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The World of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

Thu, Jul 13, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 199

Miscellaneous Group of Books on Acting from the Library of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

Estimate: $400 - $600
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Including: A Method to Their Madness, Foster Hirsch, W.W. Norton and Company, 1984, with signature by author; Directing the Play, Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy, editors, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1953 (first edition), with 'Paul Newman Moral Library Yale College' bookplate, inscription to Joanne on first page, and two Hotel Astor envelopes inside of book; An Actor Prepares, Constaintin Stanislavski, Theatre Art Books, 1981; Building a Character, Constantin Stanislavski, Theatre Art Books, 1979; The Actor's Eye, Morris Carnovsky, Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1984, with 'J+P Newman' bookplate; To the Actor on the Technique of Acting, Michael Chekhov, Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1953, with inscription on first page; Creating a Role, Constantin Stanislavski, Theatre Art Books, 1961; Respect for Acting, Uta Hagen, MacMillan Publishing Co., 1973; The Neighborhood Playhouse, Alice Lewisohn Crowley, Theatre Arts Books, 1959; Advice to the Players, Robert Lewis, Harper and Row, 1980; Method or Madness?, Robert Lewis, Samuel French Inc., 1958; Foreign Dialects, Lewis and Marguerite Shalett Herman, Theatre Art Books, 1943; The Southpaw, Mark Harris, The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc., 1953, with 'Paul Newman Moral Library Yale College' bookplate; The Poor Man's Guide to Europe, David Dodge, Random House, 1955, with inscription to Paul dated 1957; Theatre World, Daniel Blum, Greenberg, 1956, with 'Paul Newman Moral Library Yale College' bookplate; Candide or the Optimist, Voltaire, Headley Brothers, with inscription to Paul and Joanne; Reunion: A Self-Portrait of the Group Theatre, Helen Krich Chinoy, The Educational Theatre Journal; Candida and How He Lied to Her Husband, Bernard Shaw, Garland Publishing, 1981, with inscription to Joanne Woodward dated 1981; 


All with wear consistent with age and use.

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