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CLASSIC PLAYS: 1960-1969

Classic Plays: 1960

1960: CANDIDA - George Bernard Shaw (Wyndhams)
Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Gillian Raine, Ken Wynne, Jeremy Spenser; dir:Frank Hauser [16pp; photos] £2

1960: THE PROPOSAL - Anton Chekhov & MISS JULIE - August Strindberg (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Diane Cilento, Cameron Hall, Hilda Braid, Leon Peers, Pamela Pitchford; dir:Leila Blake [20pp; interesting articles and photos] £3

1960: HENRY V (Mermaid)
Edgar Wreford, William Peacock, Gary Watson, Terence Edmond, David Dodimead, Ruchard Butler, Anton Diffring, Ronald Pember, Dan Meaden, Aubrey Woods, Deirdre White, Philip Grout, Michael Ritterman, Blake Butler, Michael Griffiths, John Dane, Roy Purcell, Harry Gwyn-Davies, John Bay, Suzanne Fuller, dir:Julius Gellner [36pp, 4.75x8; cast list, credits, extensive illustrated articles, cast biographies w.photos etc.; a stylish little programme; VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1961

1961: THE CHANGELING - Thomas Middleton and William Rowley (Royal Court)
Peter Duguid, David William, Alan Howard, Jeremy Brett, Derek Newark, John Blatchley, Norman Rossington, Roland Curram, Robin Ray, Charles Kay, Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Annette Crosbie, Zoe Caldwell, Pauline Munro, Rita Tushingham, Robin Chapman, Derek Fuke, Basil Moss, Morris Perry; dir:Tony Richardson, music by Raymond Leppard [20pp, 4.8x7.1; cast list, programme notes, cast biographies, credits etc.; notable cast; VG] £4

1961: THE GENTLEMAN DANCING MASTER - William Wycherley (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Athene Seyler, Valentine Dyall, Alan MacNaughtan, Hazel Penwarden; dir:James Gillhouley, music:John Dalby [12pp; cast, biographies; light vertical bend, minor marks, else VG] £2

1961: THE GENTLEMAN DANCING MASTER - William Wycherley (Pembroke Theatre, Croydon)
Athene Seyler, Valentine Dyall, Alan MacNaughtan, Hazel Penwarden; dir:James Gillhouley, music:John Dalby [12pp; cast, biographies; rumpled, small tear to front cover, else VG] £2

1961: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE - John Ford (Mermaid)
Edward de Souza, Zena Walker, John Woodvine, Jerry Verno, Patience Collier, Stephen Thorne, David William; dir:David Thompson [32pp; extensive articles, cast photos and biographies etc.; VG] £4

1961 (Feb): JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN - Henrik Ibsen (Mermaid)
Bernard Miles, Josephine Wilson, Freda Jackson, James Bolam; dir:Julius Gellner [36pp, 5x8; biographies, photos, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1961: THE WAKEFIELD MYSTERY PLAYS (Mermaid)
Martin Matthews, Donald Eccles, Graham Curnow, Louanne Harvey, Stuart Hutchison, Rodney Burke, Ronald Pember, Daniel Thorndike, Susan Engel, John Woodvine, Dan Meaden, Sheila Reid, Richard Mayes, Gloria Dolskie, Edward de Souza, Derek Ware, Leonard Fenton, James Bolam (as Jesus); dir:Colin Ellis and Sally Miles [48pp, 5x8; extensive illustrated articles etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1961 (Jun): THE TEMPEST (Vanbrugh Theatre)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: Michael Jones/Michael Jackson (as Prospero), Judi Bloom/Joan Taylor (as Miranda), Sylvia Vickers/Rita Buckley (as Ariel), Anthony Boden/Eric Young (as Caliban), Robert Carson, David Warner (as Stephano), Ian McShane; dir:John Fernald [12pp, 7x9.75; minor marks, small tear on back cover, else VG; uncommon] £4

Classic Plays: 1962

1962 (Feb): KREUTZER SONATA - Leo Tolstoy, adapt. Lovell and Watt (Pembroke Theatre, Croydon)
Roderick Lovell, Hannah Watt, dir:Ellen Pollock [12pp; light horizontal crease, else VG] £3

1962 (Oct): EASTWARD HO! - Ben Jonson, George Chapman and John Marston (Mermaid)
Sydney Bromley, Stephen Moore, Sheila Reid, Cardew Robinson, Margot Lister, Aubrey Morris, Juan Moreno; dir:Josephine Wilson, Denys Palmer [32pp, 4.75x8; illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1962 (Nov): THE WITCH OF EDMONTON - Thomas Dekker, William Rowley and John Ford (Mermaid)
Ruby Head, Melvyn Hayes, William Lucas, Edward Jewesbury, Erik Chitty, Timothy Bateson, Ronald Herdman, Juan Moreno; dir:Bernard Miles [32pp, 4.75x8; illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1962: THE ALCHEMIST - Ben Jonson (Tour)
Century Theatre production: Anthony Douse, Stanley Lebor, Joan Macdonald, David Dalton, David Jarrett, Henry Caddow, John Rapley, Ian Curteis, Dennis Adams, Kate Lansbury, Ralph H. Wylam, Freda Railton; dir:Ian Curteis [12pp, 5x8; cast list, programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1962: THE SEAGULL - Anton Chekhov (Trinity Gardens, Oxford)
Marcia Plumpton, Tom Bewley, John Petre, Susan Pleat, David Hutchinson, Penelope Kay, Marylyn Robertson, Phil Kenning, Robin Shaw, Graham Huntley, David Barlow; dir:David Bradby [8pp, 5.25x8.25; cast list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1962: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Royal Court)
Colin Blakely, Lynn Redgrave (aged 18), Corin Redgrave (aged 22), Ronnie Barker, Nicol Williamson (aged 23), David Warner (aged 20), James Bolam (aged 22), Rita Tushingham (aged 20), Samantha Eggar (aged 22), Alfred Lynch (aged 28); dir:Tony Richardson [20pp; marks and crease on cover but most unusual] (£5) SOLD

