Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon Opening Ceremonial
by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales; Archibald D. Flower; A.K. Chesterton; John Masefield
Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Board of Governors, 1932. Paperback. Very Good. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Board of Governors, 1932. Very Good. Cord-bound, card wraps, 19.5 by 28.5 cm, frontis (reproduction of the First Folio title page), 24 pp., illus. Very good with light wear and uneven fading to the wraps, and some uneven yellowing on the endpapers only. Includes a card that reads Â“A Souvenir of ShakespeareÂ’s Town from The Old Tudor House, Stratford-upon-AvonÂ” (9.5 by 6.3 cm, fine). A beautifully-printed souvenir for the opening of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre on 23 April, 1932 (erected on a site adjacent to the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre which burned in 1926). Includes an opening poem from John Masefield, FlowerÂ’s Â“To the Builders of the New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre,Â” Â“StratfordÂ’s Festivals: Their Birth, Growth and SignificanceÂ” by Chesterton, and Â“A Summary of Events since the Theatre was Destroyed by Fire and a Short Description of the New Theatre.Â” (os)
(Inventory #: 1923)
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