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SENIOR DRAMA

By: (Edited By Sadler and Hayllar)

Price: $18.75

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Macmillan Education Australia: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007876


v, + 242pp., b/white illustrations (production photographs), throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. " . . . a book designed to appeal to students in the senior years of high school. Tragedy, comedy, excitement, conflict and suspense are all here for the acting and the reading. A special introductory section defines and explians dramatic terms such as setting, plot, theme, climax, characterization and d... View more info

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THE NORMAN CONQUESTS : Table Manners. Living Together. Round and Round the Garden

By: Ayckbourn, Alan

Price: $16.92

Publisher: London, Samuel French: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011036


58pp. + 50pp. + 51pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has one tiny corner crease. "The Norman Conquests is a trilogy of plays concerning a group of related people. The plays are not consecutive, but all occur during a single weekend in different parts of the same house. Each is complete in itself and can be played as a separate entity, and they can be performed in any order. However, each benefits if all can be produced as one thr... View more info

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PLAYS OF THE 70s (Volume 3)

By: Brisbane, Katharine (edited by)

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia, Currency Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010870


x, + 211pp., several b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper near fine. This stand-alone volume in the Currency Modern Drama Series includes four plays: 'Crossfire', by Jennifer Compton; 'The Christian Brothers', by Ron Blair; 'A Happy and Holy Occasion', by John O'Donoghue; and 'Inner Voices', by Louis Nowra. " . . . covering 1975-77, years of consolidation for some, disappointment for others, the au... View more info

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PLAYS OF THE 70s (Volume 3)

By: Brisbane, Katharine (edited by)

Price: $19.74

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia, Currency Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010919


x, + 211pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. This stand-alone volume in the Currency Modern Drama Series includes four plays: 'Crossfire', by Jennifer Compton; 'The Christian Brothers', by Ron Blair; 'A Happy and Holy Occasion', by John O'Donoghue; and 'Inner Voices', by Louis Nowra. " . . . covering 1975-77, years of consolidation for some, disa... View more info

WANDA DREAMS- AND WAKES AND OTHER SKETCHES

By: Bryan, Col. Sir Herbert

Price: $12.22

Publisher: London, Mitre Press:

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 000641


48pp., book square, light edgewear, spine firm, leaves mildly tanned. Dirt marks on paste-downs along with original seller's sticker affixed lower front same. Sketch/sketches in which the central characters are Wanda [a Cocker spaniel], Wanda's mother, Master, Mistress, A vet, Two maids. Contents: Wanda dreams-and wakes, Roses in Autumn, Reticence, Thanksgiving, The Lock-keeper. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. p... View more info

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NEW BRITISH POLITICAL DRAMATISTS

By: Bull, John

Price: $18.80

Publisher: United Kingdom, Grove Press: 1984

Seller ID: 009358


xix, + 244pp., plus 12 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Two miniscule pen dots to last page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, tiny corner crease to rear panel. A stand-alone title in the 'Grove Press Modern Dramatists' series. "In the late 1960s a number of startling changes occurred in British theatre, heralding the beginning of the most exciting period of drama of the e... View more info

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DENNIS POTTER: A Biography

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 005786


xi, + 672pp., two unpaginated, (mostly) candidly-illustrated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Backstrip mildly bumped on heel. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The biography of Dennis Potter is a story of a scriptwriting genius. Physically and psychologically scarred by illness which ailed him from the age of twenty-six, he was one of the most controversial figures in th... View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME (Or a Trip Through Storyland)

By: Cole, P.C. (Words by) Loam, Arthur S. (Music by)

Price: $10.34

Publisher: Melbourne/London, Allan & Co./Paxton & Co.:

Seller ID: 006639


No publication date (copyright 1951). 28pp. Staple-bound. Several annotations, tape stains to margins. Art-illustrated limp wrapper edgeworn, nipped, several closed tears, plus previous owner's name and a number to top corner, front cover. 'Once Upon A Time' is a visit to Storyland, which includes such endearing favourites as: Red Riding Hood, Bo-Peep, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Mother Hubbard, Aladdin, Jack and Jill, Witch and others. Contents include: Prelims., Char... View more info

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MY LEFT FOOT

By: Connaughton, Shane and Sheridan, Jim

Price: $7.05

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1989

Edition: 4th Impression

Seller ID: 001509


ix, + 68pp., b/w film still illustrations throughout. Book slightly cocked. Clear acetate adhesive film applied to illustrated card wrapper, which has light creases and edgewear. White deletion fluid applied over name on half-title page, light pencil annotations on several pages. 'My Left Foot' was first shown at the Curzon Mayfair Theatre on August 18, 1989, and starred Daniel Day Lewis as Christy Brown. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this i... View more info

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SCREENWRITING : A Manual

By: Dawson, Jonathon (Edited By L. Elaine Miller)

Price: $37.60

Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 009010


viii, + 230pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has minor scuffing, plus a small hole to lower foredge of front panel, which has been covered over by previous owner with clear selotape to front and inside cover. " . . . a wide-ranging and accessible guide to industry practices and principles. Covering all forms of screenwriting and providing a comprehensive and considered approach to presenting work, it... View more info

