
(Order reference 11794).
Little, Brown and Co. 1st 1999
8vo, v v min wr + sl crsing to edges of d/w o/w F/VG++ 405 gms
(Order reference 11797).
McGraw Hill 4th edn 2004
4to, glazed pictorial boards, tiny bmp to rear bd o/w F+
(Order reference 11893).
Living Theatre provides a significant, scholarly coverage in a highly readable and accessible style. Students are provided a wealth of information in a manageable and accessible format.
New! Chapter 15, is now devoted entirely to developments in American Theatre Since 1975.
New! Chapter 16 covers the International Theatre world much more extensively than before. This new chapter includes material not only on Britain and Europe, but also Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
New! more color inserts have been included, offering 16 pages of color photos, in order to fully demostrate the visual experience of the theatre.
New! Summary and review section at the end of each chapter. Included in this is an easy-to-understand Period Index. This will be an invaluable tool for both students and instructors in reviewing and reinforcing the material in each chapter.
George G Harrap 1st 1960
8vo, sl tanning to inside of d/w, v v sl wr to d/w edges o/w VG+/VG+ 615 gms
(Order reference 12835A).
St. Martins Theatre 1995
4to stapled sftbk 86pp VG++ 330 gms
(Order reference 12996).
Thomson Wadsworth 8th edn 2003
4to, glazed pictorial boards 652pp, v min dmge to corners, prev owner's ex libris stamps to fep o/w VG++ 1745 gms
(Order reference 13210).
v min crsing & trs to d/w, sl grubby o/w VG++/VG 554 gms
(Order reference 1348).
Collins 1st 1976
4to, cloth covered boards with black titling to front board + spine. Very, very slight wear to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG++ 1150 gms
(Order reference 13510)
A record of one of the most celebrated partnerships in the history of British ballet.
Herbert Jenkins 1st 1960
8vo, wr, crsing, chps + staining to inside d/w o/w VG+/G+ 585 gms
(Order reference 13670).
National Press Books 1st 1972
8vo, tan cloth cvred bds with black titling to spine + fr bd, v min bmps to bds, wr, chps, creasing + 1 short tear to d/w o/w VG/VG 795 gms
(Order reference 13955).
George Armstrong 1956
8vo stapled sftbk, cvrs grubby o/w VG+ 60 gms
(Order reference 14133).
Southport Dramatic Club 1998
8vo, dark blue bds with gold titling + device to fr bd + gold titling to spine. Ex libris plate to fr pastedown. Signed by author on fep. VG++ 430 gms
(Order reference 14916)
Macmillan Education 1st 1977
landscape format 4to pb, v v minor rubs o/w VG++ 70 gms
(Order reference 15070)
Bodleian Library 1st 2012
4to pb 121pp VG++ 475 gms
(Order reference 15073)
Brian Dube revised edn 4th prtg 2004
4to pb 47pp F 110 gms
(Order reference 15157)
Pen & Sword History 1st 2013
small 4to paperback 183 pages F++ 425 gms
(Order reference 15487)
Each Christmas entire families in the UK troop off to see, what one could almost say is 'the obligatory' annual entertainment, known as Pantomime. It is a traditional, seasonal way of life for the British envied the world over, and one which only the British seem to understand! Pantomime serves both to entertain and to introduce each new generation to the joys of theatre in the most unique of ways, for this is not a type of theatre one merely watches, but one in which the audience participate - often in the most seemingly boisterous and bizarre of ways. The whole experience is steeped in tradition, traditions which only the British seem to understand, which is probably why we are proud to call it a 'British Experience.' In the Pocket Guide to Pantomime Maureen Hughes looks at the history of Pantomime as well as taking a humorous look at some of the above mentioned traditions; she also gives a synopsis of each of the well-known Pantomimes whilst exploring the eccentric world of the characters who appear in them; There is a short piece on some of the most well-known and loved of the actors who each Christmas take on the part of Pantomime dames across the UK, as well as a look at others who have contributed to this magical world of fun and eccentricity. It is thought by some to be frivolous and pointless piece of theatre, but a browse through this informative book and you will soon find that Pantomime is an art form all of its own, requiring the most dedicated and talented of actors/actresses who are prepared to honour and perpetuate this wonderful tradition as it is passed down from one generation to the next. DID YOU KNOW THAT - - .* In 1806 the Pantomime Mother Goose sold 3000,000 tickets which was equivalent to a third of the population of London at that time * It is an unwritten rule that a clown never copies the make-up of another clown, thus making each clown unique * It is said that the Ghost of Dan Leno, one of the original great Panto Dames still puts in an appearance at the Drury Lane Theatre * "Here we are again" is the traditional cry of a clown on making his entrance *Each year on the first Sunday in February, clowns from all over the UK gather together in Dalston (East London) in order to attend a church service which is held in memory of the clown Joseph Grimaldi. This annual tradition has been going on since 1946. This annual memorial service moved to Holy Trinity Church in 1959; it was in 1967 that permission was given for the clowns attending to do so in full clown regalia * The first performance of the Pantomime Aladdin is thought to have been at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden in 1788.
Academie Nationale de Musique et de Danse 1933
small 8vo stapled booklet unpaginated (40 pages) in French and English with b/w photos of performers, articles about productions and numerous 'deco' style ads for cigarettes, nylons, couture, etc. Covers slightly grubby but otherwise the programme is very clean and sound. VG++ 70 gms
(Ordere reference 15648)
landscape format 4to 332 pages. Short scratch damage to front cover o/w F. 1035 gms
(Order reference 15723)
Shows you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are practical and technical. From creating armour out of laundry baskets, to tricks to create a prosthetic nose for a witch, this book provides the techniques needed for you to produce end results that are beautiful, economical, and fast to make.
