The Theatre Guild, The First Ten Years (Signed copy)
Signed by Walter Prichard Eaton, Theresa Helburn, Philip Moeller, Maurice Wertheim, Helen Westley, Lee Simonson, and Lawrence Langner
First edition, hardback. Limited to 350 copies (this being no 96) printed on Utopian deckle-edge paper and signed by the author and directors. Bound in the original cloth with silver titling to spine and upper board. Edges untrimmed. 26.5 × 18.5cm, 299pp.
This copy is signed by all seven authors to the limitation page: Walter Prichard Eaton (1878–1957, American theatre critic), Theresa Helburn (1887–1959, playwright and theatre producer), Philip Moeller (1880–1958, stage director and producer), Maurice Wertheim (1886–1950, philanthropist, art collector and banker), Helen Westley (1875–1942, actress), Lee Simonson (1888–1967, stage setting designer) and Lawrence Langner (1880–1962, playwright and author). All were directors of the Theatre Guild.
A record of the activities of the first ten years of the Theatre Guild, the theatrical society founded in 1918 whose original purpose was to produce non-commercial works by American and foreign playwrights.
The History of the Theatre Guild by W. P. Eaton.
Behind the Scenes with the Executive Director by Theresa Helburn.
The Guild and Production by Philip Moeller.
An Art Theatre without Endowment by Maurice Wertheim.
The Actor's Relation to the Art Theatre and Vice Versa by Helen Westley.
Setting the Stage by Lee Simonson.
The Little Theatre Grows Up by Lawrence Langner.
Casts of the Theatre Guild subscription productions.
A good plus copy. The spine is faded and the spine ends rubbed. Minor rubbing to the boards. The contents are in very good condition, with clean pages and secure binding, though there is a little tanning as would be expected to the untrimmed page edges.
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