COMRADES (Script)

By: Douglas, Bill

Price: $12.41

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1987

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007715


vii, + 134pp., illustrated throughout with b/white film stills. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit tanned. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn. Remainder stripe on foot of textblock. "The published script of 'Comrades' is almost wholly taken from the shooting script dated August, 1984, which in turn was based very closely upon the original screenplay written in 1980. For ease of reading, all technical directions have been omitted... View more info

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THE CASE OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD : A Dramatic Monologue. From the Journals, Letters and Stories of Katherine Mansfield (Signed Copy)

By: Downes, Cathy

Price: $24.44

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, The Women's Play Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011206


38pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription (with recipient's name inked out), signed by actor, director and playwright Cathy Downes on reverse of half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. From the rear panel: "Using only Mansfield's own words, 'The Case of Katherine Mansfield' is the acclaimed dramatic portrait of New Zealand's most celebrated and controversial short story ... View more info

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CHANGI

By: Doyle, John

Price: $16.54

Publisher: Sydney, ABC Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007928


xii + 289pp. Illustrated throughout in b/white with stills from the teleseries. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed. Text is a copy of the script for the ABC Television program: CHANGI. The cast included: Bud Tingwell, Slim de Grey, Terry Norris, Jill Perryman, Tsunashima Gotharo and many others. Weight approx. 600gms. View more info

THE THEATRE STUDENT: Nine Hundred American Plays: A Synopsis-History of American Theatre

By: Erhard, Thomas A.

Price: $15.98

Publisher: New York, Richards Rosen Press: 1978

Edition: First [Stated]

Seller ID: 003291


xxi, + 106pp. Book clean, square. Library standard binding, but no identifiers to indicate library use. Leaves clean. Printed boards mildly bumped and scuffed, with poor production finish on one foredge corner. A stand-alone volume in the 'Theatre Student' series, written for students of the theatre involved in producing drama and musicals. Contents include: Prelims., Index of authors, Index of titles, Intro., Short synopsis of 900 American plays. Book weight approx. 630... View more info

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THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING : The Film Script

By: Flanagan, Richard

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Australia, Picador: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008580


xxiv, + 174pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit with slight tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Richard Flanagan's script of his celebrated film is a beautiful prose-poem in its own right, which can be read with as much pleasure as his novel of the same name . . . Includes a frank essay by Richard Flanagan on film and writing. Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 5... View more info

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UNDERWEAR, PERFUME AND CRASH HELMET (Current Theatre Series)

By: Gurr, Michael

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Currency Press/ Playbox Theatre C: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012111


vi, + 73pp., b/white thumbnail images of Playbox Theatre cast. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented only. From the rear panel; 'Robert is an MP with a dangerously slim majority. His wife, Caroline, is a reformed hippy, with a little too much time on her hands. Nicholas is her brother, a musician, destined for fame but with a lot to learn. Into their lives comes Lionel, a right-wing philosopher . . . On the fri... View more info

A RETURN TO THE BRINK

By: Hall, Rodney

Price: $15.98

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press/ Playbox Theatre Centre: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005296


64pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, plus several horizontal indentations. From the pen of one of Australia's most celebrated writers, an examination of personal courage and political drama centred around the 1838 Myall Creek massacre court case . . . Theatre Program in centre pages. Book weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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HIT AND RUN

By: Herbert, Kate

Price: $9.40

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia, Currency Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011207


46pp., b/white thumbnail illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly indented, small corner crease. A stand-alone title in the Current Theatre Series. From the rear panel: "Anita has a terrible secret, one she can't even share with her husband, Adam. One that she won't even face herself. And it's tearing her apart inside. Then along comes an anonymous and slightly mysterious stranger and her life is to change forever .... View more info

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THE ADMAN

By: Hewett, Robert

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W., Australia, Currency Press/ Playbox Theatre C: 1991

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007558


85pp., small b/white photographic illustrations of playwright, cast members, etc. Book clean. Staples firm, no rust. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and scuffed. This stand-alone title in the 'Playbox Current Theatre' series " . . . captures both the superficial glamour and the behind-the-scenes manipulation of the advertising world . . . " 'The Adman' was first performed by the Playbox Theatre Company at the Merlyn Theatre, Melbourn... View more info

THE FANTASY OF PEER GYNT: Being Selections from the Dramatic Poem "Peer Gynt"

By: IBSEN, HENRIK (interpreted by Isabelle M.Pagan)

Price: $15.82

Publisher: London, Theosophical Publishing Society: 1909

Edition: 1st Thus (English)

Seller ID: 005233


129pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, lightly cocked. Gilt titles and black decorations on mildly soiled, bumped and abraded green cloth, plus a stain, and a (just) starting hinge on rear board. An original seller's stamp on front pastedown, a nondescript inscription on ffep., plus noticeable tanned splotches on all endpapers. An extensive Introduction by Isabelle M. Pagan explains how Ibsen's dramatic poem of 'Peer Gynt" has been transcribed for the stage. English ... View more info