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1950-1954 Programmes and Season Books
Some of these programmes were formerly the property of the critic Eric John, and it was his habit to make notes for his reviews on the actual programmes; these are described below as "critical notes"

1950 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Leon Quartermaine, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Jefford

1950: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (SMT)
John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford, Alan Badel, Leon Quartermaine, Robert Hardy, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Michael Gwynn, Michael Bates, Maxine Audley, Paul Hardwick; dir:Peter Brook [4pp; 5x7.5; VG; slightly rumpled; unusual] £4

1950: JULIUS CAESAR (SMT)
John Gielgud (as Cassius), Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford, Andrew Cruickshank, Alan Badel, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Robert Hardy, Paul Hardwick, Robert Shaw (as a messenger); dir:Anthony Quayle & Michael Langham [4pp; 5x7.5; slight fading; date written on cover; uncommon] £5

1950: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT)
John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Barbara Jefford, Leon Quartermaine, Alan Badel, Andrew Cruickshank, Paul Hardwick, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Robert Hardy, Maxine Audley; dir:John Gielgud, des:Mariano Andreu [4pp, 5x7.4; light crease; unusual] £5

1950: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT)
Anthony Eustrel, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Barbara Jefford, Leon Quartermaine, Alan Badel, Andrew Cruickshank, Paul Hardwick, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Robert Hardy, Maxine Audley; dir:John Gielgud, des:Mariano Andreu [4pp, 5x7.4; slightly rumpled; unusual] £5

1950: KING HENRY VIII (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Robert Shaw, Alan Badel, Paul Hardwick, Michael Bates, Barbara Jefford, George Rose, Robert Hardy, Maxine Audley; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 5x7.5; unusual] £5

1950: 1950 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1950 productions were MEASURE FOR MEASURE (dir:Brook), HENRY VIII (dir:Guthrie), JULIUS CAESAR (dir:Quayle & Langham), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (dir:Gielgud) and KING LEAR (dir:Quayle & Gielgud). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of John Gielgud as Angelo, Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies as Queen Katharine, Anthony Quayle as Henry VIII, Leon Quartermaine as Buckingham, Harry Andrews as Brutus, and Andrew Cruickshank as Julius Caesar; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Rosalind Atkinson as Mistress Overdone, Barbara Jefford as Isabella, Michael Gwynn as Provost, George Rose as Pompey, Maxine Audley, Paul Hardwick, Alan Badel, and Nigel Green; further portraits of Tyrone Guthrie, Peter Brook, Michael Langham, John Gielgud, Anthony Quayle, Leslie Bridgewater, Pauline Grant, Leslie Hurry, Mariano Andreu, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Warwick Armstrong; full-page colour designs for KING LEAR (Leslie Hurry), and JULIUS CAESAR (Warwick Armstrong); and photographic coverage of the Australian Tour.
[32pp, light card cover; 8.75x11; excellent condition] £16

