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New York: Samuel French, 1904. Hardcover. 145p., author photo on rubricated title page, preface, scenes, cast, very good first edition in gilt-decorated white cloth. Signed by the playwright on front free endpaper. 11 copies located in OCLC. Lawyer Franklin later wrote an anti-war book, "The Great Crime of 1914." The.....
[Sacramento]: California Literary Resesarch, 1935. Paperback. 123p., text mimeographed on thick construction paper, badly stapled into 10.5x8.5 plain cardstock wrapper. Spine unrepairably split and chipped, general edgewear and toning of the cheap paper, remains handleable. SERA Project 2-F2-132 (and 3-F2-197). Monograph #8 ( G c-d ).
Santa Cruz: HerBooks, 2008. Paperback. 143p., brief personal inscription signed by Gage, very good first collected edition thus trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Lesbian feminist theater pieces. "Joan" "Typhoid Mary" and "Calamity Jane" were published in an earlier collection with the same title.
New York: New Directions, 1947. Hardcover. 378p., introduction, three play-scripts, mild foxing to edges and endpapers, paper lightly toned in margins, shelfwear to boards otherwise good first US translation omnibus edition in black cloth boards and gilt, top edge green, unclipped lightly-edgeworn dj.
New York: Grove Press, 1988. Hardcover. 88p., illustrated with 4 photos from the original NYC production, very good first edition, first printing stated, in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. Program and ticket from the 1989 Theatre on the Square production starring Ben Vereen and Nehemiah Persoff laid-in. The play won.....
Berkeley: Grassy Knoll Press, 1966. Pamphlet. 56p., wraps, illus., later (revised) edition, good condition. Satirical play, President Lyndon Johnson in the Macbeth role, JFK of course is Duncan, Adlai Stevenson as the Egg of Head, Robert [Kennedy] and Teddy playing themselves. The original blank verse lines are quite competently Shakespearean.....
Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1976. Hardcover. viii, 248p., bookplate removed (no indication of library accession), prior owner's signature, otherwise good first edition in red buckram cloth boards and unclipped, shelfworn dj. Critical introductory material, history, bibliography and 7 plays in English.
New York: Knopf/Borzoi Editions, 1950. Hardcover. ix, 115p., note by Russell, playscript and narrative poem, very good first Borzoi US trade edition in full cloth boards, red and gray decorative and price-clipped but bright dj. New Directions published a limited edition with lithographs in 1949. "Theseus" as published seperately by.....
New York: Theatre Arts, Inc., 1946. Magazine. pp429-496, 8.5x11 inches, ads, reviews, articles, playscripts, news, photos, illustrations, lightly-worn arts magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Includes a cover story of George Bernard Shaw and likely the first appearance of Broughton's "The Playground" as it was not separately published until 1949.
Richmond: The playwright, 1988. 132p., 8.5x11 inches, one page marked revised 11/1/89, edges titled in marker, cover marked pointing up the role of William Mandel on pages 64-68, some wear otherwise very good original photocopied manuscript bound in brads with an image of McCarthy on the cover. This play was.....
San Francisco: City Lights, 1996. Paperback. 244p., introduction, glossary of Borerismos, appendix, illustrated with photos, fine first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Essays, poems and performance texts from San Francisco's post-chicano, gender-bending performance artist.
London: Methuen, 1971. Hardcover. 78p., production history and original cast, Amsterdam bookshop stamp on f.e.p. otherwise a very good first UK edition in boards and price-clipped, worn andchipped dj with closed tears and bookshp label on cover. Young 1567D*. Arguably Gray's most successful play. Original production and the American Film.....