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1940-1949 Programmes and Season Books

1940 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Ben Iden Payne; with Baliol Holloway, George Skillan, Basil Langton, Clare Harris, Freda Jackson, Peggy Bryan
no programmes available

1941 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Ben Iden Payne; with Baliol Holloway, George Hayes, Jay Laurier, Freda Jackson, Godfrey Kenton, Margaretta Scott
no programmes available

1942 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Ben Iden Payne; with Baliol Holloway, George Hayes, Jay Laurier, Margaretta Scott, Buena Bent

1942: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT)
George Skillan (as Antonio), Peter Smallwood, Lee Fox (as Bassanio), Gerald Kay Souper, Michael Oldham, Sara Jackson, Roy Siddons, Anthony Redmond, Anthony Wallis, Joan Peart, G F Hannam Clark, Margaretta Scott (as Portia), C Rivers Gadsby, Stanley Howlett, Duncan Yarrow, George Manship, Baliol Holloway (as Shylock), Rosemary Morgan, John Spicer, G F Hannam Clark; dir:Iden Payne [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold; photo not included] £3

1942: THE TEMPEST (SMT)
George Hayes, Baliol Holloway, Jay Laurier; dir:Iden Payne [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold] (£3) SOLD

1942: MACBETH (SMT)

1942: AS YOU LIKE IT (SMT)

1942: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (SMT)

1943 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Milton Rosmer; with Abraham Sofaer, Baliol Holloway, Patricia Jessel, Anna Konstam, Alison Pickard, Christine Adrian

1943: OTHELLO (SMT)
Baliol Holloway, Abraham Sofaer, Anna Konstam, Patricia Jessell; dir:Rosmer [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold; photos not included] (£3) SOLD

1943: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT)
Patricia Jessell, Abraham Sofaer, Anna Konstam; dir:Rosmer [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold; photos not included] (£3) SOLD

1943: HENRY V (SMT)
Vivien James, Cecil Cross, C W Anson, Howard Vincent, G F Hannam Clark, Olive Kirby, Stanley Howlett, Duncan Yarrow, Charles Reading (as Chorus), Richard Edmond, Eric Maxon, Gordon Richardson, Aubrey Danvers, Weyman Mackay, Geoffrey Wincott, C Rivers Gadsby, Michael Madell, John Forshaw, Baliol Holloway (as Henry V), Alison Pickard, Anna Konstam (as Katherine), Beryl Ivory, June Moy, Nita Moyce, H Worrall-Thompson, Rosemary Morgan, Abraham Sofaer (as Pistol); dir:Milton Rosmer [4pp, 5x7.5; light fold; photo not included] (£3) SOLD

1943: KING LEAR (SMT)

1943: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (SMT)

1943: THE WINTER'S TALE (SMT)

1943: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT)

1944 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Robert Atkins; with George Hayes, Robert Atkins, Viola Lyel, Helen Cherry, Antony Eustrel, Patricia Jessel, Raymond Rollett, John Byron, Mary Honer, Anna Burden

1944: VOLPONE (SMT)
Robert Atkins, John Byron, Helen Cherry, Viola Lyel; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold] (£3) SOLD

1944: RICHARD II(SMT)
George Hayes, Antony Eustrel, W E Holloway, Helen Cherry; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5] £3

1944: TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT)
Antony Eustrel, Patricia Jessell, Mary Honer, Graham Crowden (3rd Huntsman), Lionel Blair (Gregory); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold] (£3) SOLD

1944: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT)
George Hayes, Helen Cherry, Antony Eustrel, Anna Burden, Lionel Blair (Leonardo); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; tatty but intact] (£2) SOLD

1944: HAMLET (SMT)
John Byron, Raymond Rollett, Viola Lyel, Michael Martin-Harvey, Anna Burden, Lionel Blair (3rd Player); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light creases] (£3) SOLD

1944: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT)
John Byron, Cliff Weir, Patricia Jessell, Antony Eustrel, Toto Capper-Parlby (!); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light fold] (£3) SOLD

1945 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Robert Atkins; with Anthony Eustrel, Robert Atkins, Claire Luce, Margaret Boyd, Moira Lister, David Peel, Viola Lyel, Horace Sequeira

