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: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2551333823
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2621193115
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 Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G067081234XI3N00
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G067081234XI5N01
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G067081234XI3N00
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G067081234XI4N00
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 Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 067081234X Good Condition. Gift inscription inside cover. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z067081234XZ3
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