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1 Andringa, Mel and F. John Herbert Camillo
Iowa City, IA The Drawing Legion 1982 First Edition Stiff Wraps in Paper Jacket Fine Near-Fine Book 
24-page "record" of this piece of performance devised by Andringa and Herbert and loosely based on Camillo's memory theatre. The pages are primarily visual--drawings by Durer, Palladio, Rejlander, a photograph of the two authors--plus meaningful quotes. One illustration has the "cherry" sticker applied. In Fine condition in stiff wraps with a printed overwrapper--this has a slight crease to the lower front corner. Unusual to find documentation of Andringa's performances, especially in this condition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Appel, Karel and Paul Jenkins Karel Appel / Paul Jenkins [1987]
Paris Theatre National Opera De Paris 1987 First Edition Stiff Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
A double catalogue for an exhibition of the work of Appel and Jenkins for L'Opera in theatre pieces each produced using dancers and music. Appel worked with choreographer Min Tanaka on "Peut-on Danser le Paysage?" and Jenkins with designer Simone Benmussa on "Le Prisme du Chaman". Photographs in color and black and white of the pieces being performed. Near-Fine in stiff wraps with light wear and taped label to spine--not an ex-library copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Hobbs, William Stage Fight
New York Theatre Arts Books 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 
Foreword by Sir Larry (Olivier). Full of examples and illustrations of the choreographic quality of stage fighting. Ex-library hardcover copy in jacket is Very Good: spine of jacket slightly faded, library stamping and pocket to rear endpaper, protective jacket secured with yellowed tape (tsk, tsk). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Kuitca, Guillermo Guillermo Kuitca: Stage Fright
New York Sperone Westwater Gallery 2007 First Edition Boards Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
80-page catalogue for an exhibition held September 19-November 1, 2007, at the Schwartz GalleryMet, Metropolitan Opera, illustrated with color plates of Kuitca's take on auditoria, including his "32 Seating Plans" and more. Fine in cream boards without dust jacket as issued and lacking the overprinted white belly band. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Mancini, Andrea Baj Scenologia
Pisa TRA ART 2004 First Edition Folded Illustrated Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Maurizio Buscarino [photographer] 
96-page catalogue for theatre and music events held in 2004-5 in Tuscany, with text in Italian, and wonderfully funny theatrical photographs by Maurizio Buscarino. Fine in folded illlustrated stiff wraps. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Monk, Meredith Juice: A Theatre Cantata in Three Installments
New York The House 1969 First Edition Printer Wrapper Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
The installments were performed at the Guggenheim (November 7 at 7 and 9:30 PM), the Minor Latham Playhouse (November 29, 30, and December 1 at 7 and 10 PM), and The House (December 7, continuous from 5:30 PM to midnight). This remarkable survival of the early work of a master of performance arts consists of 8 mimeographed pages stapled between two cover sheets: red covers, with a graphic/pictorial title on the front, and blank on the rear. Inside, a page of credits for the production, the contributors, and the sponsors; pages 2 through 7 describe what was supposed to happen in each installment in words and diagrams; and a final page dedicating the production to Janet Zalamea, who "began the violin score" and died, apparently, before the production was realized. Not only is this material in near-Fine condition, with very little wear at all, it is perhaps unique because page 2 is duplicated (the "extra" page does not quite line up, so has received more wear to the edges than the other pages). In all, a historical, wonderful piece of documentation. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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7 Noy, Frederic [photographs] Madame Butterfly
Paris Editions Plume 1995 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Signed by Photographer
Text, in French, is that of Mitterrand's film of Madam Butterfly, with a special section of Noy's black and white photographs of the production process. From the personal library of photographer Ralph Gibson with his own stamp. Inscribed to Gibson and signed by Noy (in English and Chinese characters) to first free endpaper. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Rapson, Ralph [designer] Design Quarterly 58: Architecture for the Stage: Tyrone Guthrie Theatre
Minneapolis MN Walker Art Center 1963 First Edition Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
A celebration of the Guthrie Theatre, with introductions by Guthrie himself and Rapson, the architect. Illustrated with black and white photographs, plans, and elevations. Fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Skrebneski, Victor Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Twenty-Five Years of an Actor's Theatre
Naperville, Illinois Sourcebooks, Inc. 2000 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Don Delillo, Sam Shepard, and Kurt Vonnegut, among others, contributed words, and there are some archival production photographs of Steppenwolf at work, but the true glory of this book is the portraits Skrebneski made of the founding members---not just one each, posed, but several of each actor in movement. Backed up with details of the Theatre's history as well, so a useful resource. They STILL have faces! Fine hardcover binding in Fine dust jacket covered in Mylar. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Sullivan, Catherine Catherine Sullivan and Co.: Film and Theater Works 2002-2004
Zurich JRP/Ringier 2006 First Edition Paper in Dust Jacket Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
190-page catalogue published to accompany exhibitions at the Aachen Kunstverein, the Kunstverein branschweig, and the Kunstalle Zurich in 2004-5, with text in German and English, and illustrated with dozens of stills from various works, sketches, and production notes. A comprehensive resource on this artist and her colleagues. This copy withdrawn from a museum library, with stamps to first and last pages, taped spine label, and card pocket inside rear cover. Otherwise, near-Fine paper binding in lightly worn printed dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Various Japanese No Drama Costumes and Priest Robes
Providence RI RISD Art Museum 1937 First Edition Paper in Paper Fair Very Good Book 
Catalogue for the opening exhibition of the Lucy T. Aldrich Collection, with 16 pages of detailed catalogue descriptions and 22 black and white plates. Very Good condition, printed on paper made in Japan, in Very Good textured rice-paper covers with moderate wear to soft edges and corners; bound with silk cord. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Various The Drama Review [June 1980] Women and Performance Issue
NYU School of the Arts 1980 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
Vol. 24, no. 2, June 1980. This issue notable-in the current context-for about article about creating a women's theatre, a profile of Laurie Anderson and her script for "Americans on the Move, Parts I and 2", a review of Yvonne Rainer's "Journeys from Berlin/1971", and Ellen Stewart on La Mama. 126 pages plus advertising. In Fine condition in stiff wraps. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Young, Agnes Brooks Stage Costuming
New York Macmillan 1927 First Edition Boards Very Good Lacking the Dust Jacket Book 
Young was the Costume Director of the Cleveland Playhouse, and has illustrated this text herself with line drawings. There are also four half-tones, including one of Ruth Page in "Dance of a Marionette" and another of Eva Le Gallienne in "La Locandiera". Very Good in boards with tight spine, faded lettering to spine covering, and light wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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