1945 (Feb): TWELFTH NIGHT (New Theatre, Oxford)
Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Festival Company: Claire Luce, David Read, Robert Atkins, David Peel, Peter Bell, Horace Sequeira, Andrew Faulds (First Officer), Mary Honer, Moira Lister; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x8; cast, credits, air raid warning etc.; most unusual] £4

1945 (Feb): THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (New Theatre, Oxford)
Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Festival Company: Robert Atkins, Viola Lyel, Claire Luce, Margaret Boyd, Horace Sequeira, Andrew Faulds (Pistol), Tristan Rawson, David Peel, Antony Eustrel, Graham Crowden (Robert); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x8; cast, credits, air raid warning etc.; most unusual] (£4) SOLD

1945: HENRY VIII (SMT)
Antony Eustrel, George Skillan, Viola Lyel, Graham Crowden (A Gentleman), Andrew Faulds, Tristan Rawson, Moira Lister, Margaret Boyd; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; VG] £3

1945: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (SMT)
Robert Atkins, Antony Eustrel, Viola Lyel, Clare Luce, Margaret Boyd, Graham Crowden (Robert); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light creases] (£3) SOLD

1945: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT)
Clare Luce, David Read, Robert Atkins, Moira Lister; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light creases] £3

1945: OTHELLO (SMT)
George Skillan, Antony Eustrel, Moira Lister, David March, W E Holloway, David Read, Andrew Faulds, Horace Sequeira, Tristan Rawson, Viola Lyel, Mary Honer; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; VG] £3

1945: ROMEO AND JULIET (SMT)
David Peel, Moira Lister, Antony Eustrel, W E Holloway, Graham Crowden, Andrew Faulds, Margaret Boyd, Eric Porter (as Page to Paris); dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; light creases] £3

1945: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (SMT)
Antony Eustrel, Clare Luce, Tristan Rawson, Moira Lister, Mary Honer, Viola Lyel; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; photo not included; light crease] (£3) SOLD

1945: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (SMT)
W E Holloway, Viola Lyel, Peter Bell, Moira Lister, Mary Honer, Antony Eustrel, David Peel, Graham Crowden (as Jack Slang), Andrew Faulds, Eric Porter (as Mat Muggins), David Read; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5; VG] £3

1946 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Barry Jackson; with Robert Harris, Valerie Taylor, Myles Eason, David O'Brien, Robert Vernon, Julian Somers, Hugh Griffith, Paul Scofield, Ruth Lodge, Joy Parker, Donald Sinden, John Harrison

1946: THE TEMPEST - opening production (SMT, 20 April)
Robert Harris, Joy Parker, Julian Somers, Hugh Griffith, Robert Vernon, John Harrison (as Ferdinand), David O'Brien (as Ariel), Donald Sinden (as Adrian); dir:Eric Crozier, music:Lennox Berkeley [4pp; 5x7.5; VG] £4

1946: CYMBELINE (SMT, 23 Apr)
Myles Eason, Valerie Taylor, Nancy Nevinson, James Raglan, Joy Parker, David King-Wood, Paul Scofield (as Cloten), Dudley Jones, John Harrison, Donald Sinden; dir:Nugent Monck [4pp; 5x7.5; photo not included; VG] (£8) SOLD

1946: LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (SMT, 26 Apr)
Hugh Griffith, David King-Wood, Ruth Lodge, Paul Scofield (as Don Adriano), Donald Sinden (as Dumain), Valerie Taylor, John Harrison, David O'Brien, Joy Parker, Julian Somers; dir:Peter Brook [4pp; 5x7.5; photo not included; VG] £5

1946: HENRY V (SMT, 10 May)
Paul Scofield, Robert Harris, Hugh Griffith, Ruth Lodge, John Harrison, Donald Sinden; dir:Dorothy Green [4pp; 5x7.5; photos not included; VG] £6

1946: AS YOU LIKE IT (SMT, 31 May)
Ruth Lodge, Myles Eason, Paul Scofield (as Oliver), Joy Parker, Hugh Griffith, Donald Sinden, Julian Somers, David O'Brien; dir:Herbert M.Prentice [4pp; 5x7.5; VG] £6

