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A Spring Song
MATHEW Ray
University of Queensland Australia 1961 
 Paperback 75 pp. Light wear on cover. Browning to page edges. Unread copy.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 34543  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Landor’s Imaginary Conversations
Cavenagh, F. A.
Oxford Uniiversity Press  1914 
12mo Hard Cover No Dustjacket 246 pp. Green cloth cover has wear on the edges. Browning to page edges. Inked out name inside front cover..   Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28221  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Dynasts - An Epic-Drama of the Napoleonic Wars
HARDY Thomas
Macmillan  1939 
12mo Hard Cover No Dustjacket 119 pp. Burgundy cloth cover has wear on the edges. Browning to page edges. Owners name on first page.  Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28222  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Three Plays - The Local Authority, Grand Magic, Filumena Marturano
De Filippo, Eduardo
ISBN: 0241895065
Hamilton, Adams & Co. Bedford, Virginia, U.S.A. 1976 First British Edition
8vo Hardcover with Dustjacket 246 pp. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges. Browning to page edges and endpapers. Copy appears unread.   Dustjacket Has Light Wear on t
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 34039  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Dry Lips Oughta Move
Highway, Thomas
ISBN: 0920079555
Fifth House Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1993 
 Paperback 134 pp. Browning to page edges. Copy appears unread.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 35525  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Rez Sisters: A Play in Two Acts
Highway, Tomson
ISBN: 092007944X
Fifth House Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1988 
 Paperback 118 pp. Browning to page edges. Copy appears unread.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 35522  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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J.M. Synge : Four Plays - A Selection of Critical Essays (Casebook Series)
SYNGE J. M. Edited By Ayling, Ronald
ISBN: 0333423844
Macmillan  1992 
 Paperback 232 pp. Ex Library copy. Page edges browning. Corners worn. The critics give belated recognition to Synge as an important modern playwright Ex-Library Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 02294  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Kullark: Home ; The Dreamers
Davis, Jack; Johnson, Eva; Walley, Richard; Maza Bob
ISBN: 0868190659
Currency Press Australia 1982 
 Paperback 146 pp. Browning to cover and page edges. Notes written on ten pages.  Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36287  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Dead White Males
Williamson, David
ISBN: 0868194433
Currency Pr Australia 2005 Reprint
12mo Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover 101pp. Postmodernism versus Liberal Humanism (2 acts, 4 men, 7 women). Small inscription in ff.  Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 050216  Bookseller: Book
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Huis Clos
Sartre, Jean Paul
ISBN: 0415040035
Routledge U. K. 1987 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Soft Cover 106 pages. Includes the full French text of the play, accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context. "Hui Clos" is arguably Sartre’s best play and has enjoyed Wide popularity since its first performance in Paris in 1944. Its success, not only in France, but also in many other countries, is to a great extent due to its dramatic qualities: anyone can appreciate the highly-charged atmosphere of this representation of hell. But "Hui Clos", perhaps more than any of his other plays, gives compelling expression to some of Sartre’s existentialist ideas. "Hui Clos" is reissued here with a new introduction in which Keith Gore situates the play in the context both of its time and of Sartre’s career. He focuses on the relationship between Sartre an existentialism and the drama, showing how Sartre’s views on the theatre. are consistent with his philosophy, and how "Hui Clos" may be seen as reflecting those views. One of the things that emerges from this reading of the play is the error of believing that Sartre intended it to show that ‘Hell is other people’. "Hui Clos", is also a French-language drama film from 1954, directed by Jacqueline Audry, written by Jean-Paul Sartre, and starring Jean-Marie Amato and Louis de Funes.  Very Good
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 052814  Bookseller: Book
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In Search of The Bodgie
Spears, Steve J.
