Two works 8vo, stapled, both inscribed by the author, ‘with my compliments'.
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‘Shaw’s Advice to the Players of Major Barbara’, Reprinted from Theatre Survey, X, 1 (1969); and ‘Reflections on Shaw and Psychoanalysis’,
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BYRON’S FRIEND ADAPTS A PLAY BY JOHN FLETCHER KINNAIRD, Douglas.
The Merchant of Bruges; or, Beggar’s Bush. With considerable Alterations and Additions. Now performing, with universal Applause, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
First edition of the only literary work by the intimate friend and banker of Lord Byron, who dedicated Hebrew Melodies to him in 1815. The play was produced at Drury Lane where both served on the Committee, dedicated to Lady Caroline Lamb’s brother-in-law (who contributed three songs), and has a prologue and epilogue by John Cam Hobhouse.
TWENTY-TWO PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE DRAMAS BARTOLI, Adolfo.
Scenari inediti della Commedia dell’arte. Contributo alla storia del teatro popolare italiano.
Rare first edition, one of only 350 copies, of a foundational source for the study of Commedia dell’Arte. The exceptionally well-loved and widely-performed form of drama is the subject of the author’s pioneering study: he examines tropes, characters, plots, structures and lines of ‘scenarios’ (the plan around which actors would improvise) with punctual references to all the published repertoires, and, in the second part, gives the text of twenty-two previously unpublished scenarios, which he copies from the manuscript identified as Magliabechiano II, I, 80.