1946: MACBETH (SMT, 21 June)
Robert Harris, Valerie Taylor, Paul Scofield (as Malcolm), John Harrison, Myles Eason, David King-Wood, Julian Somers, Donald Sinden (as a Murderer and Young Siward), David O'Brien, Douglas Seale, Hugh Griffith (as a witch), Dudley Jones; dir:Michael Macowan, music:Edmund Rubbra [4pp; 5x7.5; VG; photos not included] £6

1946: DOCTOR FAUSTUS (SMT, 12 Jul)
Robert Harris, Hugh Griffith, John Harrison, Donald Sinden, Joy Parker (Lechery); dir:Walter Hudd [4pp; 5x7.5; rumpled] £3

1946: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (SMT, 24 Aug)
Robert Harris, David King-Wood, Paul Scofield (as Lucio), Donald Sinden (as First Gentleman), Ruth Lodge, John Harrison, Myles Eason, Douglas Seale; dir:Frank McMullan [4pp; 5x7.5; VG] £6
1946 Stratford Festival Souvenir
1946: STRATFORD FESTIVAL SOUVENIR (SMT) Souvenir Brochure
A most uncommon Souvenir Brochure from Stratford's first post-war season; contains an introduction by Barry Jackson, features (with commentary and photos) on CYMBELINE (w.James Raglan, David King-Wood, Valerie Taylor), HENRY THE FIFTH (w.Paul Scofield, Ruth Lodge, Robert Harris), LOVE'S LABOURS LOST in the "absurdly young" Peter Brook's "Watteau production" (w.David King-Wood, Sulwen Morgan, Julian Somers, Valerie Taylor, Paul Stephenson, Trevor Barker, Ruth Lodge, Paul Scofield, David O'Brien), MACBETH (w.Valerie Taylor, Nancy Nevinson, Douglas Seale, Robert Harris, Julian Somers, Dudley Jones, Ruth Lodge, Hugh Griffith), THE TEMPEST (w.John Harrison, Joy Parker, Donald Sinden, Christian Morrow, Duncan Ross, James Raglan, Paul Stephenson, Myles Eason, Hugh Griffith, Julian Somers, Robert Vernon); commentaries on AS YOU LIKE IT and DOCTOR FAUSTUS, with photos of Nancy Nevinson; short features on the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, and Frank McMullan ("First American producer"); 1946 Festival Company list; 18 excellent photos [16pp, 7.4x9.75; "1946" on cover, else VG] (£16) SOLD

1947 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Barry Jackson; with Robert Harris, Beatrix Lehmann, Walter Hudd, Veronica Turleigh, Paul Scofield, John Ruddock, Douglas Seale, Daphne Slater, Joy Parker, Michael Golden, Donald Sinden, John Blatchley, Margaret Courtenay, Joss Ackland, John Warner, Laurence Payne, Myles Eason, John Harrison

1947: ROMEO AND JULIET (SMT) opened 5 April
Laurence Payne, Daphne Slater, Paul Scofield; dir:Peter Brook, des:Rolf Gerard, music:Roberto Gerhard

1947: DOCTOR FAUSTUS (SMT) opened 9 April
dir:Walter Hudd, des:Riette Sturge-Moore, music:Robert Chignell, John Simons

1947: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (SMT) opened 11 April
Robert Harris, Beatrix Lehmann, Paul Scofield; dir:Frank McMullan, des:Otis Riggs

1947: LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (SMT) opened 14 April
Laurence Payne, John Harrison, Donald Sinden, Paul Scofield , Veronica Turleigh, Joy Parker, John Blatchley, Margaret Courtenay, Joss Ackland; dir:Peter Brook, des:Reginald Leefe, music:Allan Gray [8pp, 4.8x7.4; the "Watteau" production that made the 21-year-old Brook's name; light fold, pencil annotations on back] (£5) SOLD

1947: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT) opened 23 April
Beatrix Lehmann, Daphne Slater, Walter Hudd, Paul Scofield; dir:Walter Hudd, des:Riette Sturge-Moore, music:Trude and Otto Huttenbach

1947: THE TEMPEST (SMT) opened 9 May
Robert Harris, Daphne Slater, Joy Parker, John Blatchley, Douglas Seale, John Harrison, Margaret Courtenay (Juno), Donald Sinden (Sebastian); dir:Norman Wright, des:Paul Shelving, music:Lennox Berkeley [8pp; 5x7.5; light crease] (£4) SOLD

