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The Broken Jug: After Heinrich Von Kleist, Banville, John
1 Banville, John The Broken Jug: After Heinrich Von Kleist
Ireland Gallery Press 1994 1852351454 / 9781852351458 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
84 pages. This is novelist Banville's first venture for the stage, a free translation of a work by Heinrich von Kleist. The setting is changed from Germany to the famine-stricken Ballybog of 1846 western Ireland in this cleverly calculated comedy about a corrupt magistrate who is forced to preside over a trial for a crime he himself has committed. William John Banville is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter. There is a name in the front fly. Moderate wear. The word Adam in all Judge Adam names are highlighted in pink colour. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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Shakespeare the Sadist / Bremen Coffee / My Foot My Tutor / Stallerhof, Bauer, Wolfgang; Fassbinder, Rainer Werner; Handke, Peter; Kroetz, Franz Xaver
2 Bauer, Wolfgang; Fassbinder, Rainer Werner; Handke, Peter; Kroetz, Franz Xaver Shakespeare the Sadist / Bremen Coffee / My Foot My Tutor / Stallerhof
U. K. Eyre Methuen 1977 0413343901 / 9780413343901 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
96 pages. These plays by the four leading young German playwrights offer the best proof of the much-vaunted ‘theatrical renaissance’ in 1970s Germany. "Shakespeare the Sadist" is a neat spoof on the sort of cultural pretentiousness that can rate Shakespeare on a par with pornographic movies. Fassbinder, known outside Germany mainly for his films, takes a 19th century real-life multi-murderess as his heroine in Bremen to tell a moral tale of doubtful morality. "My Foot My Tutor", a totally silent mime for two actors, demonstrates a refreshingly different aspect of his dramatic ability. Kroets special talent is for relentlessly naturalistic studies of ordinary people in depressed or deprived situations. "Stallerhof" is the best of these: its impact is truly disturbing. Inscription in the inside front cover. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Feminism and Theatre, Case, Sue-Ellen
3 Case, Sue-Ellen Feminism and Theatre
U. K. Macmillan 1994 0333390008 / 9780333390009 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
149 indexed pages. This study serves as both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre. lt raises questions for the feminist historian who inherits a tradition of theatre history in which women playwrights and actresses are conspicuously absent and constructs an alternative history of what women have done. In analyzing radical feminism and theatre, materialist feminism and theatre and women of colour, the author explains how political movement has influenced the stage. In examining the development of feminist aesthetics, experiments in organization, performance style and audience, Sue-Ellen Case simultaneously traces the new role of the female actor, the new position of the spectator, the new form of play and the new role of the critic. Examples from the United States, Britain, France and Germany are used to illustrate the common ground and the differences between the feminisms and the women in theatre in these countries. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer, Chatwin, G A F M
4 Chatwin, G A F M Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer
UK Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Good 12mo 
A comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith. It about a wealthy countryman who arranges for his daughter to meet the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair would marry.This play is a favourite for study by English literature and theatre classes in Britain and the USA. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have an endured, and it is still often performed. It has been adapted into a film several times. It was first performed in London in 1773. Name in the first page. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Roses in Due Season: Bleedin' Butterflies, Clarke, Doreen
5 Clarke, Doreen Roses in Due Season: Bleedin' Butterflies
Australia Currency Pr 1982 0868190586 / 9780868190587 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
160 pages including b/w llustrations and two plays. Ex lib. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Peer Gynt: A Play - Complete and Unabridged, Ibsen, Henrik
6 Ibsen, Henrik Peer Gynt: A Play - Complete and Unabridged
USA Airmont Pub 1967 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
159 pages. A five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Written in the Bokmål dialect of Norwegian, it is one of the most widely performed Norwegian plays. Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. There is an inscription in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Jack Hibberd - Australian Playwrights - Monograph 3, McGillick, Paul; Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun
7 McGillick, Paul; Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun Jack Hibberd - Australian Playwrights - Monograph 3
