Moscow: Intourist, 1937. Seventh Printing. Wraps. Very Good. 4to oblong, 21.5 by 30.5 cm. Unpaginated, 32 leaves, or 64 pages. Hailing the Soviet achievement in the theater, with many sepia-toned photographs of performers and productions, the national theaters, the children's theater, and collective farm theaters, followed by a section on the new theaters built or planned. Also including opera. The publication was by Intourist and rendered in English -- sometimes an awkward English -- to appeal to the tourist market, which was driven in no small part because of the renown of the Russian theater then as an incubator of innovation. While no publication can truly capture the ephemeral magic that the best theater represents, one is able to get a sense of the grandeur and ambition of Russian theatrical productions, and also, the big canvas-style of staging that nowadays is most often found in operatic productions. Dating based on reference to 19th year since the October Revolution. Uncommon in commerce. Wear and soiling to the orange wraps, with tears and loss to the spine, as might be inevitable. Clean within.
(Inventory #: 004966)
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