1947: RICHARD II (SMT) opened 13 June
Robert Harris, Michael Golden, John Ruddock, Joss Ackland, Donald Sinden, Joy Parker; dir:Walter Hudd, des:Hal Burton, music:John Simons [8pp; 5x7.5; light crease] (£4) SOLD

1947: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT) opened 11 July
John Ruddock, Beatrix Lehmann, Laurence Payne, Donald Sinden, John Harrison, Joy Parker; dir:Michael Benthall, des:Sophie Fedorovitch, music:Brian Easdale [8pp; 5x7.5; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1947: PERICLES (SMT) opened 15 August
Paul Scofield, Daphne Slater, Joss Ackland, John Blatchley, Margaret Courtenay; dir:Nugent Monck, des:Barry Jackson [8pp; 5x7.5; photos not included; light creases] (£6) SOLD

1947: TWELFTH NIGHT (His Majesty's, London)
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company; Beatrix Lehmann, Walter Hudd, Paul Scofield, Daphne Slater, John Blatchley; dir:Walter Hudd [4pp; 5x8; photo not included; rumpled, w.light marks] £4

1947: RICHARD II (His Majesty's, London)
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company: Robert Harris, John Ruddock, Michael Golden, Myles Eason, John Harrison, John Warner, Julian Amyes, Joss Ackland, Donald Sinden, Beatrix Lehmann, Joy Parker, Margaret Courtenay, George Cooper, Dudley Jones; dir:Walter Hudd [4pp; 5x8; horizontal crease, rumpled, w.light marks] £3

1947 (Mch-Apr): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.5
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre from the river; containing Preparing for a New Season (w.photos of Robert Harris, Paul Scofield, Veronica Turleigh, Beatrix Lehmann, Myles Eason, Peter Bull, Dudley Jones and John Ruddock); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Hall's Croft (w.photo), Pericles and the Last Plays (by Ruth Ellis), The Hathaways of Shottery, Home of the Throckmortons (w.4 photos), Shakespeare "Legends" Examined, By Punt to the Memorial Theatre (w.photo), Plans for Shakespeare's "Birthday" Celebrations, Shakespeare/Stratford Quiz etc. [16pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1947 (May): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.6
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Veronica Turleigh, Daphne Slater and Beatrix Lehmann in ROMEO AND JULIET; containing reports on the 1947 plays: TWELFTH NIGHT, ROMEO AND JULIET (w.production photo of John Harrison, Laurence Payne and Paul Scofield) directed by Peter Brook, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (w.production photo of Paul Stephenson, John Harrison and Donald Sinden) directed by Peter Brook, MEASURE FOR MEASURE (w.photo), and DOCTOR FAUSTUS (w.production photo of Robert Harris and Douglas Seale); Report on the Birthday Celebrations (Hey, ho! the wind and the rain), and 4 photos of the First Night reception: Peter Brook with Phyllis Mann, Paul Scofield with Mrs.Laurence Payne, Veronica Turleigh with Sir Barry Jackson, and Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle and Daphne Slater with Laurence Payne; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Festival First Night Enthusiasm, Hugh Clopton's 15th Century Bridge (w.photo), Shakespeare Links with Alveston, Shylock: a study from the Jewish point of view etc. [16pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1947 (Jun): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.7
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Paul Scofield, Duncan Ross, Helen Burns and John Blatchley in TWELFTH NIGHT; containing reports on THE TEMPEST (w.production photo of Robert Harris as Prospero) directed by Norman Wright, ROMEO AND JULIET (w.production photo of Myles Eason and John Harrison) directed by Peter Brook, TWELFTH NIGHT (w.3 production photos of Walter Hudd, Helen Burns, Daphne Slater, Michael Golden, Beatrix Lehmann, John Blatchley, Gwen Williams, and Dudley Jones) directed by Walter Hudd; photograph of Albert Forster (18-year old actor, who drowned while bathing in the Avon); numerous articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Manor House of Mixed Centuries (Alveston Manor House; w.photo), Many thousands visit birthplace (w.photo), Summertime on Avon (w.photo) etc. [16pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1947 (Jul): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.8
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of The Grind, the popular ferry service across the Avon; containing a report on RICHARD II (w.production photo of Paul Scofield and John Harrison) directed by Walter Hudd; 15 charming sketches of company members (including Elizabeth Ewbank, Tony Maxwell, John Warner, and Joss Ackland); production photograph of TWELFTH NIGHT (w.Paul Scofield, Beatrix Lehmann, Duncan Ross and John Blatchley); photo of The Mayor of Istambul with the Mayoress of Stratford-on-Avon, Levi Fox, Sir Barry Jackson, Leonard Crainford, Tom English and Tom Lowth); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Patterns in Tudor Timbering (w.photo), No proof of that deer stealing!, Church with rare saxon stonework (w.photo), Seventeenth Century Symmetry (w.3 photos), The poet and his commentators (w.photo) etc. [16pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1947 (Aug): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.9
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Ettington Park; containing report on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (w.production photo of Robert Harris, John Harrison, David Oxley, John Warner and Donald Sinden) directed by Michael Benthall; 2 production photos of RICHARD II (w.Donald Sinden, Robert Harris, Paul Stephenson, Richard Renny, John Ruddock, Douglas Seale); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Folk Dance Festival annually?, Harvard House (w.photo), Ettington Park (w.4 photos), Shakespeare the complete artist, Centenary of Birthplace Purchase (by Levi Fox, w.7 illustrations) etc. [16pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1947 (Sep): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.10
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Laurence Payne, Antony Groser and Dudley Jones in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE; containing report on PERICLES (w.Paul Scofield) directed by Nugent Monk; 4 production photos of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (with Donald Sinden, Joy Parker, John Ruddock, Beatrix Lehmann, Helen Burns, Walter Hudd, Myles Eason) directed by Michael Benthall; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Stratford's Notable August, An Old Corner with Modern Touches (w.photo), Sad story of a church clock, Centenary of Birthplace Purchase (w.photo of Dover Wilson), Overseas Experts discuss the Poet (International Conference, w.3 photos), How Shakespeare wrote his plays, Former Festival Director [W Bridges-Adams] on "Looking at a play" etc. [16pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1948 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Barry Jackson; with Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Paul Scofield, Anthony Quayle, Ena Burrill, Claire Bloom, Heather Stannard, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight, Alfie Bass, John Justin

