Our current selection of Plays in print.

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"THE RAPE OF LUCRESE" by Thomas Heywood

Softcover Edition in original paperback covers, published by Charles Baldwyn, London in 1824. Dimensions: 19.5cm x 12.5cm approx.

An early 19th century re-print of this classic play, re-printed from the 5th edition originally published in 1638. This edition was printed in Baldwyn's "The Old English Drama" series. This example is in the original paper covers and would have been designed to be re-bound into hardcovers. A scarce edition.

106 pages.

Condition: Fair for a soft-cover book of this age. Spine covering very degraded which has led to the front cover, first title page and a few further pages becoming detached. Some wear/marking and rubbing to front and rear covers. Internal pages untrimmed and in good condition with slight yellowing to extreme edges. Binding a bit fragile. Really needs re-binding or restoring to make it a really nice copy.

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"LONESOME ROAD - Six Plays for the Negro Theatre" by Paul Green. 1926.

Hardcover First Edition in floral patterned hardcover with black cloth spine, published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York in 1926. Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting collection of six plays by Green with an introduction by Barrett H. Clark.

218 pages.

Condition: Fair. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to hardcovers which also have some shelf wear. Spine very slightly skewed and cracked at pages 14/15. Spine covering coming away from main block. Binding quite tight.

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Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by Macmillan & Co, London in 1878. Dimensions: 17.5cm x 12cm approx.

An extremely scarce first edition of this volume that "is an attempt to gather together from external and internal sources, such facts and such data as may enable us to ascertain, inductively and systematically, the Chronological Order of Shakespeare's Plays."

220 pages plus publishers advertisements.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to hardcovers. Spine craked at front hinge. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding quite tight.

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"THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON - A Comedy"  by J. M. Barrie.  1931.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1931 in their "Plays of J. M. Barrie" series.  Dimensions: 18.5cm x 13cm approx.

168 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good with some yellowing.

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Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth cover, published by Constable and Co, Ltd, London in 1931.  Dimensions: 25.5cm x 18cm approx.

A large and weighty volume containing all the plays of George Bernard Shaw.

1131 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking and fading to covers.   Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and covering starting to split. Internal pages good but a bit yellowed. Binding tight.

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"THE PRODIGAL - A PLAY IN VERSE"  by Richard Church.  1953.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers with original dustcover, published by Staples Press, London in 1953.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting play that was based on the life of Christopher Marlowe and written by another poet to celebrate the Coronaton Year, 1953, at Canterbury, Marlowe's birth place.

139 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking and fading to dustcover which is rather tatty around the edges. Cloth covers also have some wear/rubbing/fading. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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