1950 (Mch-Apr): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.25
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre; containing Plans for the 1950 Festival: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, HENRY VIII, JULIUS CAESAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and KING LEAR (company list, and photos of Anthony Quayle, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies); photos of Leon Quartermaine as Buckingham (HENRY VIII) and Harry Andrews as Macduff (MACBETH), Plans for the Royal Visit to Stratford, Welcome Home from Australia (w.photo of entire Stratford Company disembarking from their plane), The Company's Welcome to Stratford for the 1950 Season Reception (w.photo), photo of interior of Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Mickleton Manor (w.2 photos), Winter's Tale and Spring Sequel (report on Stratford out of season), Royal Visits of Yesteryear etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; small part of penultimate page removed, very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1950 (May): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.26
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine; cover photo of Their Royal Highnesses, The King and Queen visiting Stratford; reports on the Royal visit w.8 photos (of the King and Queen, Princess Margaret, Dr.Levi Fox, Colonel Fordham Flower, Lord Iliffe, Anthony Quayle, Mr G Hume and Mr P Donnell), Great Gathering for Poet's Birthday (w.2 photos), Unveiling of a Memorial Window to Sir Frank Benson (w.photo); 3 production photos of HENRY VIII (w.Barbara Jefford, Rosalind Atkinson, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, John Money, Robert Hardy, Anthony Quayle, Geoffrey Bayldon, Paul Hardwick, Brian Brockman, Robert Shaw, Eric Lander, Alan Badel and Timothy Bateson); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Discoveries at the Poet's Birthplace (w.photo), The significance of Mason Croft (w.photo), The "Lost" Beams of Bearley Manor (w.photo), Other Scenes Shakespeare Knew, Piquant Memories of a Royal Day etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950 (Jun): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.27
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Robert Hardy, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Shaw and Leon Quartermaine in MEASURE FOR MEASURE; containing reports on JULIUS CAESAR (w.3 production photos of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruickshank, Timothy Bateson, Michael Gwynn, Percy Herbert, and John Gielgud) directed by Anthony Quayle and Michael Langham, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE (w.2 production photos of Barbara Jefford, John Gielgud, Alan Badel and Hazel Penwarden) directed by Peter Brook; Summertime at Shottery photograph; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Scheme to create Shakespeare Centre at Hall's Croft (w.photo), The gardens of Compton Verney House (w.2 photos), The Famous Birth-Room as it now appears (w.photo), Preparing for the 1951 Festival of Britain etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950 (Jul): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.28
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (Shakespeareland's own pictorial magazine); cover photo of John Gielgud as Cassius; containing extended interview with John Gielgud; report on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (w.9 production photos of John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Eric Lander, John York, Barbara Jefford, Mairhi Russell, Maxine Audley, Richard Dare, George Rose, Andrew Cruickshank, Leon Quartermaine, Robert Hardy and Harold Kasket); photographs of the magazine's contributors: Collin Brooks, J C Trewin, A K Chesterton; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including More Matter with Less Art, please Mr Quayle (by A K Chesterton), Shakespeare's Englishry (by Collin Brooks), Hamlet: Renaissance or Romantic (by Philip Squire), News from Shakespeareland (by E P Ray), Warmington Manor (w.2 photos), Anne Hathaway's Cottage (w.5 photos) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950 (Oct): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 [No.31?] Last Issue
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (Shakespeareland's own pictorial magazine); cover photo of The Stratford Mop, 1950; containing reports on Stratford's Mop (w.2 photos); photos of some of the magazine's contributors (John Brophy and Joseph Leftwich), and Shakespeare's Grammar School; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Shylock, Jew or Clown? (by Joseph Leftwich), Shakespeare at Eton (by John Brophy), Realism in Lear (by Collin Brooks, News from Shakespeareland (by E P Ray), Controversy is Good for the Theatre (G K Chesterton), Stratford Album (by Wendy Monk, w.photo), I plead for Titus (by J C Trewin, w.photo), Where Shakespeare Crept Unwillingly to School (w.5 photo), Old Warwickshire Hall (w.2 photos) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1951 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with Michael Redgrave, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Richard Burton, Hugh Griffith, Alan Badel, Heather Stannard, Hazel Penwarden

1951: RICHARD II (SMT/24 March 1951)
Michael Redgrave, Hugh Griffith, Harry Andrews, Robert Hardy [7.5x10"; 4pp w.insert; VG] £4

1951: HENRY IV PT.1 (SMT/3 April 1951)
Richard Burton, Michael Redgrave, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford; dir:John Kidd & Anthony Quayle [4pp w.insert; 7.5x10; VG] £5

1951: HENRY IV PT.2 (SMT/8 May 1951)
Richard Burton, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford; dir:John Kidd & Anthony Quayle [4pp w.insert; 7.5x10; VG] £5

1951: THE TEMPEST (SMT/26 June 1951)
Michael Redgrave, Alan Badel, Richard Burton, Hugh Griffith, Rachel Roberts, Barbara Jefford, Ian Bannen; dir:Michael Benthall, des:Loudon Sainthill [4pp; minor foxing, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1951: HENRY V (SMT/31 July 1951)
Richard Burton, Barbara Jefford, Hazel Penwarden; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp w.insert; 7.5x10; excellent condition] £7

1951: 1951 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1951 productions were RICHARD II, HENRY IV PTS.1 & 2, HENRY V (all directed by Anthony Quayle, Michael Redgrave and John Kidd), and THE TEMPEST (dir:Benthall). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Michael Redgrave as Richard II, Hugh Griffith as John of Gaunt, Richard Burton as Henry V, Heather Stannard as Queen (RICHARD II), and Rosalind Atkinson as Mistress Quickly; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Alan Badel as Fool, Barbara Jefford as Anne Bullen, Hazel Penwarden, Michael Gwynn, Alexander Gauge as Northumberland, Richard Wordsworth, Peter Williams, and William Fox; further portraits (with biographies) of Anthony Quayle, Leslie Bridgewater, Michael Redgrave, John Kidd, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Alix Stone, Michael Benthall, Loudon Sainthill, John Wooldridge, William Squaire, Duncan Lamont, Michael Bates, Robert Hardy, Raymond Westwell, Philip Morant, Peter Norris, Geoffrey Bayldon, Joan MacArthur, John Gay, and Jack Gwillim; full-page colour designs for Richard Burton as Henry V (Moiseiwitsch), and for Miranda in THE TEMPEST (Sainthill); photographs of the unveiling of the American Tablet at the Memorial Theatre, and of the Oct-Nov 1950 Tour to Germany.
[36pp, light card cover; 8.75x11; uncommon; VG] (£16) SOLD

