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Workers Theatre - Vol.I, No.12 (March, 1932)
New York: United Workers Theatres of New York, 1932. First Edition. Scarce publication by the United Workers Theatres of New York, who worked in conjunction with the Workers Laboratory Theatre of the W.I.R. and the Prolet-Buehne, a German agitprop troupe. Contents include advertising for the First National Workers Theatre Conference...
[Item #25179]
Price: $250.00
 
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All Is Not Lost
Ibadan: Adekile Goodwill Grammar School, [1973]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original blue and black staplebound wrappers lettered in yellow and white; 49pp. Fine. Imprint on upper cover: Ilesanmi Press Ltd., Ilesa. 5-act play set in a polygamous home in Nigeria. Unlocated in OCLC as of September, 2015.
[Item #27419]
Price: $75.00
 
All Is Not Lost
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Don't Drink the Water
New York: Random House, 1967. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 112pp. Book is fine, with red top-stain even and unfaded. Jacket price-clipped, gently sunned on spine and a little toned at edges; "10/67" code present at base of front flap, still VG+. Allen's first book, a dramatic...
[Item #21549]
Price: $350.00
 
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The Downfall of Ogbúu: A Play
[Ibadan? n.d., but 1968]. First Edition. Slim folio (32.5cm.); original red pictorial card wrappers; [2],iv,43pp.; mimeographed text. Fine. Play originally composed and produced while the author was a student at the International Secondary School, University of Ibadan, in 1963. Amali, later described as the only writer in his native language...
[Item #28204]
Price: $100.00
 
The Downfall of Ogbúu: A Play
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Annual Catalogue. American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Empire Theatre Dramatic School, founded by Franklin H. Sargent [...] Fifity-first year, 1935-1936
[New York: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1935]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original tan wrappers printed in brown, yapp edges; 69pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, 7 plates. A hint of oxidization to binding staples, else Fine.
[Item #26781]
Price: $30.00
 
Annual Catalogue. American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Empire Theatre Dramatic School, founded by Franklin H. Sargent [...] Fifity-first year, 1935-1936
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Films for Labor
Washington DC: AFL - Department of Education, 1955. Uncommon trade catalogue, issued annually by the A.F. of L. beginning in 1951 (this is the fourth annual issue), advertising films and filmstrips for use at union meetings and organizing rallies. Subjects range from pedagogical and training shorts, to strike documentaries, to...
[Item #25254]
Price: $125.00
 
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Anarchists in Films
Portland: First International Symposium on Anarchism, 1980. First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Side-stapled mimeographed pamphlet; 15pp; illus. Fine. Issued as a working paper at the First International Symposium on Anarchism at Lewis & Clark College, February, 1980.
[Item #15531]
Price: $25.00
 
Anarchists in Films
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Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Authorized translation by Herman Bernstein
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First Edition. Standard English translation of Andreyev's freethought drama, an updating of the Faust legend in which the Faust role is given to a unprepossessing Russian-Jewish shopkeeper. Interestingly, the play's premier in America was produced in Yiddish, at the Lipzin Theater in The Bowery, the Yiddish...
[Item #23642]
Price: $40.00
 
Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Authorized translation by Herman Bernstein
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Ratfink's Hollywood
New York: Kanrom, 1964. First Edition. Collection of cartoons unflatteringly adorned with the heads of unnamed Hollywood celebrities. Not in OCLC as of January, 2015. The record for another collection published by Kanrom, Doctor Ratfink, M.D., lists a Richard Miller and Viola Ilma as the co-authors. Slim quarto (27cm.); original...
[Item #25136]
Price: $40.00
 
Ratfink's Hollywood
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Mit Flugzeug, Faltboot und Filmkamera in den Eisfjorden Grönlands. Ein Bericht über die Universal Dr. Fanck Grönlandsexpedition
Berlin: Drei Masken Verlag, 1933. First Edition. Account of a filmmaking expedition to Greenland that resulted in the American-German co-production S.O.S. Eisberg (American title: S.O.S. Iceberg), released in 1934 and starring Leni Riefenstahl. With numerous photographic illustrations (cyan-tinted halftones) and a section of line diagrams at rear. Octavo. Gray cloth...
[Item #16511]
Price: $50.00
 
Mit Flugzeug, Faltboot und Filmkamera in den Eisfjorden Grönlands. Ein Bericht über die Universal Dr. Fanck Grönlandsexpedition
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Poster: Tercer Mundo, Tercera Guerra Mundial [Third World, Third World War]
[Havana, Cuba: S.i.], 1970. Film poster for Cuban director Julio GarcĂ­a Espinosa's 90-minute documentary on attrocities and war crimes committed during the Vietnam War. Filmed from the Cuban point of view, the film was a call to resistance by the Third World everywhere against the military-industrial complex of the capitalist...
[Item #26217]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: Tercer Mundo, Tercera Guerra Mundial [Third World, Third World War]
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Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die]
[Havana, Cuba: S.i. 1973]. Film poster for Cuban director Santiago Alvarez's 16-minute documentary film depicting the injustices commited in Chile in the 1970's under the fascist dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. It featured music by Chilean folk singers Violeta Parra and Victor Jara; shortly after the Chilean coup in 1973...
[Item #26219]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die]
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Ballet
London: Wingate, [1951]. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original cloth in price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by the author, purple topstain; 85pp.; color illustrated title page, 32 plates of photographs printed on rectos and versos, text illus. throughout. Spine and board extremities a bit rubbed with some chipping and a few short...
[Item #22198]
Price: $75.00
 
