Performing Arts


3424

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[illus. SELLERS, Peter] MILLIGAN, Spike and HOBBS, Jack

William McGonagall: The Truth At Last

London: M. & J. Hobbs/Michael Joseph, 1976

8vo, pp. 144. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Yellow illustrated endpapers. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]".... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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1357

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[GIELGUD, Sir John]

War And Remembrance: Gielgud's Working Script

N.p. 1985 [The show was eventually transmitted in 1988-9].

Large 8vo, pp. 10, printed on rectos only, bound between yellow wrappers with a split pin.

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3506

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Le Prat, Thérèse

Visages D'Acteurs

Paris: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1950

Illustrated folio folder, housing a suite of 48 b&w photographic portraits.

First edition of the photographer's first book. ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£95.00

1081

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KUREISHI, Hanif

Venus

London: Faber, 2006

8vo, pp. 111. Original illustrated card wrappers.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO DAVID GOTHARD, in the usual mode of address between the two: 'To my wife with love, as Ever -- HK.' ... [more]

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£75.00

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[ed. CARTER, Graydon]

Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire:

New York: Rodale, 2009

Large 8vo, pp. 215. Original blue boards, lettered in blind on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND TO THE FILM DIRECTOR... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£550.00

3111

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GROTOWSKI, Jerzy

Towards A Poor Theatre

Holstebro, Denmark: Odin Teatrets Forlag, 1968

8vo, pp. 262. Original printed stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY GROTOWSKI ON TITLE PAGE. With a... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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[TERRY-THOMAS]

Top Of The Town

London: N.p. [BBC], 1951

21 mimeographed pp. of 36, [pp. 2-7, 14-21, 31-36], secured with split pin to top left. Rewrite to p. 21 secured by pins top and bottom. Pencilled... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2387

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HASTINGS, Michael

Tom And Viv

London: Royal Court Theatre, 1984

8vo, pp. 41. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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£65.00

2674

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CUSHING, Peter

TLS to Leo McKern

Whitstable: N.p., 1993

1 p. TLS on Peter Cushing's personalised stationery. Unfolded.

TLS FAN LETTER FROM PETER CUSHING TO LEO McKERN DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1993, LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE CUSHING'S DEATH.

A warm, effusive fan letter from cinema's greatest vampire-slayer, it reads:

'Dear Leo McKern,
It's that fan again! Some years ago I wrote to you about your superb 'Rumpole' series, and received a most charming letter of thanks.

My admiration for your work goes back to the play (and subsequent film) 'A Man For All Seasons', and you have never failed to captivate me. Having seen you recently in 'Travelling North', and again the other evening in 'A Foreign Field' I just had to write once more.There is a 'je-ne-sais-quoi' quality about your performances which touches the heartstrings, and if you don't receive some public recognition eventually, there's no justice in this world!

Thank you, dear fellow, for such pleasure. It makes me very proud to remember we worked together in 1956 in 'Time Without Pity', with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd. (Long ago and far away!)

With kindest wishes, and may God's blessing be with you always.

As ever,
(sgd) Peter Cushing O.B.E. Whitstable, Kent'

(The 'public recognition' Cushing refers to is of course not audience approval, but the possible future conferring of honours on McKern: Cushing himself was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1989).

A touching salute to a fellow actor from one of the most distinctive and distinguished figures of British cinema.

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[McKern, Leo] OLIVIER, Laurence

TLS Laurence Olivier to Leo McKern

London: N.p., 1982

1p. TLS on headed notepaper.

1pp. TLS FROM LAURENCE OLIVIER TO LEO McKERN, WELCOMING HIM TO THE CAST OF KING LEAR.

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3525

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AYCKBOURN, Alan

Three Plays

London: Chatto & Windus, 1979

Small 8vo, pp. 216. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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£150.00

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BROMLEY, Nick

Theatre Lore

London: LNP Books, 2012

8vo, pp. 248. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. Foreword by Simon Callow.
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3446

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TAYLOR, Ted

The Trouble With Toby

N.p. [London]: N.p. [BBC], N.d. [1957]

32 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left corner.

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£395.00

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[HANCOCK, Tony] STUCKEY, Hugh and WALE, Michael

The Tony Hancock Show: Episode Four: The Tape-Recorder

N.p. [Melbourne]: N.p. [ATN 7], 1968

31 mimeographed yellow pp., originally stapled at top left corner, now disbound, pp. 17-18 present in facsimile. 'FINAL SCRIPT' to top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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2166

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[POWELL, Michael] GIBBON, Monk

The Tales Of Hoffmann

London: Saturn Press, 1951

4to, pp. 96. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Cockerel device in gilt to front panel.

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£750.00

3528

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LERNER, Alan Jay

The Street Where I Live

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1978

8vo, pp. 303. Original brown boards, lettered in silver to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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3144

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SHAFFER, Peter

The Royal Hunt Of The Sun

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964

8vo, pp. 84. Original brown boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographic dustwrapper.

First edition.

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BAILEY, Pearl

The Raw Pearl

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1968

8vo, pp. 206. Original orange boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: 'To Cole -- Who loves deeply -- Pearl'.
Published in 1968, the year Bailey won a Tony for her performance in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly!<

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