1952 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Mary Ellis, Anthony Quayle, Michael Hordern, Siobhan McKenna, Lyn Evans, Laurence Harvey, Raymond Westwell, Michael Bates; and in London, John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, Paul Scofield, Dorothy Tutin

1952: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Phoenix Theatre, London)
Lewis Casson (as Leonato), Trader Faulkner, Diana Wynyard (as Beatrice), Dorothy Tutin (as Hero), Paul Scofield (as Don Pedro), Michael Goodliffe, Robert Hardy (as Claudio), John Gielgud (as Benedick), Paul Hansard, Brewster Mason (as Borachio), Paul Hardwick, Hugh Stewart, Margaret Wolfit, Penelope Munday, Robert Anderson, George Rose (as Dogberry), John Moffatt (as Verges), Norman Bird, Kenneth Edwards, William Patrick, Michael Nightingale, George Howe (as A Friar), John Whiting (as A Sexton), Peter Whitbread, Nicholas Bruce, Denys Graham, Sarah Davies, Gillian Webb, Nona Blair, Chattie Salaman, Churton Fairman, Oliver Cox; dir:John Gielgud, designed by Mariano Andreu [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits etc.; light crease] £4

1952: CORIOLANUS (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Mary Ellis, Laurence Harvey, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Siobhan McKenna, Michael Bates, John Turner, Zena Walker, John Nettleton; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 7.5x10; fold, light foxing, else VG] £3

1952: THE TEMPEST (SMT)
Ralph Richardson, Michael Hordern, Margaret Leighton; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1952: VOLPONE - Jonson (SMT)
Ralph Richardson, Anthony Quayle, Michael Hordern; dir:George Devine [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1952: MACBETH (SMT)
Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Siobhan McKenna; dir:Gielgud [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1952: AS YOU LIKE IT (SMT)
Laurence Harvey, Margaret Leighton, Michael Hordern; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 7.5x10; light fold] £4

1952: SEASON BROCHURE for September 1st to November 1st (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1952 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; VG; extremely unusual] £5

1952: 1952 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1952 productions were CORIOLANUS (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), THE TEMPEST (dir:Benthall), AS YOU LIKE IT (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), MACBETH (dir:Gielgud), VOLPONE (dir:George Devine). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton as Ariel, Anthony Quayle as Coriolanus, Mary Ellis as Volumnia, Michael Hordern, and Siobhan McKenna as Virgilia; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Glen Byam Shaw, Michael Benthall, John Gielgud, George Devine, Lyn Evans as Stephano, Laurence Harvey as Tullus Aufidius, Raymond Westwell as Comminius, and Michael Bates as Trinculo; further portraits (with biographies) of Kenneth Rowell, Michael Northern, Joan MacArthur, Alexander Davion, Philip Morant, Jack Gwillim, Zena Walker, Powys Thomas, David Dodimead, and Mervyn Blake; full pages on the designers Malcolm Pride (with 4 designs), Loudon Sainthill (5 designs) and Margaret Harris (5 designs); monochrome designs for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (Rowell); full-page colour designs for Macduff (Rowell) and Jacques (Motley); 7 photographs of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Phoenix Theatre, London; 5 photographs of the 1951 HISTORY PLAY CYCLE, with Michael Redgrave, Richard Burton, Anthony Quayle and Harry Andrews; and 4 cartoons of the 1951 Season (by Ronald Searle and Giles).
[32pp, light card cover; 8.75x11; excellent condition] £16

1953 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Peggy Ashcroft, Marius Goring, Yvonne Mitchell, Harry Andrews, Rachel Kempson, Michael Redgrave

1953: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT)
Marius Goring, Yvonne Mitchell, Robert Shaw, Joan Sanderson, Nigel Davenport, Michael Warre, Tony Britton, Basil Hoskins, Donald Pleasence; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £3

