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There are 51 books in this catalogue.
He That Plays the King: a View of the Theatre
Tynan, Kenneth
Book Number: 65820
ISBN: 
Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1950. 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. index. Very good, foxing to endpapers. / Good- d/w chipped on top edge.
Price: $35.00


Cowardy Custard - the World of Noel Coward
Coward, Noel
Book Number: 46959
ISBN: 0434310905
London: Heinemann, 1973 4to. hardcover. 144pp b/w & colour illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Australian Silent Films: A pictorial history of silent films from 1896 to 1929
Reade, Eric
Book Number: 63467
ISBN: 0701803207
Lansdowne 1970 4to Hardcover in d/w. 192pp very good. / Very good d/w. Illustrated throughout with b&w stills, film appendix and index. Contents includes 1896-1899 the early flickers, 1900-1903 the Salvation Army Triumphs, 1904-1907 the features begin, 1908-1910 Sensational showmen, 1911-1913 the golden period of picture dramas, 1914-1919 the silent takeovers, 1920-1923 the desperate years, 1924-1929 the silent crash.
Price: $12.00


Picture Palaces and Flea-Pits - Eighty years of Australians at the Pictures
Brand, Simon
Book Number: 48719
ISBN: 0949825034
Dreamweaver Books 1983 4to. Hardcover, Very good, foxing to endpapers in fair d/w with light fading, creased and torn top edge and tear near bottom front spinefold. po name printed on ffl. Copy is printed on heavy gloss paper and is fine. Illustrated with b&w photo's throughout, examples of Gothic and Art Deco architecture. In the years between 1920 and 1960 going to the pictures was a regular event. Where the public wanted comfort. This book is a celebration of when the visit to the pictures was the event of the week.
Price: $45.00


The Wooster Juvenile Speaker - Recitations, Songs, Dialogues for Schools and General Use
Wooster, Lizzie E.
Book Number: 54890
ISBN: 
Laird & Lee 1907 8vo. Brown stamped cloth. 112pp. Very good.
Price: $22.00


Farce and Fantasy Popular Entertainment in Eighteenth-Century Paris
Isherwood, Robert M.
Book Number: 47694
ISBN: 0195036484
Oxford University Press. 1986 8vo. hardcover. 324pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good slightly faded d/w.
Price: $95.00


ASKING FOR TROUBLE: THE MEMOIRS OF SHERIDAN MORLEY
MORLEY, SHERIDAN
Book Number: 48918
ISBN: 0340820578
HODDER & STOUGHTON LTD January 1, 2002 8vo hardcover 352pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $20.00


Sarah Bernhardt
Emboden, William
Book Number: 61563
ISBN: 
Macmillan, New York 1975. 4to. hardcover. 176pp. b/w illus. Good+./ Good+ d/w.
Price: $15.00


Your Own,Your Very Own! A Music Hall Scrapbook.
Gammond, Peter. (compiled by)
Book Number: 23043
ISBN: 
London , Ian Allen. 1971. 4to. softcover. 94pp. colour & b/w illus. very good, owner's name on fep.
Price: $12.00


The Book of Clowns
Speaight, George
Book Number: 23751
ISBN: 
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1984 Folio. softcover. 128pp. index, colour illus. good, cover creased.'
Price: $15.00


Roy Castle Remembered
Donnelly, Ray
Book Number: 27377
ISBN: 0860519805
Robson Books Ltd 1995 4to hardcover 164pp, b/w illus. near fine. / near fine d/w. A tribute to the late Roy Castle in which people who knew the man share their memories of him. Contributors include Cliff Richard, Harry Secombe, Roy Hudd and Cheryl Baker, with an introduction by Fiona Castle. All royalties to go to the Roy Castle Cause for Hope Foundation.
Price: $12.00


Ring bells! Sing songs!; Broadway musicals of the 1930's. Introd. by Brooks Atkinson.
Green, Stanley.
Book Number: 27942
ISBN: 0883650002
Galahad 1971 4to hardcover 385pp index, b/w illus. very good / fair d/w chipped on top edge. Bibliography: p. 372-375. Discography: p. 376-378.
Price: $15.00