1948: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (SMT)
Paul Scofield, Heather Stannard, Paul Hardwick, Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Esmond Knight; dir:Anthony Quayle, des:Motley [4pp; 5x8; photo not included; light marks] (£4) SOLD

1948: HAMLET (SMT)
Robert Helpmann, Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Claire Bloom; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp; 5x8; photos not included; VG] (£4) SOLD

1948: HAMLET (SMT)
Paul Scofield, Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Claire Bloom; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp; 5x8; photos not included; rumpled] (£3) SOLD

1948: OTHELLO (SMT)
Godfrey Tearle, Anthony Quayle, Paul Scofield (Roderigo), Diana Wynyard, Claire Bloom; dir:Tearle & Quayle [4pp, 5x8; photo not included; slightly rumpled] £4

1948: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT)
Robert Helpmann, Diana Wynyard, Heather Stannard, Paul Scofield (Bassanio), Claire Bloom; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp; 5x8; photos not included; light creases] £3

1948: THE WINTER'S TALE (SMT)
Esmond Knight, Diana Wynyard, Paul Scofield (as Clown), Paul Hardwick, Douglas Wilmer, Claire Bloom, William Squire, Alfie Bass, John Justin, Michael Bates, Robert Urquhart, Michael Gwynn, Clifford Williams; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp, 4.9x7.4; light creases, line sketch on cover] £4

1948: Paul Scofield as The Clown in THE WINTER'S TALE (Stratford-upon-Avon) Postcard
by Dame Laura Knight, D.B.E., R.A. [6"x4" postcard; VG] £1

1948: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN (SMT)
Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight, Noel Willman, Anthony Quayle, Paul Hardwick, Michael Gwynne, Alfie Bass, Claire Bloom, Paul Scofield, John Justin, Ena Burrill, Douglas Wilmer, William Squire, Michael Bates, Julian Amyes, Heather Stannard, Robert Urquhart; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp, 4.9x7.4; light creases] (£4) SOLD