1953: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT)
Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell, Robert Shaw, Charles Gray; dir:Denis Carey, music:Julian Slade [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £5

1953: RICHARD III (SMT)
Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp w.insert; 7.5x10; minor marks, else VG] £4

1953: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (SMT)
Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Nigel Davenport, Charles Gray; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] (£5) SOLD

1953: SEASON BROCHURE for August 31st to October 31st (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1953 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; VG] £5

1953: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Princes Theatre, London)
Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Nigel Davenport, Charles Gray; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [12pp; 4.75x7.25; light marks, else VG] £4

1953-54: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (London, The Hague, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris)
Excellent souvenir of the European Tour of this production; with 8 vivid production photos, full-page portraits of Michael Redgrave and Peggy Ashcroft (as Antony and Cleopatra), Michael Redgrave (as Antony), Marius Goring (as Octavius Caesar), Peggy Ashcroft (as Cleopatra), Rachel Kempson (as Octavia), Peggy Ashcroft (as Portia in The Merchant of Venice), Michael Redgrave and Marius Goring (as King Lear and The Fool), Marius Goring (as Richard III), Harry Andrews (as Henry IV), Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; quarter-page portraits (with commentaries) of Glen Byam Shaw, Margaret Harris, Antony Hopkins, Michael Warre, Tony Britton, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Donald Eccles (as Maecenas), Jean Wilson (as Charmian), John Bushelle (as Agrippa), Powys Thomas, Philip Morant, Mary Watson, Peter Norris, Mervyn Blake, James Wellman, David O'Brien, Alan Townsend, William Peacock, Bernard Kay, Jerome Willis, and Peter Duguid; production directed by Glen Byam Shaw, designed by Motley, music by Antony Hopkins, choreography by Pauline Grant; company list, credits etc. [28pp, 8.75x11.2; gold card cover; very slightly rumpled, else excellent condition] £16

1954: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles)
Excellent large-size souvenir of the Bruxelles performances of this production; with cast list (including Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Harry Andrews, Tony Britton, Michael Warre, Philip Morant, David O'Brien, Donald Eccles, Bernard Kay, Robert Shaw, Powys Thomas, Gareth Jones, Jean Wilson, Mary Watson, Dennis Clinton, Nigel Davenport, Charles Gray, David King); full-page portraits with commentary of Michael Redgrave (as Antony), Peggy Ashcroft (as Cleopatra), Marius Goring (as Octavius Caesar), Harry Andrews (as Enobarbus), Rachel Kempson (as Octavia), Glen Byam Shaw; half-page portraits of Margaret Harris (designer), Antony Hopkins (composer); synopses (in French and Dutch); production directed by Glen Byam Shaw, designed by Motley, music by Antony Hopkins, choreography by Pauline Grant; credits etc. [24pp, 8.75x11.2; gold card cover; very slightly rumpled, else excellent condition] (£16) SOLD

1953: 1953 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR (CORONATION SEASON)
The 1953 productions were MERCHANT OF VENICE (dir:Carey), RICHARD III (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), TAMING OF THE SHREW (dir:George Devine), KING LEAR (dir:George Devine). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Peggy Ashcroft as Portia, Michael Redgrave as Shylock, Marius Goring as Richard III, Yvonne Mitchell, Harry Andrews as Antonio (MERCHANT), and Rachel Kempson; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Glen Byam Shaw, George Devine, Denis Carey, Hutchinson Scott, Vivienne Kernot, Margaret Harris, and Robert Colquhoun; further portraits (with biographies) of Noel Howlett as Edward IV, Tony Britton as Bassanio, Michael Warre as Clarence, Donald Pleasance as Lancelot Gobbo, Robert Shaw as Gratiano, Basil Hoskins as Richmond, Joan Sanderson as Queen Margaret, Powys Thomas as Duncan, John Bushelle as Derby, Donald Eccles as Rivers, Philip Morant as Volsce Senator, Peter Norris, Mervy Blake as Corin, James Wellman as Adam, and David O'Brien; full-page colour designs for Lucentio (Kernot) and King Lear (Colquhoun); full-page colour cartoon by Ronald Searle of Anthony Quayle as Falstaff; with section about Tour of Australia and New Zealand, including 19 photographs featuring Vivien Leigh, Peggy Ashcroft, Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Rachel Kempson, Margaret Leighton, Anthony Quayle, Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, Leo McKern, etc.
[32pp; gold card cover; 8.75x11; very minor rust marks to centre pages, else excellent condition] (£17) SOLD