Amsterdam Rodopi 1988 9051830033 / 9789051830033 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
iv + 169 pages including b/w illustrations. Jack Hibberd is an Australian playwright and doctor. His career spans twenty years, beginning with the revival of indigenous Australian theatre in the late 1960's. His work is characterised by great comic invention and an on-going interest in exploring the form of theatre. This is evident in early plays like White With Wire Wheels (1967) and Dimboola (1969), his wedding play which is the most-produced Australian play ever and which has also received a number of overseas productions. A Stretch of the Imagination (1972) and A Toast to»MeIba (1974) are also highly original, as is his adaptation of Gogol's The Overcoat(1978). For Hibberd, the theatre itself is a metaphor for life - best expressed in his monodramas, Mothballs (1981) and Lavender Bags (1983). Paul McGillick is theatre critic for The Australian Financial Review and a contributor to New Theatre Australia. He is also a playwright who has written plays and features for radio in particular. He has written extensively on the work of Jack Hibberd. Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt is a senior lecturer in higher education. at Griffith University, Brisbane, and the editor of The Languages of Theatre, Page to Stage, and Video in Higher Education. Moderate wear in the cover. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Gwen in Purgatory, Murphy, Tommy
8 Murphy, Tommy Gwen in Purgatory
Australia Currency Pr 2010 0868198706 / 9780868198705 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
63 pages. Gwen is 90. She woke up this morning to discover that purgatory is sitting alone in a new house in a new subdivision on the edge of town, trying to work out if the remote in her hand operates the air-con or the fan-forced oven. But then her grandson turns up, and Father Ezekiel, a priest from Nigeria, arrives to bless the house, and the beginning of the end starts to look up. When more of Gwen's kids arrive, each with their own motives and demons, this family of ordinary souls must battle to keep faith, both with Gwen and with each other. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Radiance (Current Theatre Series), Nowra, Louis
9 Nowra, Louis Radiance (Current Theatre Series)
Australia Currency Press 1998 0868193704 / 9780868193700 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
vi + 22 + xii + 23-54 pages including b/w illustrations. An interesting play with a great look at the family. This play was written especially for three of Australia's ?nest Aboriginal actors. It is a work of great atmosphere, passion and humour. Three half sisters have drifted about as far apart as it's possible to drift, but when they meet again at the ramshackle house on stilts where they grew up, it's to do more than bury their mother. Does the island that's called them across the mud flats since they were kids hold the key’? Or will the journey there reveal more’? Perhaps not since Inside The Island has Louis Nowra produced a piece that burns so colourful and mysterious an imprint on the mind's eye. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Remembrance of Things Past, Proust, Marcel
10 Proust, Marcel Remembrance of Things Past
UK Faber & Faber 2000 057120760X / 9780571207602 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
138 pages. Harold Pinter's adaptation of Proust's famous novel and based on "The Proust Screenplay" by the same author writen at the request of Joseph Losey in 1972. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Huis Clos, Sartre, Jean Paul
11 Sartre, Jean Paul Huis Clos
U. K. Routledge 1987 0415040035 / 9780415040037 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
106 pages. Includes the full French text of the play, accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context. "Hui Clos" is arguably Sartre’s best play and has enjoyed Wide popularity since its first performance in Paris in 1944. Its success, not only in France, but also in many other countries, is to a great extent due to its dramatic qualities: anyone can appreciate the highly-charged atmosphere of this representation of hell. But "Hui Clos", perhaps more than any of his other plays, gives compelling expression to some of Sartre’s existentialist ideas. "Hui Clos" is reissued here with a new introduction in which Keith Gore situates the play in the context both of its time and of Sartre’s career. He focuses on the relationship between Sartre an existentialism and the drama, showing how Sartre’s views on the theatre. are consistent with his philosophy, and how "Hui Clos" may be seen as reflecting those views. One of the things that emerges from this reading of the play is the error of believing that Sartre intended it to show that ‘Hell is other people’. "Hui Clos", is also a French-language drama film from 1954, directed by Jacqueline Audry, written by Jean-Paul Sartre, and starring Jean-Marie Amato and Louis de Funes. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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In Search of The Bodgie, Spears, Steve J.