1948: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Esmond Knight, Heather Stannard, Anthony Quayle, Alfie Bass, Michael Bates, Claire Bloom, Robert Urquhart, Noel Willman, Michael Gwynne, Julian Amyes; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp, 4.9x7.4; light marks, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1948 STRATFORD FESTIVAL SOUVENIR
This unusual Souvenir consists almost entirely of vivid photographs, about twenty in all: Barry Jackson, Michael Benthall, Anthony Quayle, Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Robert Helpmann as Hamlet, Anthony Quayle as Falconbridge, Esmond Knight as Gratiano, Paul Scofield as Hamlet (very moody), Heather Stannard as Jessica, Claire Bloom as Blanch of Spain; scenes from MERCHANT OF VENICE, RICHARD II, ROMEO AND JULIET (directed by Peter Brook), PERICLES, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Peter Brook's Watteau production), and the 1946 CYMBELINE. There are also 2 colour designs, a list of the 1948 productions, and a company list.
[24pp in light card cover; 7.25x9.25; cover slightly faded, minor marks, else VG; uncommon] £10

1948 (Mch-Apr): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.1 No.12
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre from across the Avon; containing 6 photographs of the Reception for the new company: Anthony Quayle, Lt-Col Fordham Flower and Diana Wynyard; Robert Helpmann and Paul Scofield with Sir Barry Jackson; Esmond Knight, Claire Bloom and Michael Benthall; Anthony Quayle, William Monk, Heather Stannard and John Justin; Alfie Bass, Noel Willman and John Kidd; and Michael Godfrey with Mr and Mrs Michael Gwynn; photo of The Casket Scene (THE MERCHANT OF VENICE) directed by Michael Benthall; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Old Manor House Reprieved (Little Wolford Manor House), The Shrieve's House (w.photo), Clopton House (w.4 photos), New Uses for our Stately Homes (w.photo of Upton House), Plans for April the twenty-third (w.photo of Box Office Staff), No bells to greet the birthday (w.photo of Holy Trinity Church bells in the churchyard) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; bottom third of back page removed, else VG] £3

1948 (Jul): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.15
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Diana Wynyard in THE WINTER'S TALE; containing reports on TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, and the visit of Princess Margaret to Stratford (w.photo); 4 production photos of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (w.Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Esmond Knight, Alfie Bass and others); photograph of Tribute to America (w.photo of new bronze plaque); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including The Jigsaw of Shakespearean History, Three Momentous Years (Tribute to Sir Barry Jackson), Armscott Manor (w.4 photos), The Theatre Lost 8,000 on Year's Working, Festival Problems, No.12 Sheep Street (w.photo), and Compton of Compton Wyngates etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1948 (Aug-Sep): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.16
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Heather Stannard and Paul Scofield in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; containing 4 production photos of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (w.Paul Scofield, William Squire, Heather Stannard, Michael Godfrey, Noel Willman, Julian Amyes, Harold Kasket, John Justin, Anthony Quayle, Douglas Wilmer, Edmund Purdom, and Esmond Knight); report on Godfrey Tearle's OTHELLO; 2 production photos of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (w.Diana Wynyard and Anthony Quayle); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Ancient Shottery Cottages Damaged (w.photo), Stratford's Libraries, In The Vale of The Red Horse, Ilmington Manor House (w.4 photos), Story of Stratford's Theatre (w.photo), Stratford-upon-Avon's ancient Guild Chapel, Grammar School and Almshouses (w.photo), Anglers - Compleat and Otherwise (w.photo) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1948-49 (mid-winter): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.18
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Anthony Quayle and Alfie Bass in KING JOHN; containing 2 production photos of OTHELLO (w.Anthony Quayle and Godfrey Tearle); photograph of Stanley Lathbury in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; report on Two Happy Plays (HARVEY and TOAD OF TOAD HALL); photographs of Holy Trinity Bells back in action , The Rother Market (with The American Fountain and The White Swan), and The Guild Chapel floodlit (for the birth of Prince Charles); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Sweet Mr Shakespeare? (The Stratford Gent. as seen by Everyman), Folk Dancing at Ilmington (w.photo of Sam Bennett, aged 83), Stratford's Municipal Year, Alscot Park (w.4 photos), Strange Trial at Northampton, The Verney Story etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1949 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Leon Quartermaine, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, George Rose

