VINTAGE THEATRE EDITIONS

Collectors items. The rare and the beautiful. 





THE BLUE BIRD

by Maurice Maeterlinck

Beautiful edition from 1912, translated by Alexander Teixeira de Matos, lavishly illustrated by F. Cayley Robinson.

A play for children first published as L’Oiseau bleu in 1908.
In a fairy-tale-like setting, Tyltyl and Mytyl, the son and daughter of a poor woodcutter, are sent out by the Fairy Bérylune to search the world for the Blue Bird of Happines.

Methuen and Co.




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AS TIME GOES BY,

BLACK PIECES

Mustapha Matura

Rare edition of these remarcable plays, the first to deal with the lives of West Indians living in Britain

First edition from 1972
Calder Publications








EQUUS


Peter Shaffer

First edition from 1975

Andre Deutsch





THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA


Tennessee Williams

First edition from 1961

Secker & Warburg, London


PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT


Tennessee Williams

First edition from 1960

Secker & Warburg, London


THE ACTOR’S WAYS AND MEANS


by Michael Redgrave

1956 edition

Heinemann London










THE COLLECTED PLAYS OF JOHN WHITING


VOL. 1 AND 2

Rare first edition (1969) Edited and with comments by Ronald Hayman. 

John Whiting was an avant-garde author, highly controvesial in his lifetime. 
With his free style he paved the way for other authors like Beckett and Pinter.

Heinemann London








CELESTINA

or The tragi-comedy of Calixto and Melibea

Edition c 1910 of the first know theatre play in the Spanish Language.
Translated by James Mabbe.

Routledge




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SALESMAN IN BEIJING


Arthur Miller

First edition from 1984, signed by the author, with picture by Inge Morath.

Methuen






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A  vintage Collection of plays by Harold Pinter, with some first and early editions




BETRAYAL


Harold Pinter

First edition from 1978

Methuen


A NIGHT OUT


Harold Pinter

Samuel French

early edition, from 1961


THE HOTHOUSE


Harold Pinter

First edition from 1980

Methuen






OLD TIMES


Harold Pinter

First edition, 1971

Methuen.


LANDSCAPE
SILENCE


Harold Pinter

First American edition by Grove Press, 1970


A SELECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS ON HAROLD PINTER’S PLAYS


With contributions by Peter Hall, Ruby Cohn, John Arden among others.

First edition from 198 by Macmillan







ONE FOR THE ROAD


Harold Pinter

Early Methuen edition from 1985, with original production pictures by Ivan Kyncl.


COLLECTED SCREENPLAYS COLLECTION Vol 1 and 3


Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber





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Great titles to research on the life of actors and theatre companies during the Victorian Era.





THE KEELEYS ON THE STAGE AND AT HOME


Walter Goodman

Edition from 1895




FIFTY YEARS OF AN ACTOR’S LIFE Volume 2


John Coleman

Edition from 1904



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THE LIFE OF NOEL COWARD


Cole Lesley

Published by Jonathon Cape, London (1976)  1st Edition.

SIGNED and inscribed by Sheila Hancock.   Very unique and personalised volume. 





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