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(PAVLOVA, Anna.) Theatre bill for a fund-raising matinee at the Palace Theatre.
London : 1935A rare theatre bill for a fund-raising performance at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on Thursday 21 February 1935; the fund had been established to erect a memorial to Anna Pavlova in Regents Park. The performers included Tilly Losch, Larry Adler, Alicia Markova, Robert Helpman, and Anton Dolin.
Sir Edwin Lutyens, Sir William Rothenstein,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 115100
DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
London : 1845A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour. The invitation card - in effect a ticket to the performance - carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 143142
PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed to his lifelong friend, actor Monty Woolley.
Los Angeles : A very appealing, amusing, and warm autograph letter entirely in pencil and signed familiarly "Potah", to Porter's lifelong friend and Yale classmate, the actor Monty Woolley (1888-1963). Porter writes to Woolley at the Shubert Theatre, Boston, to congratulate him on the successful tryouts of the new Rodgers & Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, in which... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126892
MATHEWS, Charles. Memoir of Charles Mathews, comedian.
London : 1838-9First edition, in an extraordinary binding no doubt intended to invoke the traditional motley of the jester. The most famous comedian of his day, Mathews's powerful influence on Charles Dickens's stylistic methods of comic characterization has long been recognized. Mathews's monopolylogues, farces in which the actor played every character, provided... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 35334
BAKER, Joséphine. Les mémoires.
Paris : 1927First edition, the attractive large-paper limited issue on pur fil Lafuma, number 114 of 300 copies, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Josephine Baker, August 27/27 Paris": a carefully conserved copy of this fragile publication.
In his own memoirs Paul Colin remembers his first sight of Baker. "Then, naked but... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 130748
THEATRE. The Living Theatre. Stein. Picasso. Eliot.
[New York : 1951]A very scarce program booklet for the 1951-2 season of the Living Theatre, one of America's premier experimental theatre groups, at their first permanent performance space, Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, advertising Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" and "Ladies' Voices", Pablo Picasso's "Desire", T. S. Eliot's "Sweeney Agonistes",... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132632
POTTER, Beatrix. Plays based on the published stories.
London : 1930-62A group of six theatrical versions of Beatrix Potter stories, three titles with one or two variant issues. The Tailor and Gloucester and Ginger and Pickles were dramatized by Potter in collaboration with the character actor and director Ernest George Harcourt Williams; the others were adapted from her books without her direct involvement.
(i,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880