Collection of 20 Drama Books

Nice collection of twenty vintage hardcovers on the art of performance, acting, the theater, drama and some collections of plays. Books show some wear and soil, see detailed description below. 




Heggen,Thomas & Logan,Joshua MISTER ROBERTS Random House, Good 1958 5.5x8 hard cover book. dark blue with gold print on spine. 162 pgs. picture of the movie crew, and some other scenes of movie staring,Henry Fonda. The hero is man sized rather than of God like proportions, the good individual,not the fabulously noble one. The decent fellow instead of the over virtuous prig.He is quiet and understanding not obnoxious and overpowering. Book is in good condition with tanned pages, wear and soil.

Henderson, Archibald EUROPEAN DRAMATISTS Stewart and Kidd Company Good 1918 4th Edition 4th Edition. 5.5"x8.5". This hard covered book has a dark blue cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine of the cover. this book is about the drama of Europe. this book has 429 pages. Book is in good condition with browned page ends, some discoloration to the spine and cover edges, edgewear and soil.

Dickinson, Thomas H. CHIEF CONTEMPORARY DRAMATISTS Houghton Mifflin Company Good 1915 5.5"x8". This hard cover book has a black cover with black lettering on the front and gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. 676 pages, with index of characters. Book is in good condition with owner's stamp, light foxing, wear and soil,

Ibsen, Henrik UNIVERSAL LIBRARY: FOUR PLAYS Grosset and Dunlap Good 1935 This hard cover book has a black cover with plack lettering on the front and spine of the cover. The owner's name is written on the inside, browned pages, wear and soil. A book of four plays: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Lady From The Sea. 432 pages. No date, circa 1930s

Galsworthy, John A FAMILY MAN IN THREE ACTS Charles Scribner's Sons Good 1922 This hard cover book has a blue cover with silver lettering on the front and spine of the cover. 107 pages. Book is in good condition with browned pages, sunning to the spine and cover edges, wear and soil.

Lewis, b. Roland CONTEMPORARY ONE ACT PLAYS Charles Scribner's Sons Good 1922 This hard cover book has a blue cover with black lettering on the spine of the cover. The owner's name is written on the inside, tanned pages, wear and soil, faded spine. 410 pages.

Benton, Charles W. EASY FRENCH PLAYS Scott, Foresman and Company Good 1900 This hard cover book has a tan cover with black lettering on the front and spine of the cover. The owner's name is written on the inside, wear and soil. The plays are written in French. A book of French plays. 236 indexed pages.

Coward, Noel PLAY PARADE Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. Good 1933 Stated 1st Edition This omnibus volume of Coward plays has a beige cloth cover with black and gilt lettering. Cover edges are slightly browned, spine more so, wear and soil. Contains "Private Lives," "Cavalcade," and five other plays by Noel Coward. 576 pages; approx. 7"x9".

Kennedy, Charles Rann THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE Harper & Brothers Fair 1908 1st Edition This 5.5"x8" ANTIQUE, 
HARD COVER BOOK has a purple cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine of the cover. There are pencil markings and notes (some in ink) written on the inside, owner's name, edgewear, soil, foxing and discolored spine. 151 pages.

Eliot, T. S. THE COCKTAIL PARTY Harcourt Brace and Company Good 1950 This 5.5"x8.5" hard cover book has a black cover with gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. There is underlining and notes within the book and the owner's name is written on the inside. 187 pages. Book is in good condition with wear and soil.

Sherman, L.A. WHAT IS SHAKESPEARE? AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GREAT PLAYS Chautaqua Press Good 1906 Reprint Antiquarian reprint of Sherman's critical look at the better-known plays of Shakespeare. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" with 387 pages. Book is in good condition with tanned pages, edgewear and soil.

Lelyveld, Toby SHYLOCK ON THE STAGE Western Reserve University Very Good 1960 First Edition This book has a red-brown cloth cover with black lettering and a black cover illustration. Mostly a clean copy; slight edgewear, rear cover slightly curled. Inner pages are mostly clean. This book is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and drawings. It explores the character of Shylock from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice." 149 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".

Cheney, Sheldon The Theatre: Three Hundred Years of Drama, Acting and Stagecraft Tudor Publishing Company Fair 1937 6th Printing 6.5 x 9.5 hard cover book. Gold lettering on the red spine and cover. A comprehensive history of the theater. 558 pages. 6th Printing. Cover water stained, edgewear, soil, front hinge starting, browned pages, corner wear, discolored spine.

No Author Who's Who on the Stage 1908 B. W. Dodge & Company Good 1908 This 6 x 9 hardcover has 467 pages. There is gilt lettering and decoration on the cover and spine. The edges are worn, the hinges are tight, and the pages are clean and crisp. A look at actors and actresses of 1908.

Young, Stark THE THEATER George H. Doran Co. Good 1927 This vintage book has a somewhat worn dark blue cloth cover. Page edges are browned. Bookplate, some pencil notes on front endpapers. Text block appears clean. Pages lightly tanned. 182 pages; approx. 5'x7".

Deutsch, Sally All-Star Cast: a Footlight Anthology Ziff-Davis Publishing Company Very Good 1947 an anthology of short stories all based on or around the theater. light corner wear, small crease on bottom front cover corner, light cover wear. 326 pages, 9.5 x 6.

Galsworthy, John Loyalties Charles Scribner's Sons Good 1927 This is a play in three acts. Book is in good condition with owner's name, foxing, edgewear, tanned pages, darkened spine, wear and soil. Reprint. 110 pages, 7.5 x 5.

Various Authors Five Great Modern Irish Plays The Modern Library Good 1952 Plays include: The Playboy of the Western World; Juno and the Paycock; Riders to the Sea; Spreading the News; Shadow and Substance. Foreword by George Jean Nathan. Book and jacket are both in good condition with owner's name, edgewear, and soil. 332 pages, 7 x 5.

Tagor, Rabindranath Chitra The Macmillan Company Good 1916 Reprint Reprint. Some spine wear. Cover lettering is gilt. Pages are clean. 85 pages.

Gilbert, W. S.;Sullivan, Arthur The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan Garden City Publishing Co, Inc Good 1938 Contains illustrations by Gilbert and 32 photos from recent performances by the D'Oyly Carte Company. Pages are slightly toned; owner's name written on front endpaper. Cover has some soil and wear. 711 pages.