George G Harrap & Co. 5th edition revised and reset 1966
8vo, dark brown boards with white titling to spine, two previous owner's names to front free endpaper o/w VG+ 605 gms
(Order reference 15822)
Headline 1st 1992
min bmps to bds, crsing + wr to d/w edges o/w VG+/VG 622 gms
(Order reference 1860).
Hodder & Stoughton 1st 1982
price clipped, v min crsing to d/w o/w F/VG++ 590 gms
(Order reference 2450).
Methuen 1st 1982
8vo pb 105pp, name to fep, crsing to cvrs o/w VG+ 672 gms
(Order reference 2713).
A & C Black 2nd edn 1958
4to, VG+ in torn + crsed d/w with sm amts of loss 386 gms
(Order reference 2749).
Vista Books 1st 1962
4to, clth cvred bds, min bmps to bds, d/w sunned with crsing + sm amt of loss plus short tr to fr of d/w o/w VG/VG- 884 gms
(Order reference 2755A).
Rockliff 1st 1957
8vo, glazed pict bds, bmps to bds, sunned, sl delamination o/w VG+ 290 gms
(Order reference 3199).
4to pb 119pp, ex school lib, min wr to edges, indents to fr cvr o/w VG+ 285 gms
(Order reference 3589).
Studio Vista/Reinhold rep 1968
4to, v min bmps to bds, tape stns to eps + pds, wr + min
crsing to edges of d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 620 gms
(Order reference 4519).
Make-up is an important part of any stage production, whether amateur or professional, and there is a great need for a book that deals comprehensively with the subject in an up-to-date and professional manner. This is such a book. It sets out to describe the purpose of make-up, the basic equipment and materials needed, and exactly how to set about achieving a successful result.
The early chapters explain in detail how to apply a basic make-up, using various techniques. Eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, chins, shading andhighlighting are dealt with separately, culminating in a s lder or younger, and racial, stylised and fantastic make-up. He also discusses the use of putty, wigs and false hair, and how to apply a complete body make-up. He writes in terms that will be understood by the amateur, without being too simplified for the professional who wants to extend his range.
The practical text is illustrated with a number of line drawings by Motley, and by a series of close-up photographs showing the make-up of leading actors and actresses in a variety of roles.
The author, Philippe Perrottet, has had a great deal of experience in the theatre. He began as a dancer, and was opera-ballet master at Sadler's Wells from '97 to 1965, during which time he supervised the company's make-up and designed it for a number of productions. He is now teaching stage technique, including makeup, at the London Opera Centre.
Pitman 1st in pb 1978
8vo pb 149pp, v min wr to edges of cvrs, top r h cnr of fep mssg o/w VG++ 225 gms
(Order reference 5363).
A & C Black rep 1995
8vo pb 109pp, cancelled name (?) to fep o/w VG++ 180 gms
(Order reference 5368).
Pitman/Watson-Guptill 2nd prtg 1972
4to, v min dulling to bds, tiny hole in sp, wr + chps to d/w + small areas mssg o/w VG+/VG 1200 gms
(Order reference 5413).
George G Harrap 1st 1934
8vo, no d/w, v min wr o/w VG+ 250 gms
(Order reference 6918).
New Iona Press 1st 1997
4to pb 121pp, v v min bmp to btm r h cnr o/w VG++ 330 gms
(Order reference 7150).
The setting was a guesthouse on the Hebridean island of Mull, one summer evening in 1966. The line was addressed to the after-dinner guests. The scene then moved across to a tiny, converted byre. And a unique adventure took off —the Mull Little Theatre. This is the story of Barrie and Marianne Hesketh's life together — from their early acting careers and the steps that led them to Scotland — to the leap of faith that created the country's smallest professional theatre — through drama on and off stage, at home and on tour — and finally to Marianne's courageous struggle with terminal illness. A story of survival, told with spirit and humor.
‘...a story of artistry and perseverance and love' (Paul Scofield)
Barrie Hesketh was born in Birmingham in 1930. He and his wife Marianne ran the Mull Little Theatre from 1966 until 1984. His retirement, spent until recently in East Anglia, has been occupied with writing about Shakespeare. He now lives in the north-east of Scotland. He has three sons, Richard, Nicholas and James.
Cassell 1st 1992
4to, ex high school, min bmps to bds, min crsing + small tear to d/w o/w VG++/VG+++ 820 gms
(Order reference 7173).
T V Boardman 1st 1945
no d/w, bds clean except for sl darkening to top, sm mrk to hd of sp, sl fxg to pastedowns o/w VG 400 gms
(Order reference 797).
Quartet Books 1st 1984
8vo F/F. Signed by Brian Murphy and Toni Palmer. 550 gms
(Order reference 8179).
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1st trade edn 1990
single mrk to top of pp o/w M/F 580 gms
(Order reference 933).
David & Charles 1st 1975
large 4to, v min wr to d/w edges + small area of partial delamination to rear of d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 1205 gms
(Order reference 9868A).
George G Harrap 1st 1953
8vo, green clth cvred bds with gold titling to spine, tape stns to eps, chps + small tr to price-clipped d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 370 gms
(Order reference 9873).