Shakespeare Memorial Theatre – Stratford-upon-Avon – Opening Ceremonial


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 “A Souvenir of Shakespeare’s Town from The Old Tudor House, Stratford-upon-Avon” (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, Flower’s “To the Builders of the New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre,” “Stratford’s Festivals: Their Birth, Growth and Significance” by Chesterton, and “A Summary of Events since the Theatre was Destroyed by Fire and a Short Description of the New Theatre.” (os)

Title: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre – Stratford-upon-Avon – Opening Ceremonial

Author Name: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales; Archibald D. Flower; A.K. Chesterton; John Masefield

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Board of Governors: 1932

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1923