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1966. Barry, Mr: Farewell Address spoken by Mr Barry of The Queens Royal Theatre Dublin on Wednesday 15th December 1858.

Dublin: S.G. Downes, 53 Bishop Street,1858. 8pp. Mr Barry, who was "liberally responded to by his Brethren of the Independent Order of Oddfellows of the Dublin District, .... in consequence of declining health, is compelled to resign his professional duties". A nice, if fragile, piece of early Dublin theatre ephemera. Worn, and professionally repaired at some time, but in reasonable condition. 15.00


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


15874. Bruford, Rose: Teaching Mime.

London: Methuen, 1966. Reprinted with corrections. 235 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. A practical textbook. Yellow-blocked neutral boads, in a vg dustwrapper. Former owner's signature on ffep, o/w good. 10.00


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


17970. Cornwallis-West, Mrs, editor.: 1616-1916 Shakespeare Memorial Souvenir of the Shakespeare Ball.

London: Published for the Shakespeare Ball Committee by Frederick Warne & Co., 1916. A Souvenir of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, held at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday June 20, 1911. 43.5 x 29 cm. 49 + (1) pp.+ 49 leaves of tissue-guarded plates. Illustrations of participants in costume, and many other illustrations as plates and drawings within the text. Most are monochrome but some are in colour. Gold-blocked yapp-style vellum-covered boards. Watered-silk endpapers. The silk ties are gone. "Saml. A.M.Bulloch" neatly written on half-title.The boards are quite dusty and age-discoloured, but otherwise the book is in very good condition. A really sumptious production. This was obviously a highlight of The Season, held two days before the Coronation. Everyone was at the Ball as a Shakespearean character. Costumes were the real thing. Bling beyond bling. Aristocrats played their ancestors in many cases. The Royal Albert Hall was decorated by Lutyens. The Ball was to raise funds for a National Shakespeare Theatre and did contribute 10,000 (1million in today's values). Essays by G.B. Shaw, G.K. Chesterton, Anthony Hope, Gollanz etc. One describes the men "as too self conscious to be gay." Another Ball was planned for the tercentenary year of 1916 but of course many of the "self conscious" men listed and photographed would be lost in the hell of Flanders Fields. So incredibly poignant, a vanished world at the edge of the precipice. This is a scarce title. It is also very large and heavy, and overseas shipping will require extra postage. Unpackaged weight 2,700g. 195.00


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


5531. Grand Opera House: Grand Opera House Belfast Programmes

Belfast: 1942, 1943, 1946. 25.5 by 11.5 cms. folded light paper production. A collection of nine wartime programmes, cast list, advertising, illustration of Opera House in roundel on covers. Most for The Savoy Players. Includes, Charley's Aunt, Springtime for Henry, Dear Brutus, Maria Marten, Easy Virtue, Marry at Leisure,etc. Condition ranges from good to worn. The surprise is that they survived at all. All but one are from 1942/43. 10.00


12143. Grand Opera House Belfast: Grand Opera House Belfast Souvenir 1895-1945.

Belfast: Grand Opera House Belfast, 1945. 18pp. 23 x 16.5 cm. Fascinating photographs include The Old Theatre Royal, management, and players. Pictorial cover, with yellow ribbon to spine. A scarce item. . 55.00


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


14745. Macleod, Joseph: Actors Across the Volga. A Study of the 19th Century Russian Theatre and of Soviet Theatres of War.

London: George Allen and Unwin.first ed. 1946. 359 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper. Spine faded and a little browned. An interesting study. 10.00


9558. Macqueen-Pope, W: Theatre Royal Drury Lane Late Night Theatre.

London: 9th July 1951. A history and programme of a performance at the theatre for the Newspapers Propieters Association. 23 by 13 cms. 28 pp. illustrated, lovely coloured decorative covers.The author was official historian of the Theatre. The programme is bound in with similar decorative covers. It had, an overture, Prologue spoken by Sybil Thorndyke, Excerpts from the Gondoliers by the D'oyly Carte Opera Co., Excerpt from School for Scandal introduced by Laurence Olivier, Pat Kirkwood, Excerpt from The Admirable Crichton, introduced by Ralph Richardson, the Palladium Girls, Tommy Trinder, Excerpts from Novello's Kings Rhapsody, Excerpts from Man and Superman, Twelth Night, Happy and Glorious, the Kensington Girls, Beatrice Lillie, and Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in the grand pas de deux from the ballet Don Quixote, the toast from Cavalcade by Noel Coward. Must have been a great evening. 15.00


