THE AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: The Birth of a Theatre
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First Edition. 4to. Publisher's white cloth. Original pictorial dust jacket. Touches of soil to jacket. Edgewear along spine; 1.25" tear to bottom of spine; mild sunning. Chip at top of back panel. Pages bright and clean and binding sound. A very good copy in like jacket. 95pp. (Item ID: 17845)
John Houseman, a frequent collaborator of Orson Welles, tells the story (with his colleague Landau) of Stratford, Connecticut's Shakespeare Theatre, which the authors helped found; the theatre was modeled on London's Globe Theatre with a mission of popularizing Shakespeare in America.