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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: THEATRE: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: STAGE & THEATRE
3 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. The 1832 Select Committee report provides a comprehensive account of the British, and particularly the London, theatre in 1831-32. The recommendations of this committee formed the basis for two important Acts, the Dramatic Copyright Act of 1833 and the Theatres Act of 1843. The growth of the music-hall and other less lofty forms of amusement was a feature of nineteenth-century entertainment. A conflict between the theatre and the music-hall was inevitable, this conflict forms the background to the Select Committee report of 1866. The 1892 inquiry (although its terms of reference are similar to earlier ones) did not examine the state of drama as such. This report in the face of the increasing variety and number of places of entertainment confined itself to examining the licensing system, safety regulations and other like matters. Includes: Report from the Select Committee appointed to Inquire into the Laws affecting Dramatic Literature, 1831-2; ...for Licensing and Regulating Theatres and Places of Public Entertainment, 1866; ... for Laws Governing Theatres, 1892, &c. * The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of the papers overcame this basic problem by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear. It has the great advantage over the original printings in that it is printed on a strong laid paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has a library book label on the free front endpaper and a neat shelf mark on the spine - otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20100)   £110.00
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GAY (John): The Beggarís Opera, as it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolnís Inn Fields,
London: printed for John Watts, 1728. (8)8, 76 pp. disbound, p.9 (i.e. D1) with lower third torn away and lost. "Second edition: to which is added the ouverture in score; and the music prefix'd to each song." This variant with p.45 correctly numbered; two books advertised on the verso of the title-page and the "names of the Lilliputians" are listed on the recto of the fourth preliminary leaf. (Book ref. 19489)   £28.00
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MOUNTFORT; BORGMAN (Albert S.): The Life and Death of William Mountfort,
First Edition, 221pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1935. Biography of the 17thC actor and a history of the stage of the period. (Book ref. 18604)   £10.00
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SHERIDAN: BINGHAM (Madeleine): Sheridan, The Track of a Comet,
First Edition, 383pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, London, Allen, 1972. (Book ref. 18302)   £10.00
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O'NEILL (Eugene); SHEAFFER (Louis): O'Neill, Son and Playwright,
First Edition, 543pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Dent, 1969. (Book ref. 18107)   £10.00
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NESTROY: YATES (W. E.): Nestroy, Satire and Parody in Viennese Popular Comedy,
First Edition, 207pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1972. (Book ref. 17780)   £10.00
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WILSON (F. P.); HUNTER (G. K.): The English Drama 1485 - 1585,
First Edition, 244pp, tall octavo, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. (Book ref. 11617)   £14.00
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WILEY (W. L.): The Early Public Theatre in France,
First Edition, 315pp, tall octavo, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with numerous plates and illustrations, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1960. (Book ref. 11481)   £10.00
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WIKLAND (Erik): Elizabethan Players in Sweden 1591-92, Facts and Problems,
First English Edition, 199pp tall octavo, ex-library copy with a few stamps and marks but good and clean in original cloth, Stockholm, Almqvist, 1962. (Book ref. 810)   £10.00
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WICKHAM (Glynne): Early English Stages, 1300 to 1660,
volume 1 only (1300 to 1576) 428pp royal octavo,good in original cloth, library stamp inside front covers and neat number on spine, illustrations, plates, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1963-72. Standard scholarly work. (Book ref. 12062)   £12.00
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WESKER (Arnold): As Much as I Dare, An Autobiography (1932-1959)
First Edition, 578pp royal octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Century, 1994. (Book ref. 13403)   £10.00
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WEBSTER (T. B. L.): Greek Theatre Production,
second edition, 214pp plus 24 plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Methuen, 1956. (Book ref. 14657)   £12.00
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THEATRE ART: International Exhibition of Theatre Art,
First Edition, January 16 - February 26 1934 at the Museum of Modern Art, small folio, a very good copy in original cloth, with numerous plates and illustrations, with a few tiny library stamps, New York, MOMA, 1934. (Book ref. 2168)   £22.00
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TERENCE; RITCHIE (William): The Plays of Terence, translated into Parallel English Metres,
First Edition thus, 363pp quarto, parallel Greek and English texts, with a few tiny library stamps, library withdrawal stamp on front endpaper, London, Bell, 1927. (Book ref. 2050)   £14.00
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SUMMERS (Montague): A Bibliography of the Restoration Drama.
One or two library marks, First Edition, 94pp 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Fortune Press, c.1960. (Book ref. 4601)   £12.00
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STRINDBERG (August): Letters to the Intimate Theatre,
translated and introduced by Walter Johnson, First Edition, 323pp tall octavo, very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, library stamp verso title, London, Owen, 1967. (Book ref. 12156)   £12.00
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STEELE (Richard); LOFTIS (John): Richard Steele's The Theatre 1720,
First Edition, 147pp tall octavo, a few library marks but title page clean, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1962. (Book ref. 14776)   £12.00
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SOUTHERN (Richard): The Medieval Theatre in the Round,
A study of the staging of The Castle of Perseverance and related matters, First Edition, 240pp tall octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, London, Faber, 1957. (Book ref. 14760)   £14.00
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SOUTHERN (Richard): The Medieval Theatre in the Round,
A study of the staging of The Castle of Perseverance and related matters, First Edition, 240pp tall octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, free front endpaper removed, London, Faber, 1957. (Book ref. 14667)   £20.00
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SLONIM (Marc): Russian Theater from the Empire to the Soviets,
First Edition, 354pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Methuen, 1963. (Book ref. 16389)   £10.00
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