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Dance is the hidden language of the soul. Martha Graham

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The Mousetrap Story - 43 years of Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap'
St. Martins Theatre 1995
4to stapled sftbk 86pp VG++ 330 gms
(Order reference 12996).

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  Barrett, Norman F'word by Ken Dodd: Ringmaster - my life in showbusiness
Aardvark 1st 1994
4to pb 179pp, v sl wr + creasing to cvrs + small pen mark to fr cvr o/w VG++. Inscribed by author on 1/2 title page
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  Box, Muriel & Sydney With a "Letter to a young actress" by Flora Robson: Ladies Only - six one-act plays with all-women casts
George G Harrap 1st 1934
8vo, no d/w, v min wr o/w VG+ 250 gms
(Order reference 6918).
  Buchman, Herman: Stage Make-Up
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).
  Burton, E J: The British Theatre - its repertory & practice
Herbert Jenkins 1st 1960
8vo, wr, crsing, chps + staining to inside d/w o/w VG+/G+ 585 gms
(Order reference 13670).
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The Amateur Dramatics Handbook - a practical guide - scenery, lighting, make-up, costume Cassin-Scott, Jack: The Amateur Dramatics Handbook - a practical guide - scenery, lighting, make-up, costume
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).
  Chipperfield, Jimmy: My Wild Life
Macmillan 1st 1975
4to VG++/VG++ 595 gms
(Order reference 11794).

  Cook, Philip: How to Enjoy Theatre
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).
Theatre Royal - 100 years of Stratford East Coren, Michael: Theatre Royal - 100 years of Stratford East
Quartet Books 1st 1984
8vo F/F. Signed by Brian Murphy and Toni Palmer. 550 gms
(Order reference 8179).
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  Dent, Edward J Ills by Kay Ambrose: A Theatre for Everybody - The Story of The Old Vic and Saddler's Wells
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).
  Dhotre, Damoo as told to Richard Taplinger: Wild Animal Man
Taplinger Publishing Co. 1973
8vo, tan coloured clth cvred bds with red titling to spine, v min wr to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG++ 395 gms
(Order reference 11219).
  Dunbar, Janet: Flora Robson
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
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  Emery, Lynne Fanley: Black Dance in the United States from 1619 to 1970
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).

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  Fowler, James (ed): Images of Show Business from the Theatre Museum, V & A
Methuen 1st 1982
8vo pb 105pp, name to fep, crsing to cvrs o/w VG+ 672 gms
(Order reference 2713).
  Fox, Angela: Slightly Foxed by My Theatrical Family
Collins 1st 1986
8vo F/VG++ 455 gms
(Order reference 11488).
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  Gibbons, Brian (ed): The Revenger's Tragedy
A & C Black rep 1995
8vo pb 109pp, cancelled name (?) to fep o/w VG++ 180 gms
(Order reference 5368).
  Gielgud, John: An Actor and His Time
Sidgwick & Jackson 1st 1979
8vo F/VG++ 825 gms
(Order reference 10053).
  Goldsmith, Lynn: Circus Dreams
Rizzoli International 1st 1991
landscape fmt 8vo F/F 530 gms
(Order reference 11390).

  Gorham, Maurice Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone: Showmen and Suckers - an excursion on the crazy fringe of the entertainment world
Percival Marshall 1st 1951
8vo, no d/w, v v min marking + wr o/w VG+ 530 gms
(Order reference 11780).
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  Harding, James: George Robey & the Music Hall
Hodder & Stoughton 1st 1990
8vo F/F 505 gms
(Order reference 10894).
  Harwood, Ronald (ed): The Faber Book of the Theatre
Faber & Faber 1st 1993
8vo F/VG++ 570 gms
(Order reference 10049).
  Hayes, Helen: My Life in Three Acts
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1st trade edn 1990
single mrk to top of pp o/w M/F 580 gms
(Order reference 933).
Taking Off - The Story of the Mull Little Theatre Hesketh, Barrie F'word by Paul Scofield: Taking Off - The Story of the Mull Little Theatre
New Iona Press 1st 1997
4to pb 12100, 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.
A Method to their Madness - the history of the Actors Studio Hirsch, Foster: A Method to their Madness - the history of the Actors Studio
Da Capo Press 2002
8vo pb 373pp F+. Available now. 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

  Hobson, Harold: The French Theatre of Today - an English view
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).
  Hubler, Richard: The Cristianis
Jarrolds 1st 1967
8vo, sl wr to d/w o/w F/VG++ 430 gms
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  Landstone, Charles F'word by Huw Wheldon: I Gate-Crashed - a lively autobiography in three acts
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 10014).
  Le White, Jack & Ford, Peter: Rings & Curtains - family and personal memoirs
Quartet Books 1st 1992
8vo F+/F 590 gms
(Order reference 11301).