Ballet
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From the Earth to the Moon
New Haven: Privately Printed, 1958. First Thus. 12mo (16cm.); original plain and tan double wrappers, French flaps, decorative plate printed on grey stock mounted to upper wrapper; unpaged; illus. Fine. "Printed for the Lunar friends of Richard Gimbel" - colophon. Publication of a letter written by Benet to Richard Halliday...
[Item #26708]
Price: $20.00
 
From the Earth to the Moon
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La Vita Agra: It's a Hard Life
New York: Viking Press, [1965]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.75cm); original cloth-backed boards in black and magenta photo-illustrated dust jacket, black topstain; 191pp. General shelf-wear to jacket, a couple tiny short closed tears, else Very Good and sound. Novel written in response to Fellini's film "La Dolce Vita."
[Item #28757]
Price: $50.00
 
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[Text in Yiddish] Eyn un Tsvantsik Un-Eyer: 22 Ophandlungen Vegn di Umgebrakhte Yidishe Artistn in Ershtn Yor Fun der Natsi-Hershaft in Vilne, 1941-1942 = Twenty One and One (Ein Un Zwanzig un Einer): About Twenty-One Yiddish Actors Murdered by the Nazis in Vilna, 1941-1942
[Nyu York: Vilner farlag], 1962. First Edition. Brief biographies of prominent Lithuanian actors who were killed in the Holocaust. Collection originally "Prepared for the Ghetto Publishing Co. Vilna, 1942," although appears to have not made it into print until 20 years later. Text almost entirely in Yiddish. Includes a preface...
[Item #24170]
Price: $60.00
 
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The Stations of the Cross
[New York: Bread and Puppet Theater]: (N.d. Bread and Puppet Theatre was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side. At first, Schumann and his colleagues built large-scale rod and hand puppets and put on shows for children, with themes running from rent and rats...
[Item #19947]
Price: $400.00
 
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Poems on the Theatre. Translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock
London: Scorpion Press, 1961. First Edition. Octavo; stiff card wrappers; 22pp. Wrappers toned and lightly soiled; text fresh and unmarked; Very Good to Near Fine.
[Item #18795]
Price: $25.00
 
Poems on the Theatre. Translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock
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Schriften zum Theater. 7 vols [complete]
Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1963. First Edition. I: 1918-1933. Augsburger Theaterkritiken, etc. II: 1918-1933. Aus Notizbuchern; Uber Film; Uber Kritik; etc. III: 1933-1947. Uber eine nichtaristotelische Dramatik, etc. IV: 1933-1947. Uber den Beruf des Shauspielers; Der Galilee des Laughton; etc. V: 1937-1951. Der Missingkauf; Gedichte aus dem Messingkauf; etc. VI: 1947-1956. Antigonemodell;...
[Item #10794]
Price: $100.00
 
Schriften zum Theater. 7 vols [complete]
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In a Balcony [Limited Edition]
[Chicago: House of the Blue Sky Press, 1902]. First Thus. Limited to 400 copies of which this is no. 73. Slim octavo (23.75cm.); original green cloth-backed gilt-embossed boards, printed paper spine label; 64pp.; decorative endpapers, title page, and head- and tail-pieces; text printed in red and black throughout. Spine ends...
[Item #28190]
Price: $125.00
 
In a Balcony [Limited Edition]
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Punishment: A Play in Four Acts
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916. First Edition. 12mo (19.25cm.); original red gilt-lettered cloth; vii,[1],127,[7](ads)pp. Minor edge wear, textblock fore-edge a bit foxed, minor soil spots to a couple of early leaves, else a Very Good, attractive and bright copy. Bierstadt's first book, a play set in prison.
[Item #21487]
Price: $30.00
 
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Between the Acts
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1930. First Edition. 16mo (15.5cm.); original cloth in white photo-illustrated dust jacket; xii,114pp. Usual shelf wear to jacket extremities, including some minor chipping to top edge of upper panel, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Collection of humorous pieces by the pioneer of the "Great...
[Item #28753]
Price: $45.00
 
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Four finely-printed broadside playbills for the 21st season of the Carolina Playmakers (1939-40)
[Chapel Hill: Carolina Playmakers, 1939]. Broadside playbills for this legendary professional theatre troupe, founded in 1919 as a folk-theatre workshop by UNC drama professor Frederick Koch. The company is still in existence, though its original emphasis on folk-plays has transformed to more mainstream contemporary and experimental drama. The current group...
[Item #27393]
Price: $100.00
 
Four finely-printed broadside playbills for the 21st season of the Carolina Playmakers (1939-40)
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Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review
New York: Cellar Players, n.d., ca. 1920. First Edition. Octavo illustrated broadside (22.5cm.) printed in dark blue on buff card stock. Some light wear from handling, tiny loss to top edge not affecting text, else Very Good. Flyer promoting the Cellar Players, a theater troupe founded by the Hudson Guild...
[Item #27162]
Price: $45.00
 
Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review
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Marilyn Chambers: My Story
[New York]: Warner Paperback Library, [1975]. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original white photographically illustrated card wrappers, all edges stained yellow; 206pp.; 8 leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. Spine cracked with one leaf of plates separated but present; some dust-soiling to wrappers; Good or better. Memoirs of...
[Item #27191]
Price: $50.00
 
Marilyn Chambers: My Story


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