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Scharf, Walter Accompanied By Freedland, Michael
Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. 231pp.
Vallentine Mitchell, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0853032211
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Inventory #23074
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Lewenstein, Oscar
Nick Hern Books, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1854591711
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Inventory #19889
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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From the 1920s to the 1940s, there was a diverse flowering of amateur theatres in Adelaide which were experimental, creatively inventive and ahead of their times. Other Australian capital cities had their own Little Theatres during this period, but some of the Adelaide theatres were unique in anticipating later creative theatre movements, including overseas ones. These Little Theatres helped to form the basis of Adelaide's reputation as 'the city of culture' and also laid the groundwork for the later development of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Certainly the subsequent landscapes of the Australian theatre scene would have been very different without Adelaide's Little Theatres of the 1920s to 1940s. 240pp.
Currency Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0868197505
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Inventory #11998
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Garebian, Keith
Christopher Newton has placed the Shaw Festival firmly on the map world-class theatre. His best Shavian productions are revolutionary re-interpretations of plays that are normally treated as Edwardian period pieces or didactic entertainments. In this first full-length study of Newton, critic Keith Garebian shows how the pairing of Shaw and Newton, that once seemed 'not bloody likely' has become one of the most exciting enterprises in Canadian theatre, with startling results. The book begins with a biographical section that sketches some of the most pervasive influences on Newton's artistic sensibility, and suggests what has particularly inspired his ever-growing fascination with Shaw. Successive chapters document Newton's concept of Shaw as a surrealist, and contain detailed descriptions of productions at Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1980-1990. Among other things, readers are shown a Caesar and Cleopatra set in a Shadow Box; Heartbreak House as a dream-play of the night and anarchy; Major Barbara as a double quest; You Never Can Tell as part comic romance, part farcical metaphor; the metatheatrical suggestions of Man and Super-man; and, a Misalliance as metaphor of a convulsive new age. As Garebian shows, Newton's approach for all its paradoxes, succeeds in making George Bernard Shaw our dynamic contemporary. 164pp. N.B. Slight mark to bottom edge of front cover.
Mosaic Press, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889625085
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Inventory #27470
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Willett, John
Small dent to base of front board.224pp.
Holmes & Meier Publishers Inc.,U.S., 1979, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0841905010
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Inventory #16024
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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