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1 BAIN, CARL E. (EDITED BY). The Norton Introduction To Literature: Drama.
W.W. Norton & Co., New York: 1973. 0393093662 / 9780393093667 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition with slight wear and tear to covers. 
A collection of classic and contemporary works by prominent and less well-known writers. Contains 13 plays. Includes an Index of terms defined. 
Price: 7.79 USD
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2 CERF, BENNETT A.; CARTMELL, VAN H. (COMPILED); ANDERSON, JOHN (INTRODUCTION). Sixteen Famous European Plays.
The Modern Library, New York: 1947. First Modern Library Giant Edition. h Hardcover. Good condition. 
Like all great drama, most of the plays in this collection spring from the finest impulses of free creation, in spiritual pride and humane understanding; so there is an immediate grimness at this date in celebrating them as Sixteen Famous European Plays. 
Price: 6.56 USD
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3 CHEKHOV, ANTON PAVLOVICH; DUNNIGAN, ANN (TRANSLATOR); BRUSTEIN, ROBERT (FOREWORD). Plays.
Penguin Books, New York: 1979. 0140440968 / 9780140440966 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Contains the following plays by Chekhov: Ivanov, The Sea Gull, Uncle Vania, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, The Bear, The Proposal, A Jubilee. 
Price: 17.58 USD
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4 CLARK, BARRETT H; FREEDLEY, GEORGE ( EDITED BY). A History Of Modern Drama.
D. Appleton Century Company, Inc., New York: 1947. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair reading copy. Dustjacket has scratches and chips.Webbing exposed in front. 
A History of Modern Drama is the first attempt to outline on a broad basis the origin and development of what we have, it is hoped not too arbitrarily, termed the modern drama. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.40 USD
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5 CLURMAN, HAROLD. Famous American Plays Of The 1930's.
Dell Publishing, New York: December 1959. First printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Here are five plays from the critical decade of the thirties-the decade of the Group Theatre and the Federal Theatre-when American drama challenged the depression years with a stirring force of protest and hope. 
Price: 2.38 USD
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6 FUEGI, JOHN. Brecht And Company: Sex, Politics, And The Making Of The Modern Drama.
Grove Press, New York: 1994. 0802115292 / 9780802115294 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Notes on inside front cover. 
Will irrevocably change our understanding of one of the world's great writer-directors, even as it presents us with three new artists of enduring stature. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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7 GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. Faust: Part One.
Collier Books, New York: 1962. First Collier Books Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Concerned with sensual pleasure and love. It is primarily a drama of individuals - of the tragic-hero Faust seeking knowledge and experience beyond human understanding; of the poignant, innocent Margarete, Goethe's supreme poetic symbol of ultimate salvation through love; and of the darkly cynical Mephistopheles, damning Faust through the temptations of the flesh. 
Price: 6.41 USD
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8 GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON; HEDGE, F. E. (EDITED AND ANNOTATED BY); MISS SWANWICK (METRICAL VERSION BY ). Faust: A Tragedy.
Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, New York: h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. 
Concerned with sensual pleasure and love. It is primarily a drama of individuals - of the tragic-hero Faust seeking knowledge and experience beyond human understanding; of the poignant , innocent Margarete, Goethe's supreme poetic symbol of ultimate salvation through love; and of the darkly cynical Mephistopheles, damning Faust through the temptations of the flesh. 
Price: 46.55 USD
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9 GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON; PASSAGE, CHARLES E. (INTRODUCTION & NOTES). Faust: Part One & Part Two.
The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., Indianapolis/New York: 1965. The Library of Liberal Arts Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Concerned with sensual pleasure and love, Faust is primarily a drama of individuals - of the tragic-hero Faust seeking knowledge and experience beyond human understanding; of the poignant, innocent Margarete, Goethe's supreme poetic symbol of ultimate salvation through love; and of the darkly cynical Mephistopheles, damning Faust through the temptations of the flesh. Translated into English from the German byCharles E. Passage. 