1953: SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE COMPANY
SOUVENIR OF 1953 TOUR TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

The productions toured were OTHELLO (dir:Quayle), AS YOU LIKE IT (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), HENRY IV PT.1 (dir:Quayle). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Anthony Quayle as Othello, Barbara Jefford as Rosalind, Leo McKern as Iago, Terence Longdon as Prince Hal, Keith Michell as Hotspur, Raymond Westwell as Roderigo, Joan MacArthur as Emilia, Rosalind Atkinson as Mistress Quickly, Jack Gwillim as Henry IV, Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Margaret Harris, Tanya Moisewitsch, Leslie Bridgewater, and Clifton Parker; further portraits (with biographies) of Zena Walker, Charmian Eyre, Jane Holland, Loudon Sainthill, Kenneth Rowell, and Warwick Armstrong; 12 small portraits of other members of the company including Ian Bannen, Derek Godfrey and James Grout; full-page colour designs for Jacques (Motley) and Miranda in THE TEMPEST (Sainthill); full-page colour cartoon by Ronald Searle of Anthony Quayle as Falstaff; 9 photographs of Stratford productions 1948-52, featuring John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Anthony Quayle, Robert Helpmann, Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard and others; 5 photographs of the 1950 Royal Visit to the Stratford Memorial Theatre, featuring King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret; and a history of the theatre.
[32pp; 8.75x11; excellent condition] (£16) SOLD

1954 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Anthony Quayle, Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, Laurence Harvey, Muriel Pavlow, Zena Walker, William Devlin

1954: OTHELLO (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Raymond Westwell, William Devlin, Barbara Jefford, Tony Britton, Ian Bannen, Ian Holm, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp; 7.5x10; light creases, else VG] £2

1954: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT)
Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, Anthony Quayle, Zena Walker, Tony Britton, Ian Bannen, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:George Devine [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £3

1954: ROMEO AND JULIET (SMT)
Laurence Harvey (as Romeo), Zena Walker (as Juliet), Tony Britton (as Mercutio), Ian Bannen, Ian Holm (as Paris's Page), Geoffrey Bayldon, John Turner, Keith Michell (as Tybalt), William Devlin (as Capulet), Raymond Westwell, Donald Pickering (as Paris), Rosalind Atkinson (as Nurse), Leo McKern (as Friar Lawrence), James Grout, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 7.5x10; light horizontal crease, else VG] £4

1954: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT)
Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, Leo McKern, Ian Bannen, James Grout, Rosalind Atkinson, William Devlin, James Villiers, Basil Hoskins, John Turner, Raymond Westwell, Muriel Pavlow, Edward Atienza, Geoffrey Bayldon, Beverley Cross; dir:George Devine [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1954: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (SMT)
Laurence Harvey, Muriel Pavlow, Leo McKern, Anthony Quayle, William Devlin, Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, Ian Bannen, Ian Holm, Tony Britton, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp; 7.5x10; light crease, else VG] £4

1954: SEASON BROCHURE for August 30th to October 30th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1954 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; VG] £5

1954: 1954 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
This souvenir contains over 35 excellent photographs; the 1954 plays were OTHELLO (dir:Anthony Quayle), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (dir:George Devine), ROMEO AND JULIET (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (dir:George Devine), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (dir:Glen Byam Shaw); there are full-page photographic portraits of Anthony Quayle as Othello, Barbara Jefford as Desdemona, Laurence Harvey, Muriel Pavlow as Titania, Keith Michell as Theseus, Leo McKern as Quince, Tony Britton as Cassio, William Devlin as Brabantio, Rosalind Atkinson, Raymond Westwell as Iago, Powys Thomas as Oberon, and Zena Walker; smaller illustrations of Joan McArthur, Basil Hoskins, Jean Wilson, David O'Brien, Geoffrey Bayldon, Philip Morant, Mervyn Blake, Edward Atienza, Peter Duguid, Ian Bannen, James Grout, Bernard Kay, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, and Harry Andrews; portraits of the producers George Devine, Glen Byam Shaw, Anthony Quayle, and the designers Margaret Harris, Malcolm Pride, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Vivienne Kernot; two colour costume renderings; commentary on the 1953 tour of 'Antony and Cleopatra' etc.
[32pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.25; slightly rumpled, a few light marks, otherwise very good condition; an uncommon souvenir] £19

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