ISBN: 0732225248
Collins Australia 1989 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Soft Cover 162 pages. In these anti-memoirs, Steve J. Spears takes us on a wild, larrikin ride from his favourite bar in Kings Cross to the family pub in South Australia, from suburban Sydney to seedy Bangkok and on to Tahiti. Spears meets Meryl Streep and Peter Cook, appears in Mad Max and attacks state parliament... Steve J. Spears (1951-2007) was an Australian playwright, actor, writer and singer. His most famous work was The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin. He was cited as one of Australia's most celebrated playwrights  Very Good
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 053301  Bookseller: Book
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Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer
Chatwin, G A F M
Oxford at the Clarendon Press UK 1961 Reprint
12mo Hard Cover A comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith. It about a wealthy countryman who arranges for his daughter to meet the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair would marry.This play is a favourite for study by English literature and theatre classes in Britain and the USA. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have an endured, and it is still often performed. It has been adapted into a film several times. It was first performed in London in 1773. Name in the first page.  Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 053786  Bookseller: Book
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Buzo, Alex
ISBN: 0207131570
Angus & Robertson Australia 1975 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Soft Cover 70 pages. Alex Buzo (1944-2006) was an Australian playwright and author. In 2005 he was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the UNSW for his contribution to Australian Literature. He wrote about 90 works.  Very Good
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 053686  Bookseller: Book
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The Department
Williamson, David
ISBN: 0868190225
Currency Pr Australia 1982 Reprint
12mo Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover 75 pages. A staff meeting in a College of Advanced Education dissects the workings of bureaucracy and the absurd politicking needed to support it (2 acts, 8 men, 2 women).  Very Good
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 052783  Bookseller: Book
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Gwen in Purgatory
Murphy, Tommy
ISBN: 9780868198705
Currency Pr Australia 2010 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Soft Cover 63 pages. Gwen is 90. She woke up this morning to discover that purgatory is sitting alone in a new house in a new subdivision on the edge of town, trying to work out if the remote in her hand operates the air-con or the fan-forced oven. But then her grandson turns up, and Father Ezekiel, a priest from Nigeria, arrives to bless the house, and the beginning of the end starts to look up. When more of Gwen's kids arrive, each with their own motives and demons, this family of ordinary souls must battle to keep faith, both with Gwen and with each other.  Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 051844  Bookseller: Book
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Ideas for Drama (Springboards
Miller, Joan
ISBN: 017005201X
Thomas Nelson Australia 1981 Reprint
12mo Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover 100 pages including b/w illustrations. This is a pure 'ideas' book. It contains hundreds of language activity ideas. They can mainly be identi?ed as ‘Drama' or ‘Spoken Language’, but sometimes the activities are unmistakably Mathematics, Science, Art, Physical Education or Music. They all involve children in thinking and planning and testing out dnd tdlking dnd shoring dnd working with others. They call upon the skills that children have to solve challenges and problems. Through drama [children] can explore their feelings, lessen their fears and come to understand the problems of others. Covered in adhesive transparent plastic. Stamp and inscription in the inside front cover.  Good
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 053397  Bookseller: Book
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Five Plays for Radio: Nightmares of the Old Obscenity Master and Other Plays
Sykes, Alrene
ISBN: 086937043X
Currency Press Sydney Australia 1975 
 Paperback 148 pp. Browning to page edges. Owners name on first page. Copy appears unread.  Near Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18796  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Five More - One -Act Plays
SCOTT Eric
ISBN: 0-582-80111-7
Longman Cheshire Australia 1993 
 Paperback 162 pp. Light wear on the edges. Browning to page edges. Unread copy. A collection of one-act plays for teenagers.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 07166  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Play Begins - Ten Short Plays
MORAN H. T.