13090. Mateer, James: A Life on the Open Road.

Bangor: Edyplus Publications 1996. 231 pp. illustrated, softcovers,a pencil inscription on title page otherwise in very good condition almost as new. The story of a group of travelling actors, The Broadway Players, in the north of Ireland in the interwar period. "A fascinating account of a lost theatrical genre. An evocative story of a forgotten way of life." 8.00


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


5507. Muirhead, D. and Harrison, G. editors: The RADA Magazine No 1 May, 1939.

London: RADA 1939. 25 by 19 cms. 24 pp. card covers, some spotting otherwise good. Articles include, The Theatre 1939 by Rona Laurie, "If" at the RADA by Jean Knight, the Italian Theatre by Gary Garrick, Ballet in England by Margaret Fulcher and a one page comic feature, Rehearsal, by John Hewitt. Rehearsal. This was the first issue and since 1939 was a particularly bad time to start a College magazine in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art we have not established that there was another issue before the start of War in September 1939. 20.00


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. 55.00


13526. Short, Ernest: Theatrical Cavalcade.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1942. First edition224 pp. illustrated, brown boards, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. A history of British theatre from irving to the 1930's. Good illustrations 10.00


3834. Stewart, Hal D: Stagecraft - From the Stage Director's Point of View

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1949 Theatre and Stage Series. xvii + 237 pp, 22 x 14 cm, good in sunned boards. 120 illustrations by W Stanley Moore. Foreward by Norman Marshall. 18.00


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


4071. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 32.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1905. Vol. 5 No. 32 March 1905. 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the musical play, The Talk of the Town, at the Lyric Theatre, pp. 105 - 132 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. 2 musical numbers printed. Paper covers. In very good condition. The coloured cover photograph is of Miss Agnes Fraser. Music by Herbert E Haines with additional numbers by Hamish McCunn and Evelyn Baker. 10.00


4072. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 35.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1905. Vol. 6 No. 35 June 1905. 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the operetta, The Little Michus, Les P'tites Michus, by Andre Messager, at Dalys Theatre, pp. 29-56 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. 2 musical numbers printed. Includes the separate supplement page. Paper covers. In good condition except that page 49 is missing and thus page 35 is detatched. The coloured cover photograph is of Miss Mabel Green and Miss Adrienne Augarde. Music by A. Messager. 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


4075. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 63.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1907. Vol. 10 No. 63 October 1907. 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the play, The Gay Gordons at The Aldwych Theatre. pp. 137-162 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. Paper covers. In good condition. The large coloured cover photograph is of Miss Ellaline Terris and Mr Seymour Hicks. 10.00


4064. The Play Pictorial: The Play Pictorial No 8.

London: The Play Pictorial, 1903. An Illustrated Monthly Journal. (Vol. 2 No. 8 March 1903). 29.5 by 22 cms. Theatre Magazine. This issue is devoted to the London production of the musical play, A Country Girl, at Dalys Theatre, Jan 18th 1902. pp. 285-319 + advertising. Illustrations of the production, the cast and sets. Cover with a tear, no loss. The cover photograph is of Mr Huntly Wright and Miss Olive Morrel. The music is by the once renowned Lionel Monckton. 10.00


4111. The Playgoer and Society Illustrated: The Playgoer and Society Illustrated.

London: The Playgoer and Society Illustrated, 1912. Vol. VII No. 38 Nov.-Dec. 1912. A theatre magazine, 25 by 21 cms. pp. 29-56 + advertising pages. Illustrated with photographs of the Play by Graham Moffat, A Scrape of the Pen at the Comedy Theatre Sept. 4th 1912.Includes a coloured insert page of Mr and Mrs Graham Moffat in a scene from the play. One page has 2 photos of a special charity matinee with a guest appearance by Mr Harry Lauder. In very good condition. 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


4774. Wischhusen, Stephen, editor: The Hour of One, Six Gothic Melodramas.

London: Gordon Fraser 1975. 15.5 by 21.5 cms, 173pp, illustrated. Containing, The Castle Spectre, by Monk Lewis, A Tale of Mystery, by Holcroft, The Vampire, by Planche, Frankenstein, by Milner, The Devil's Elixer, and The Flying Dutchman, by Fitz-Ball. Contemporary illustrations. Owners inscription on ffep. This is a beautifully produced book. 15.00

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