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  Mander, Raymond & Mitchenson, Joe F'word by Bridget D'Oily Carte: Gilbert & Sullivan
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 2755).
  Melvill, Harald: Harald Melvill's Magic Make-Up
Rockliff 1st 1957
8vo, glazed pict bds, bmps to bds, sunned, sl delamination o/w VG+ 290 gms
(Order reference 3199).
  Menear, Pauline & Hawkins, Terry: Stage Management and Theatre Administration
Phaidon rep 1999 8vo
pb 128pp, min wr to edges of cxvrs o/w VG++ 280 gms
(Order reference 10915).
  Merlini, Jim: Gems of Magic No. 3 - Pasteboard Parade
George Armstrong 1956
8vo stapled sftbk, cvrs grubby o/w VG+ 60 gms
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  Morrison, Hugh: Directing in the Theatre
Pitman 1st in pb 1978
8vo pb 149pp, v min wr to edges of cvrs, top r h cnr of f ep mssg o/w VG++ 225 gms
(Order reference 5363).
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  Neville, Giles Paintings by Patricia Neville: Incidents in the Life of Joseph Grimaldi
Jonathan Cape 1st 1980
4to, VG++/VG++ 420 gms
(Order reference 11584).
  Neville, Giles Paintings by Patricia Neville: Incidents in the Life of Joseph Grimaldi
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).
  Nicoll, Allardyce: British Drama
Harrap 5th revised edn 1966
no d/w, inscr to fep, p edges sl grubby o/w VG 582 gms
(Order reference 1075).
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  O'Connor, Garry: Ralph Richardson - an actor's life
Hodder & Stoughton 1st 1982
price clipped, v min crsing to d/w o/w F/VG++ 590 gms
(Order reference 2450).
  Olivier, Tarquin: My Father Laurence Olivier
Headline 1st 1992
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The Natural History of the Chorus Girl Parker, Derek: The Natural History of the Chorus Girl
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 9868).
Scene Design and Stage Lighting Parker, W Oren; Wolf, R Craig & Block, Dick: Scene Design and Stage Lighting
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).
Practical Stage Make-up Perottet, Philippe: Practical Stage Make-up
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 and highlighting are dealt with separately, culminating in a summary of straight make-up. The author then describes character make-up, how to make the face look older 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.

  Pilbrow, Richard F'word by Lord Olivier: Stage Lighting
Studio Vista 1979
4to, neat name to fep VG++/VG++ 765 gms
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  Reid, Frances: The Stage Lighting Handbook
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).
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  Self, David: The Drama and Theatre Course Book
Nelson 1981
4to pb 119pp, ex school lib, min wr to edges, indents to fr cvr o/w VG+ 285 gms
(Order reference 3589).
  Spencer, Sybil: Love for Ballet
Triplegate 1st 1985
large 8vo, crsing to top edge of d/w o/w F/VG++ 565 gms
(Order reference 11287).
  Stephens, Frances (ed): Theatre World Annual (London) No. 3
Rockliff 1952
v min crsing & trs to d/w, sl grubby o/w VG++/VG 554 gms
(Order reference 1348).
  Stroud, Nell: Josser - days and nights in the circus
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).

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  Tharp, Twyla: The Creative Habit
Simon & Schuster 1st pb edn 2006
4to pb 247pp VG++ 480 gms
(Order reference 14827).

  Thomas, Terry: Create Your Own Stage Faces
A & C Black rep 1991
4to pb 192pp, v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 555 gms
(Order reference 11475).
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  White, Paul: Fairs & Circuses
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).

Living Theatre - a history Wilson, Edwin & Goldfarb, Alvin: Living Theatre - a history
McGraw Hill 4th edn 2004
4to, glazed pictorial boards, tiny bmp to rear bd o/w F+ 1255 gms
(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 SouthAmerica.

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.

  Wood, Roger: A D'Oyly Carte Album
A & C Black 2nd edn 1958
4to, VG+ in torn + crsed d/w with sm amts of loss 386 gms
(Order reference 2749). £4.50
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Create Your Own Stage Faces Young, Douglas: Create Your Own Stage Faces
Bell & Hyman 1st 1985
4to, ex lib, rems of date slip to fep, min bmps to bds o/w VG++/F 775 gms
(Order reference 4513).

The "Create Your Own ..." series of books for the school and amateur theater
A series of books designed to cover every aspect of this fascinating subject that, though primarily for amateur actors and drama students, is sufficiently authoritative and comprehensive to be of considerable interest and help to the professional as well.
Each hook of the series tackles a different element of the theater and its complexities. There are detailed explanations on how to overcome particular problem: and how to achieve a professionaI effect at the lowest cost and with the minimum of effort. Also, step-by-step and well illustrated instructions are given for many specific projects, and the hooks themselves are an invaluable source of ideas.

Create Your Own Stage Faces
Douglas Young
Here, one of Europe’s foremost makeup designers details everything a performer must know to prepare a successful stage face.
Create Your Own Stage Faces explores bone structure, individual skin color, skin type, and character analysis. It demonstrates in detail the equipment and professional techniques that enable actors and actresses to devise a peronal soIution to the challenge of each new part - whether "straight”; ethnic or fantasy. To help you create a historically accurate look, the book ,also features a summary of makeup through the ages.
The book shows how to magically transform the face, using corrective make-up, light and shade modeling, special effects, false hair and wigs, false noses, beards and mustaches and many more ideas.

Also included are step-by-step make-up charts for many stage characters.