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19391. Abbey Theatre: Book of Days.

Dublin: Abbey Theatre, 2003. Published to celebrate the centenary of the leading Dublin theatre. Unpaginated ( 312 pp.) 29.5 x 15 cm. Profusely illustrated, in colour and b&w. Plain silver boards, in a dw. The book is in very good condition. The dustwrapper is very worn. 25.00


6379. Blair, S. Alexander: The Golden Years The Story of Ballymoney Drama Festival.

Ballymoney. published by the Committee of Ballymoney Drama Festival to celebrate its Golden Jubilee 1989. 21 by 15 cms. 65 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. A splendid history of this very important and ever popular drama festival. 15.00


12787. Byrne, Ophelia: The Stage in Ulster from the Eighteenth Century Selected from the Theatre Archive of the Linen Hall Library.

Belfast: The Linen Hall Library, 1997. 99 pp. 21 x 15cm. Illustrated. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. A very useful survey. 10.00


15765. Doherty, Brian: Not Bloody Likely The Shaw Festival: 1962-1973.

Canada: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1974. 159 pp. 26 x 26 cm. Terrific photos of casts and productions from this Ontario Theatre Festival and Company. Gold-blocked neutral boards, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 15.00


16690. Hogan, Robert and Michael J. O'Neill: Joseph Holloway's Irish Theatre.

Dixon, California: Proscenium Press, 1968-1970. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Volume One, 1926-1931, 88 pp. Volume Two, 1932-37, 85 pp. Volume Three, 1938-44, 110 pp. Holloway from the 1880s until his death in 1944 attended practically every first night in Dublin. He kept a journal which reached a total of 221 manuscript volumes. These three volumes have been mined from the journal and cover part of the later history of the Abbey Theatre, etc. Wonderfully gossipy and readable. He was architect to the Abbey, and saw and knew everybody in Dublin literary and theatrical circles. Plain card covers in pictorial dustwrappers. Slight wear to the top of the dw of volume 3, otherwise very good. A scarce set. 95.00


19920. McDowell, Jim: Beyond The Footlights A History of Belfast Music Halls annd Early Theatre.

Dublin: Nonsuch 2007. 23.5 x 16.5 cm.127 pp. illustrated, in very good condition, almost as new. A great study, lots of memories, great illustrations. 10.00


18264. Moynet, MJ: L'Envers Du Theatre Machines et Decorations.

Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1874. Deuxieme edition. 292 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Illustre de 60 vignettes sur bois par l'auteur. Gold blocked brown boards. The rear endpaper has an old written list of Technologie Theatrale, with English translation of the meaning, e.g. "Manger les cotelettes" - to obtain a triumph & gain applause. Minor light spotting in places, and wear to upper spine extremity, otherwise in good condition. 25.00


357. Raymond, G: The Life and Enterprises of Robert William Ellison, Comedian.

London: G.Routledge and Co. 1857. xiv+416 pp. Three engravings by G. Cruikshank and two engravings by Phiz, half leather and marbled boards, gilt spine lining and titling, some wear and rubbing, internally tight and bright, in very good condition. 25.00


4065. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 10.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1903. An Illustrated Monthly Journal. (Vol. 2 No. 10 May 1903). 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the musical play, A Princess of Kensington, at the Savoy Theatre, Jan 22nd 1903. pp. 361-400 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets.In very good condition. The cover photograph is of Miss Agnes Fraser. The music is by Edward German. 10.00


4066. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 12.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1903. An Illustrated Monthly Journal. (Vol. 2 No. 12 July 1903). 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the play, The Clandestine Marriage, at the Haymarket Theatre, Mar to June 1903. pp. 441-476 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. In very good condition. The striking orange cover photograph is of Miss Beatrice Ferrar. 10.00


4108. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 130.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1913. Vol. 22 No. 130 May 1913. 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine.This issue is devoted to the London production of the play, Oh Oh Delphine, at The Shaftesbury Theatre. pp. 1-20 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. Paper covers. In good condition. The large coloured cover photograph is of Miss Iris Hoey 10.00


4067. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 14.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1903. An Illustrated Monthly Journal (Vol. 3 No. 14 September 1903) 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the musical play, The Medal and the Maid, at the Lyric Theatre, Aug 15th 1903. pp. 27-54 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. 4 musical numbers printed including Katie had a Kodak. In very good condition. The cover photograph is of Miss Ada Reeve. Music by Sidney Jones. 10.00


4063. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 6.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1903. An Illustrated Journal. (Vol. 1 No. 6 March 1903). Second edition. 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the play Monsieur Beaucaire, at the Comedy Theatre, Oct. 25th 1902. pp. 201-240 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. Cover with some wear. The cover photograph is of Mr Lewis Waller.There were several editions of many of these magazines which complicates publication dates. 10.00


8378. Winslow, Mervyn W.: The Enniskillen Dramatic Society 1928-1993.

Enniskillen: 1993. 29.5 by 20.5 cms. 108 pp. illustrated, laminated card covers, in very good condition. A lovingly produced history of this Fermanagh Dramatic Society, with details of all their productions, cast lists, photos etc, great local memorabilia. 12.00

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