1949: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Harry Andrews, Leon Quartermaine, Paul Hardwick, George Rose, William Squire, Penelope Munday, Jill Bennett, Margaret Courtenay, Michael Bates, Timothy Bateson, Robert Hardy, Edmund Purdom, Robert Shaw; dir:John Gielgud, des:Mariano Andreu [4pp, 4.9x7.4; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1949: OTHELLO (SMT)
Godfrey Tearle, John Slater, Diana Wynyard, George Rose, Clement McCallin, Michael Gwynn, Paul Hardwick, Jill Bennett, Michael Bates, Robert Hardy, Edmund Purdom, Robert Shaw; dir:Godfrey Tearle [4pp, 4.9x7.4; slightly rumpled] £3

1949: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT)
Harry Andrews, Wynne Clark, Paul Hardwick, Penelope Munday, Peter Norris, Clement McCallin, Diana Wynyard, Bertram Shuttleworth, John Slater, Michael Gwynn, Michael Bates, David Wroe, George Rose, Philip Guard, William Squire (as Oberon), Kathleen Michael, Jill Bennett (as Moth), Margaret Courtenay, Timothy Bateson, Richard Dare, Robert Hardy, Robert Shaw; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £4

1949: MACBETH (SMT)
Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Leon Quartermaine, Harry Andrews, William Squire, Michael Bates, Clement McCallin, Paul Hardwick (as Sergeant and Siward), George Rose, Michael Gwynn, Robert Shaw (as Angus), Edmund Purdom, Jill Bennett (as Fleance and 2nd Apparition), John Slater, Robert Hardy, Margaret Courtenay, Wynne Clark, Timothy Bateson; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp, 4.9x7.4] (£5) SOLD

1949 STRATFORD FESTIVAL SOUVENIR
This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs. Featured are: Diana Wynyard as Beatrice and as Desdemona, Leon Quartermaine as Banquo, Harry Andrews as Don Pedro, Kathleen Michael as Titania, John Slater as Iago, Clement McCallin as Lysander, Godfrey Tearle as Othello, Anthony Quayle and Ena Burrill as Iago and Emilia, and the final scene of OTHELLO; portraits of Anthony Quayle, Godfrey Tearle, John Gielgud, Tyrone Guthrie, Michael Benthall, Leslie Bridgewater, Leslie Hurry, Mariano Andreu, Tanya Moseiwitsch, James Bailey, Edward Carrick, Audrey Crudas, Joseph Carl, Wynne Clark; scenes from 1948 productions: KING JOHN (Robert Helpmann, Paul Scofield, Anthony Quayle), WINTER'S TALE (Paul Scofield, Kidd), HAMLET (Paul Scofield), MERCHANT (Robert Helpmann, Diana Wynyard), TROILUS (Paul Scofield, Heather Stannard), HAMLET (Robert Helpmann). The vivid photography is mostly by Angus McBean. There are also 2 superb full-page colour illustrations of Andreu's designs for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and James Bailey's for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, a list of the 1949 productions, and biographies of the leading actors. [28pp in light card cover; 8.75x10.75; uncommon; slight foxing to cover, else VG] £12

