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Performing Arts : Play Scripts

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Madmen and Specialists

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 77pp plus publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, hint of tanning to leaves, price neatly inked out on rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Perdition - A Play in Two Acts

Ithaca Press, London (Jerusalem studies series 13)
Uncut dopy of the first printing and 1st issue. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 152pp. Aside from the script, contains documents, letters etc relating to the cancellation of the Ken Loach Royal Court production and the Israeli libel action of 1953 on which the play is based. This is one of the few - and now very scarce, complete and uncut copies given out, mainly to reviewers and people associated with the publishers and the Royal Court Theatre, before legal action halted their sale. It contains all the passages that were subsequently physically cut from the first printing, and omitted in subsequent printings.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (mild foxing or tanning to page-block edges, slight flat crease to top corner tip of front cover, one leaf creased at top corner tip from turning - but now flat)
1st editionSoftcover
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Madmen and Specialists

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 77pp plus publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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The History Boys - the Film (Screenplay)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp. Includes Bennett's diary kept during filming, full shooting script and 40 colour photos. PLUS loosely inserted publisher's press release for this book (which shows the book was originally to be sub-titled 'The Screenplay')
An AS NEW unread copy in and AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Garden Party

Cape Editions
1st printing. Small 8vo. in stiff paper wraps. 79pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to cover edge tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. A truly excellent copy
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Goethe's Faust Parts I and II - An abridged version translated by Louis MacNeice

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 306pp
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (covers edges a little sunned, spine lightly dust darkened, contents fine)
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The History Boys (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black boards, white lettering to spine, 109pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (flat crease to rear inner flap, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Undiscovered Country

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 94pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (slight tanning to cover and leaves). An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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What They Did in Dublin with the Ginger Man

MacGibbon & Kee, London
1st printing. 8vo in patterned blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 156pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned and very faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable indeed in its removable transparent protector)
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Robert Pinget - Plays Volume 1 - the Old Tune - Clope - Dead Letter (SIGNED COPY)

John Calder, London
8vo in light orange faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 131pp. Inscribed to Marion Boyars (co-owner of publishing house John Calder - later named 'Calder & Boyars') and signed by Robert Pinget on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a lightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Martin Walser - Plays Volume 1 - the Rabbit Race - the Detour

John Calder, London
8vo in bright blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 172pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Paolo Paoli - the Years of the Butterfly - A Play in Twelve Scenes

John Calder, London
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 123pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (covers and pages slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Three Pieces

St Martins Press, New York
1st printing. 8vo in cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 142pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (edges faintly tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Very Like A Whale

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in stiff card covers with integral glossy dust jacket, 54pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (covers faintly tanned and dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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In the Heart of the British Museum

Marion Boyars, London (Playscript 65)
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 111pp, illustrations in text, glossary at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Mothers and Daughters - A Comedy in Five Acts - As performed at the Thteatre Royal, Covent Garden on the 24th of January 1843 (Dicks' Standard Plays No. 616)

John Dick, 313 Strand, London
8vo in original steel engraved wrappers, 26pp play-text plus 4pp adverts at rear, complete as issued. John Thomas Dicks (1818 - 1881) issued cheap reprints of popular fiction and plays. It's difficult to pin down the precise publication date for this play, but is circa 1879
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (some mild foxing, front cover a little edge-chipped and partly split at spine fold)
1st editionSoftcover
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Perdition - A Play in Two Acts

Ithaca Press, London (Jerusalem studies series 13)
Correct and unow very elusive first printing and 1st issue. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 152pp with the excised pp 61 to 64, 77 to 78, 119 to 120 and 151 to 152 tipped in (done by hand by the publishers following the threat of legal action). Aside from the script, contains documents, letters etc relating to the cancellation of the Ken Loach Royal Court production and the Israeli libel action of 1953 on which the play is based.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (mild faintish curve to page-block from poor storage)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - A Moral Entertainment

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in stiff card covers with integral glossy paper wrappers, 94pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers very slightly dusty, mild small and slight crease to top corner tip of front cover, minute nick to bottom edge of rear wrapper panel)
1st editionSoftcover
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Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land (Ambiance / Almost Free Playscript)

Inter-Action Inprint, London
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 79pp
A well preserved almost FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to covers and page-block edges, barely visible spot of tanning or soil to rear cover, more evident on the un-printed plain white verso)
Softcover
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Knuckle

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 106pp. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land (Ambiance / Almost Free Playscript)

Inter-Action Inprint, London
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 79pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine slightly sunned, covers and page-block edges slightly tanned, name on verso of front cover)
Softcover
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Caritas

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 60pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, faint foxing to top edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Old Ones (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 79pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page and dated London v.vii.86
Spine a little sunned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight unread copy
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Life After George

Nick Hern Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (
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Sleuth

Calder & Boyars, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 93pp
A well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, name on fly-leaf, edges a little tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Subject of Scandal and Concern

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 47pp
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, spine and page-block edges a little tanned, rear cover edges slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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The National Health Or Nurse Nortons Affair - A Play in Two Acts

Faber and Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers with integral photo illustrated wrapper, 109pp, Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (covers very slightly tanned and faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Kafka's Dick

Royal Court Theatre / Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 67pp, includes detailed company and cast lists for the first production at the Royal Court, for which this book was published. States limited edition but the number of copies printed is not stated (though typically about 500 copies were made for each of the Faber / Royal Court first performance editions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Knuckle

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 53pp. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight crease to bottom edge of front cover and top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Night Sun - Our Wounds - Prometheus in Evin - Poems and Leave to Remain

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 179pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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