ISBN: 0701503319
Cheshire Australia 1971 
 Paperback 142 pp. Light wear on cover. Browning to page edges. Dealers stamp on first page. Pin hole mark on first few pages. Copy appears unread. Plays intended for First Form Secondary School students.  Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36308  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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On with the Play Book Two (Book 2)
Grayson M. H. and Haine H. E. (Editors)
ISBN: 0701601752
John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited Milton, QLD, Australia 1981 
 Paperback 146 pp. A few marks on rear cover. Browning to page edges. Unread copy.  Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36309  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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And the Big Men Fly
Hopgood, Alan
ISBN: 0858590107
Heinemann Educational Australia  1969 
 Trade Paperback 100 pp. Cover darkened . Browning to page edges.   Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36307  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Get Your Act Together: The Actor’s Advisory Manual
Roberts, Denise
ISBN: 186287171X
Federation Press Australia 1995 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover vii + 110 indexed pages. Many have the desire to act but few know about the 'business' of acting. In Get Your Act Together, professional actor Denise Roberts tells you all about how to organise your acting career, from training and auditions, to getting an agent and publicity. She shares her experiences to help aspiring actors and extras save time, money and disappointment on the road to success. Table of Contents: So you want to be an actor! You and your training You and your agent You and your biography You and your photographs You and your presentation You and the casting consultant You and the audition You and the job You and the script You and publicity So your child wants to be an actor So you want to be an extra Act now! Further reading/ Index  Good
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 053917  Bookseller: Book
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Taste of Shakespeare
Hamilton, Elaine; Livingston, John
ISBN: 0582688159
Longman Australia 1982 Reprint
12mo Pictorial Soft Cover xx + 87 pages. As the title implies, this book is meant as an introduction to the works and world of William Shakespeare. The plays from which extracts have been chosen are those that tradition has judged as being most suitable for study by secondary school students. They include tragedies, comedies and histories. The book has two main purposes. For those grades and classes which would ?nd the study or reading of a complete play beyond their abilities or too time-consuming in terms of other curriculum commitments, this selection aims at providing at least a ‘taste’ of Shakespeare’s genius, a brief acquaintance with the themes of some of his better known plays and speeches, and some insight into the lasting effect he has had on our language. A second purpose is to assist in decision making for those classes which are going to study a Shakespearean play and have the freedom to make their own choice. This brief introduction could help the class itself become involved in that decision making and so approach the play more readily. Hopefully, the book may also revive old memories for adults who read the plays in their school days. For secondary school students. Ex-library book covered in adhesive transparent plastic.  Good
Price: 10.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 053950  Bookseller: Book
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Look at Everything Twice, for Me: A Dramatic Poem
Sherborne, Craig
ISBN: 0868196002
Currency Pr Australia 1999 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover 46 pages including b/w illustrations. Heather has been the recipient of a heart transplant and now she has a fierce desire to know the identity of the organ donor. Just when it appears that her quest may be over, an intensely confronting and disturbing scenario presents itself. This book identifies the complex moral and emotional issues of organ transplant in a dramatic, yet compassionate text from a writer capable of merging the poetic with the theatrical. CRAIG SHERBORNE is a Melbourne-based poet and playwright. His writings have won a number of awards including the "Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award " for his 1991 stage play, "The Ones Out of Town", and the "Ian Reed Foundation Award for Radio Writing" for his radio play, Table Leg. His poetry has been widely published in Australia and overseas, with his collection, Bullion, short listed for the Anne Elder Awards. LA MAMA THEATRE was established in 1967 to nurture new Australian theatre and has played an important role in the development of the Australian dramatic voice. It has been committed to a diversity of artistic approach, to innovation and to exploring minority as well as general concerns. A vital space and prolific production house, La Mama has given initial exposure to a large number of playwrights, directors, actors, technicians as well as poets, musicians, performance artists and experimental film makers. Ex lib.  Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 053953  Bookseller: Book
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Macbeth, William Shakespeare: York Notes Advanced
Macrae, Alasdair D. F.
ISBN: 0582424739
Longman UK 2001 1st Edition
12mo Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover 120 pages. York Notes Advanced help to make the study of literature more fulfilling and lead to exam success. They will also be of interest to the general reader, as they cover the widest range of popular literature titles.  Good
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 054062  Bookseller: Book
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On with the Play Book One (Bk. 1)
Edited By M.H. Grayson and H. E. Haine
ISBN: 0701601744
Jacaranda Wiley, Limited Milton, QLD, Australia 1968 
 Paperback 104 pp. Browning to page edges. Unread copy.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36373  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Conflicting Generations - Five Television Plays
Marland, Michael
ISBN: 0582233720
Longman  1973 
 Paperback 219 pp. Yellowing to page edges. Title page has been removed. Unread copy.  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12987  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Beginners, Please! One-Act Plays for Schools
THIELE and BRANSON Greg (Compiled by)
Rigby Limited Adelaide Australia 1964 First Edition
 Paperback 159 pp. Unread copy.  Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36508  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Drama in Action for Secondary Schools Book 1
Roennfeldt, M. J.
Thomas Nelson Australia 1965 
 Paperback 172 pp. Cover has darkened. Brownning to page edges. Copy appers to be unused.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36532  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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Workplays - School-to-Work Transition Drama for Secondary Students
Edwards, Hazel; McGrath, Helen
ISBN: 0582665566
Longman Cheshire Australia 1985 
 Paperback 110 pp. Cover has light wear on the edges. Browning to page edges. Owners name on first page. Copy appears unused.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36535  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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