Master of the Ceremonies: An Eventful Life
Birch, Ric
Book Number: 39464
ISBN: 1741144175
Allen & Unwin 2004 8vo softcover 319pp index, colour illus. very good+. This memoir by the creative mastermind behind some of the world's greatest public entertainments offers a fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating unforgettable spectacles. Ric Birch's work on a wide array of ceremonies from the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games through the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games is explored. The inspirations and complications of these productions are woven throughout Birch's life story to create a complete picture of the consummate master of ceremonies.
Price: $12.00


The World of Flo Ziegfeld
Carter, Randolph
Book Number: 45575
ISBN: 0275199906
Praeger Publishers, New York, 1974. Large 8vo. hardcover. 176pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $18.00


The Greatest Billy Cotton Band Show
Maxwell, John
Book Number: 45638
ISBN: 90404131x
Jupiter Books, London, 1976. Large 8vo. hardcover. 155pp. index, b/w illus. Foxing to prelims and last few pages. / Very good d/w Includes vinyl record.
Price: $18.00


The Bolshoi Theatre Of The USSR: HIstory, Opera, Ballet
Lushin, Stanislav
Book Number: 58488
ISBN: 5852500119
Planeta Publishers Edition , 1986, 4to. hardcover. colour illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep. / Very good d/w.
Price: $22.00


Pertwee's Promenades and pierrots: One hundred years of seaside entertainment
Pertwee, Bill
Book Number: 39762
ISBN: 0715377949
Westbridge Books 1979 Small 4to softcover 96pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $10.00


Gordon Graig
Craig, Edward
Book Number: 34271
ISBN: 
New York: Knopf 1968 8vo hardcover 398pp index b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00


Asking for Trouble: The Memoirs of Sheridan Morley
Morley, Sheridan
Book Number: 38252
ISBN: 0340820578
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 2002 8vo hardcover 342pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Price: $18.00


A Pinch of Salt
Salter, June
Book Number: 51554
ISBN: 
Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1995 8vo. hardcover. 176pp. b/w photos. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Critical Moments: reflections on theatre & society 1973-1979
Brustein, Robert
Book Number: 5318
ISBN: 
New York: Random House, 1980. 8vo. hardcover. 232pp. index. very good, remainder mark bottom edge. / very good d/w.
Price: $9.00


Tyrone Guthrie on Acting
Guthrie, Tyrone
Book Number: 5321
ISBN: 
Studio Vista London, 1971 First edition. Small 4to. hardcover. 96pp. index. b/w illus. very good / very good, clipped d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Noel Coward Diaries
Payn, Grahan & Morley, Sheridan. (eds0. [Coward, Noel ]
Book Number: 22064
ISBN: 
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982 8vo. hardcover. 698pp. index. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00


The Royal Shakespeare Company: A History of Ten Decades
Beauman, Sally
Book Number: 22932
ISBN: 
Oxford Oxford University Press 1982. 8vo. hardcover. 388pp. index, + b/w plates. near fine, minor foxing on endpapers. / very good+ d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Story Of Sadler's Wells 1683-1977
Arundell, Dennis.
Book Number: 22940
ISBN: 
London David & Charles 1978 2nd extended edition 8vo hardcover. 352pp + b/w plates. index. near fine. / near fine d/w.
Price: $18.00


Theatre of war; comments on 32 occasions, by Eric Bentley.
Bentley, Eric
Book Number: 24957
ISBN: 0670698075
New York 1972 8vo hardcover 428pp index. very good / very good d/w
Price: $18.00


A sociology of popular drama
Goodlad, Sinclair.
Book Number: 26553
ISBN: 0435823604
London Heinemann 1971 8vo hardcover 230pp index. very good, owner's name on fep. / very good d/w. Bibliography: p. 201-218.
Price: $10.00


The Dickens Theatrical Reader
Johnson, Edgar & Eleanor (eds) [Dickens]
Book Number: 32624
ISBN: 
London: Gollancz, 1964. 8vo. hardcover. 370pp. b/w illus. very good, fep, clipped, owner''s inscription on fep. / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Is it that time already?
Fulton, Rikki
Book Number: 36174
ISBN: 1902927028
Edinburgh BW 1999 8vo hardcover 319pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Price: $18.00


Memoirs of an Abominable Showman.
MOLONEY, Billy.
Book Number: 36355
ISBN: 
Australia, Rigbt 1968 8vo. hardcover. 178pp. index, b/w illus. very good+. /very good+ d/w.
Price: $15.00



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