Price: 9.93 USD
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10 GONZÁLEZ, JOSÉ M. Hellenic Studies Series 47 The Epic Rhapsode And His Craft: Homeric Performance In A Diachronic Perspective.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Epic Rhapsode and His Craft studies Homeric performance from archaic to Roman imperial times. It argues that oracular utterance, dramatic acting, and rhetorical delivery powerfully elucidate the practice of epic rhapsodes. Attention to the ways in which these performance domains informed each other over time reveals a shifting dynamic of competition and emulation among rhapsodes, actors, and orators that shaped their texts and their crafts. A diachronic analysis of this web of influences illuminates fundamental aspects of Homeric poetry: its inspiration and composition, the notional fixity of its poetic tradition, and the performance-driven textual fixation and writing of the Homeric poems. It also shows that rhapsodic practice is best understood as an evolving combination of revelation, interpretation, recitation, and dramatic delivery. José M. González is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University. 
Price: 26.13 USD
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11 IBSEN, HENRIK; MEYER, MICHAEL (TRANSLATOR). Hedda Gabler: And Three Other Plays.
Anchor Books, Garden City: 1961. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Newly translated from the Norwegian by Michael Meyer. The four plays in this volume show the author at various stages of the experiment. 
Price: 18.05 USD
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12 JAMES, HENRY; WITH COMMENTS BY BERNARD SHAW, H.G. WELLS & ARNOLD BENNETT; EDEL, LEON (EDITOR). Guy Domville: A Play In Three Acts.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London: 1961. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good Reading copy. Dustjacket has a few chips and a slight tear. 
The books is divided into three sections: First, "Henry James: The Dramatic Years: Biographical Notes by Leon Edel"; second, the play itself; third, "The Critics," with treatments by Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells & Arnold Bennett. The volume concludes with a note on the text of "Guy Domville." 
Price: 29.69 USD
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13 SCHER, ANNA; VERRALL, CHARLES. 100+ Ideas For Drama.
Heinemann Educational Books, London: 1975. 0435187996 / 9780435187996 s Softcover. Reading copy. Water stains on back cover. 
A wealth of lively drama ideas based on the work of the Anna Scher Children's Theatre in London. 
Price: 27.55 USD
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14 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; SELTZER, DANIEL (EDITOR). The History Of Troilus And Cressida.
The New American Library, New York: September 1963. First Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. Soiled covers. 
Includes an special introduction to the play by the editor, General discussion of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Substantial note on the voluminous sources, dramatic criticism from the past and present, Text and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type. Also name of each speaker given in full, detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page of the play keyed to the numbered lines of the text, textual note, and an Extensive Bibliography. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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15 SPENCER, THEODORE. Shakespeare And The Nature Of Man.
Macmillan Co., New York: 1961. Second Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy with underlining and markings. 
A study of the influence of Elizabethan life and thought on Shakespeare. An analysis of his craft and detailed explication of the major plays. 
Price: 39.90 USD
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16 VENEZKY, ALICE S. Pageantry On The Shakespearean Stage.
Twayne Publishers, New York: 1951. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 
Analyzes the influence on the Elizabethan drama of the most popular forms of public display - the procession, pageant, and progress entertainment. Includes an index. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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17 WILDE, OSCAR; FRANKEL, NICHOLAS (EDITOR). The Annotated Importance Of Being Earnest.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple," declares Algernon early in Act One of The Importance of Being Earnest, and were it either, modern literature would be "a complete impossibility." It is a moment of sly, winking self-regard on the part of the playwright, for The Importance is itself the sort of complex modern literary work in which the truth is neither pure nor simple. Oscar Wilde's greatest play is full of subtexts, disguises, concealments, and double entendres. Continuing the important cultural work he began in his award-winning uncensored edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Nicholas Frankel shows that The Importance needs to be understood in relation to its author's homosexuality and the climate of sexual repression that led to his imprisonment just months after it opened at London's St. James's Theatre on Valentine's Day 1895. In a facing-page edition designed with students, teachers, actors, and dramaturges in mind, The Annotated Importance of Being Earnest provides running commentary on the play to enhance understanding and enjoyment. The introductory essay and notes illuminate literary, biographical, and historical allusions, tying the play closely to its author's personal life and sexual identity. Frankel reveals that many of the play's wittiest lines were incorporated nearly four years after its first production, when the author, living in Paris as an exiled and impoverished criminal, oversaw publication of the first book edition. This newly edited text is accompanied by numerous illustrations. Nicholas Frankel is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. "Frankel's command of all the relevant materials—textual, literary-critical, historical, biographical—is impressive, and he puts that knowledge to splendid use in The Annotated Importance of Being Earnest."—Stephen Arata, University of Virginia "An excellent edition with new insights and superb annotations that continues Frankel's lively and important work on Wilde."—Linda Peterson, Yale University 
Price: 18.00 USD
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