12 Spears, Steve J. In Search of The Bodgie
Australia Collins 1989 0732225248 / 9780732225247 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
162 pages. In these anti-memoirs, Steve J. Spears takes us on a wild, larrikin ride from his favourite bar in Kings Cross to the family pub in South Australia, from suburban Sydney to seedy Bangkok and on to Tahiti. Spears meets Meryl Streep and Peter Cook, appears in Mad Max and attacks state parliament... Steve J. Spears (1951-2007) was an Australian playwright, actor, writer and singer. His most famous work was The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin. He was cited as one of Australia's most celebrated playwrights 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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All in Good Timing: A Personal Account of What an Actor Does (MANUALS), Szeps, Henri
13 Szeps, Henri All in Good Timing: A Personal Account of What an Actor Does (MANUALS)
Australia Currency Press 1996 0868194840 / 9780868194844 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Peter Meldrum Signed by Author
163 indexed pages. Henri Szep's passion for acting is infectious. Here Henri, who is well known for his role as Robert in Mother and Son, lays before the reader thirty years of acting experience and divulges his personal view on what good acting is all about. At the heart of good acting, is good timing. Around this central theme the author illustrates the mechanisms and devices needed to produce a convincing and truthful performance. He reveals the traps the unwary actor can slip into it shows how to avoid them. Dedication signed by the author in the first page. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Women and Theatre: Calling the Shots, Todd, Susan (ed)
14 Todd, Susan (ed) Women and Theatre: Calling the Shots
U. K. Faber & Faber 1984 0571130429 / 9780571130429 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
117 pages about the role women played in the British Theatre during the 1960/70s. The essays were written by Harrient Walter, Bryony Lavery, Di Seymour, Pam Brighton, Maggie Steed, Catherin Hayes, Ann Jellicoe, Mari Jenkins, and Lian Aukin. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Removalists - with comment on authority, violence and punishment by Frank Galbally, Ian Turner (Play), Williams, Ian Kennedy
15 Williams, Ian Kennedy The Removalists - with comment on authority, violence and punishment by Frank Galbally, Ian Turner (Play)
Australia Currency Press 1983 0868190381 / 9780868190389 Reprint Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
128 pages including b/w illustrations. A young policeman's first day on duty becomes a violent initiation into the nastier aspects of law enforcement (2 acts, 4 men, 2 women). The main issues the play addresses are violence, specifically domestic violence, and the abuse of power and authority. David Williamson has written over thirty plays and is Australia's most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Don's Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and Brilliant Lies. He won many awards including three AFI's and eleven AWGIE awards. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Department, Williamson, David
16 Williamson, David The Department
Australia Currency Pr 1982 0868190225 / 9780868190228 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
75 pages. A staff meeting in a College of Advanced Education dissects the workings of bureaucracy and the absurd politicking needed to support it (2 acts, 8 men, 2 women). 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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The Jack Manning Trilogy: A Conversation / Face to Face / Charitable Intent (Current Theatre), Williamson, David
17 Williamson, David The Jack Manning Trilogy: A Conversation / Face to Face / Charitable Intent (Current Theatre)
Australia Currency Press 2003 0868196576 / 9780868196572 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
vi + 90 pages. Written by Australia's most popular playwright, this guide examines a trilogy of plays [Face to face, A conversation, Charitable intent] on community conferencing - a process bringing together the victims and perpetrators of a crime to attempt some kind of reconciliation. When same come 'Face to Face' with the employee who rammed his Mercedes, he must acknowledge responsibility for a series of incidents which helped to provoke the crime. In 'A Conversation', the family of a rapist and murderer are confronted by the family of his victim. 'Charitable Intent' focuses on the pressures and contradictions that erupt as workplace values change. This trilogy revels that courage and forgiveness run deeper in the human psyche than many cynics would have us believe. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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