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1 BENTLEY, ERIC. In Search Of Theater.
Vintage Books, New York: 1959. Fifth Printing of the Vintage Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy with light water stain. 
In this far-reaching book Eric Bentley surveys with critical eye and friendly intent the theatrical life of the Western World since the end of World War II. Among the individuals to whom he gives attention are Charlie Chaplin, Pirandello, Garc’a Lorca, Martha Graham, Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Jean-Loius Barrault, O'Neil, Stark Young, Shakespeare, Strindberg, Etienne Decroux, Jacques Copeau, Yeats, Ibsen, and Chekhov. Includes an index. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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2 BOTTO, LUIS; VIAGAS, ROBERT (EDITOR). At This Theatre: 100 Years Of Broadway Shows, Stories And Stars.
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books: New York: 2002. 1557835667 / 9781557835666 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Theatergoer's favorite history of Broadway is back in a new and expanded 21st century edition, including more than 100 new photographs and Playbill covers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 92.15 USD
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3 BROOKE, RUPERT. John Webster And The Elizabethan Drama.
John Lane Co., New York: 1916. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. 
Discusses theatre, Elizabethan drama, and the dramatist John Webster. 
Price: 112.10 USD
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4 COLEMAN, JANET. The Compass.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1990. 0394525450 / 9780394525457 First Edition. Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. 
The story of the improvisational theater that revolutionized the art of comedy in America, nurtured and inspired such groups as Second City and the Premise. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 ESSLIN, MARTIN. The Theatre Of The Absurd.
Anchor Books, Garden City: 1961. First Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. Cover is worn, but text is clean. 
Chapters include, "The Absurdity of the Absurd," "Samuel Beckett: The Search for the Self," "Arthur Adamov: The Curable and the Incurable," "Eug¸ne Ionesco: Theatre and Anti-Theatre," "Jean Genet: A Hall of Mirrors," "Parrallels and Proselytes," "The Tradition of the Absurd," and "The Significance of the Absurd." Also includes notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 7.59 USD
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6 PICK, JOHN. The West End: Mismanagement And Snobbery.
John Offord Ltd., Eastbourne: 1983. 0903931540 / 9780903931540 City Arts. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Chronicles the history of London's West End - - not through its long-running successes and its on-stage glamour, but through its off-stage finanaces and management. The author describes how a group of ambitious Victorian managers created the world's largest and most powerful theatrical complex -- but how in so doing, they diminished a once-popular art, and created a instead the West End -- hidebound, high-spending, highly ritualized and readily accessible only to a privileged minority. Include an Index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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7 PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE, A. W. The Theatre Of Dionysus In Athens.
Oxford University Press, London: 1966. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Scorched dustjacket. Lightly discolored pages. 
A history of the theatre of Dionysus, from its earliest days down to the time of the Roman Empire, based upon the extant remains and the evidence of literature and inscriptions. Includes an Index. 
Price: 141.79 USD
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8 SHER, ANTONY. Year Of The King: A Actor's Diary And Sketchbook.
Limelight Editions, New York: 1992. 0879101652 / 9780879101657 s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover is slightly soiled. 
This is the most wonderfully authentic account of the experience of creating a performance. It's full of delicate and sometimes moving observation; full of striking information( you will know the difference between scoliosis and kyphosis by the time you've read it). 
Price: 14.25 USD
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9 WICKHAM, GLYNNE. The Medieval Theatre.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1987. 0521312485 / 9780521312486 Third Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
This is a thoroughly revised edition of Glynne Wickham's important history of the development of dramatic art in Christian Europe. Professor Wickham surveys the foundations on which this dramatic art was built: the architecture, costumes and ceremonial of the imperial court at Byzantium, the liturgies of countries in the Eastern and Western Empires and the triumphs of the Roman rite and the Romanesque style in Western art. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.29 USD
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