1st Printing. Signed. 253 pages. Published in 1986. Landmark collection of essays on subject. One of the greatest books on theatre ever written in our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Miller's "Subsequent Performances". Reflections on his lifelong engagement with theatre. "Theater and opera director, physician, TV host of 'The Body in Question', Miller here ruminates on the process of staging classics in the theater. Focusing on his own productions of Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Mozart, he examines the resonances that a play or opera presents to later generations of theatergoers, the period of its 'afterlife', and defends the controversial directorial approach that transposes Shakespeare to other periods. The author's explications of sometimes unorthodox stagings never seem arbitrary and are often brilliantly incisive. His erudition is impressive. To buttress his interpretations, he draws on history, anthropology, psychoanalytic theory, and art history. Miller's advocacy for the virtues of live theater is passionate. Indeed, he too easily dismisses film and television as expressive media. A text that has much to say as well as show about the director's art" (Publishers Weekly). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Miller and performing arts/theatre collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Jonathan Miller. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great book on theatre and the performing arts. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have serious flaws or are remainder-marked. A rare signed copy thus. 90 illustrations, color and black-and-white, including reproductions of paintings cited in the text as well as photographs from the stagings of the plays. One of the greatest artist/thinkers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN MILLER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 067081234X. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: SUBSEQUENT PERFORMANCES - Rare Fine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G067081234XI5N01
Book Description Viking Adult, 1986. Book Condition: Good. First American Edition. N/A. Instructor's Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP76707219
Book Description Viking, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Minimal library markings. Light edgewear. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 005099
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 067081234X X-library in almost like new condition. Clean, bright, tight unmarked text pages. Minimal library markings. Two sets external & none on text pages. Mylar jacket protects 'Like new' DJ & Cover. Ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 1144737
Book Description Viking Adult, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, Ex-library book with minimum amount of wear. Same day shipping. Thank you. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000044675
Book Description Viking, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Photographs (illustrator). First American Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Price clipped from jacket's flap. Bookseller Inventory # 0811023
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 067081234X Good Condition. Gift inscription inside cover. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z067081234XZ3
Book Description Viking Penguin Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. Draws on personal experience as a theater, opera, & TV director to examine the "afterlife" of a dramatic work of art that has "outlasted its creator & when time begins to impose awkward problems of re-creation & interpretation." FIRST AMERICAN EDITION in 253 pages with illustrations throughout. Oversized hardcover with black matte cloth-covered boards is Near Fine: completely clean, binding tight & square, pages mildly tanned around all edges. NO writing/underlining/highlighting. NOT ex-lib or remainder. Flaw: scratch to front cover. Unclipped DJ is VG, with a slight dampstain to bottom front corner & foot of spine & slight overall yellowing to white areas. Beautifully protected in new archival mylar cover. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books 2013. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by Noon (Pacific); else next day (except Sundays & holidays). Bookseller Inventory # 009407
Book Description Viking Adult, 1986. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_067081234X
Book Description Viking Press, NY, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 1st U.S. ed. 253pp. B&W illus. Index. NF hardback, light spotting to top-edge/VG+ DJ, slight fading to spine, very minor edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # 13248