1949 (Mch-Apr): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.19
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Godfrey Tearle as OTHELLO; feature on The Civic Welcome for the new Festival Company (w.3 photos of Leon Quartermaine and Anthony Quayle, Barbara Curtis and Clement McCallin, and Anthony Quayle, Paul Scofield, Diana Wynyard, Joy Parker and John Slater); reports on This Year's Festival Plans, Laurence Olivier as RICHARD III (at the New Theatre, London), Other Shakespearean Productions, and Memorial Theatre's Outstanding Winter Season; photo of Flora Robson in CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION; photographs of Ruth Draper and Paul Scofield; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Shakespeare To-Day in the New World, The Falcon Hotel (w.photo), Shakespeare's Own Countryside in 'Venus and Adonis', Hidcote Court (w.2 sketches), The Avon: From Source to Severn, Hospitable Plans of a Friendly Town (w.photo) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1949 (May): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.20
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Harry Andrews in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; containing reports on Luck, Bad or Good? (opening the season with Macbeth, w.photos of Anthony Quayle and Godfrey Tearle), MACBETH (w.photo of Leon Quartermaine as Macbeth), John Gielgud's First Stratford Production (w.2 photos of John Gielgud and Diana Wynyard in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING), Last of the Winter Season at Stratford (John Gielgud in Christopher Fry's New Play), Donald Wolfit and Patricia Jessell in MACBETH (at The Bedford Theatre, Camden Town) and The Birthday Celebrations (w.photo); Obituaries of Henry Tossell and Kenneth Wicksteed (w.2 photos); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including A Peep At Stratford's Treasure (w.2 photos), Billesley Manor (w.2 photos), The Home of the Earls of Warwick, 1066-1949 (w.photo), and Stratford Civic Affairs etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1949 (Jun): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.21
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Kathleen Michael as Titania in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; containing reports on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (w.4 production photos of David Wroe, Bertram Shuttleworth, George Rose, John Slater, Michael Gwynn, Michael Bates, Peter Norris, Penelope Munday, Diana Wynyard, Clement McCallin, Harold Kasket, Harry Andrews, Geoffrey Curtis, Pat Sandys, John Money, Margaret Courtenay, Alexander Graham, Wynne Clark, Paul Hardwick, Lorna Whitehouse, Jean Fox, and Philip Guard) and Donald Wolfit's Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations (at the Bedford Theatre, Camden Town); photos of John Harrison and Paul Scofield in ROMEO AND JULIET (1947), and Baliol Holloway as RICHARD III; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including The Home of Shakespeare's Mother (Mary Arden's House at Wilmcote, w.photo), Shakespeare in Australia, Hidcote Bartrim (w.2 photos), From Bidford to Arrow, Civic Affairs, and British Theatre Exhibition at Birmingham (w.photo of the Elizabethan Theatre at Bingley Hall) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1949 (Jul): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.22
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of William Squire and Kathleen Michael in CYMBELINE; containing reports on CYMBELINE (w.4 production photos of Timothy Bateson, Wynne Clark, Kathleen Michael, Clement McCallin, John Slater, Leon Quartmaine, Paul Hansard, Philip Guard, and George Rose), Robert Atkins presents "Much Ado" (in Regent's Park, w.photo), and Royal Visit to Stratford (w.photo of the Duchess of Kent and Lord Iliffe); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Mary Arden's Old Home (w.photo), Editors of the First Folio (w.photo), Reconstruct The Globe? (the opinions of Herbert Farjeon), Haunted Hillborough (w.2 photos), Teachers from North America (Conference at the British Council), Unique Play at the Malvern Festival (w.photo), Civic Affairs etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1949 (Aug): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.23
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Harry Andrews, Anthony Quayle and Diana Wynyard in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; containing 4 production photos of Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Clement McCallin, Philip Guard, Wynne Clark, Julian Amyes and Harry Andrews in MACBETH; 2 production photos of Pat Sandys, Diana Wynyard, Leon Quartermaine, George Rose, William Squire, John Slater and Paul Hardwick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; reports on Productions in June and July (OTHELLO and HENRY VIII, w.2 photos of Wynne Clark and John Slater), "Hamlet" in Denmark and Spain (John Gielgud at Elsinore), and 'The Comedy of Errors' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' in Regent's Park; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Mason Croft (w.photo), The "Felons" of Tanworth-in-Arden, Little Wolford Manor House (w.2 photos), Civic Affairs etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1949 (Sep): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.2 No.24
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Anthony Quayle as HENRY VIII; containing 4 production photos of HENRY VIII (w.Leon Quartermaine, Harry Andrews, Paul Hardwick, Anthony Quayle, Kathleen Michael, Lorna Whitehouse, Richard Dare), and a production photograph of Diana Wynyard and Godfrey Tearle in OTHELLO; Editorial at Summer's End (report on the 1949 Season); London Letter (report on London productions of Shakespeare); reports on The Festival of Britain and THE TEMPEST in Regent's Park; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including The Home of Shakespeare's Daughter (Hall's Croft, w.photo), Shakespearean Performances in Other Countries, Abbots Salford Hall (w.2 photos), Shakespeare's Italy (w.4 photos of Verona, Mantua and Venice), The Story of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton Family etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

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