Classic Plays: 1963

1963: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Library Theatre, Manchester)
Robert Eddison, Georgine Anderson, Sebastian Breaks, Bernard Holley, Angela Down, Thomasine Heiner; dir:Oliver Neville [12pp; cast, scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1963 (Jun): MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Open Air, Regent's Park)
Ann Morrish, Denis Quilley, David King, Jill Dixon, John Justin, Edgar Wreford, Bernard Lloyd, Sebastian Breaks, Michael Blakemore, James Ottaway, Richard Kane; dir:David William [20pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, notes, biographies; VG] £4

1963: TREASURE ISLAND - Robert Louis Stevenson (Mermaid)
Fergus McClelland/David Baxter, Ronald Pember, Ronald Herdman, Joss Ackland, John Pickles, Keith James, John McKelvey, Kevin Stoney, Malcolm Rogers, Jack Spratt, Richard Fraser, Hector Ross, Fredric Abbott, Robert Gillespie, Keith James, Patrick Crean, John Gay, Robert Burlington, John Cater; dir:Colin Ellis [32pp, 5x7.9; cast list, extensive notes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1963 (Jul): THE PROVOK'D WIFE - Sir John Vanbrugh (Vaudeville Theatre)
Prospect production: Eileen Atkins, Ann Bell, June Brown, Dinsdale Landen, Trevor Martin, John Warner, Antony Brown, Edward Hardwicke; dir:Toby Robertson [12pp, 6.5x8.9; VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1964

1964: HENRY V (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park)
Dinsdale Landen, John Wyse, John Castle, Frank Moorey, Richard Kane, Wolfe Morris, Peter Whitbread, Andrew Downie, Margaret Courtenay, Edward Atienza, Amanda Reiss; dir:David William [20pp, 5x7.4; cast, notes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park)
Wolfe Morris, Zoe Hicks, Michael Bland, Peter Whitbread, John Castle, Richard Kane, David King, Arthur Howard, Christopher Burgess, Sheila Ballantine (as Katherina), Amanda Reiss, Edward Atienza, Dinsdale Landen (as Petruchio), Trevor Peacock, Henry Manning, John Wyse, Simon Carter, John Gay, Langton Jones, Zoe Hicks, Marian Desmond, Althea Stewart, Brian McGrellis, Michael Bland, Peter Donaldson, Martin Cort, Simon Carter; dir:Vladek Sheybal [20pp, 5x7.4; cast, notes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen, translated by Max Faber (St.Martin's)
Jean Anderson, Betty Woolfe, George Cole, Joan Greenwood, Gillian Raine, Andre Morell, Maurice Good; dir:Minos Volonakis [24pp, 4.75x7.4; cast, notes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury)
Alexander John, Maryann Turner, Brian Poyser, Pamela Craig, David Jarrett, Peter Noel Cook, Vivien Sherrard, Terence Gratton, Keith Taylor, Robert French, Alex Ward, Geoffrey Colville, Barrie Houghton, Anthony Kenyon, Sylvia Jesesson, Ralph Gruskin, Lynne Ashcroft; dir:Ann Stutfield [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, note, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1964: GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Charles Dickens, (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury)
Alexander John, Tony Healey, Ian Daniels, David Gale, Maryann Turner, Gerry Gibbons, Terence Gratton, Roy Semley, Owen Berry, Alex Ward, Lynne Ashcroft, Vivien Sherrard, Ralph Gruskin, Robert French, Lorraine Peters, Peter Noel Cook; dir:Ann Stutfield [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, note, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1964: THE BACCHAE - Euripides, trans. Kenneth Cavander (Mermaid)
Barrie Ingham, Joss Ackland, John Woodvine, John Wyse, Stephen Moore, Jerry Verno, Josephine Wilson; dir:Bernard Miles, music:Alexander Goehr, sets:David Myerscough Jones, costumes:Ariane Gastambide [32pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles etc.; ticket stapled to cover (20 Feb '64); VG] £4

1964: 400 SHAKESPEARE AT THE MERMAID - 1964 Season Brochure (Mermaid)
Brochure for 'A Season of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, performed in celebration of the Shakespeare Quatercentenary'; the plays performed were MACBETH, THE CANKER AND THE ROSE, THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, and THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY, directed by Julius Gellner, Bernard Miles and David William; brochure contains photos of the company; reviews of 'The Shoemaker's Holiday' w.photos; numerous illustrated articles, including 'Aristotle's Rules of the Tragic Drama', Edward Gordon Craig on 'Macbeth'; and notes on Beaumont and Fletcher, Shakespeare and a Nightgown, Thomas Dekker, and the Fight Sequences etc. etc. [40pp, 5x8; VG] £5

1964: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Library Theatre, Manchester)
Robert Eddison, Georgine Anderson, Michael Meacham, Dan MacDonald, Thomasine Heiner, Pat Keen, Kendrick Owen, Bernard Holley, Antony Linford; dir:Oliver Neville [16pp; cast, scenes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: TWELFTH NIGHT (Oxford Playhouse)
Oxford University Dramatic Society: Annabel Leventon, Michael Johnson, Oliver Davies [AKA Oliver Ford Davies] (as Antonio), Paul Collins, Michael Emrys-Jones, David Aukin (as Malvolio), Doug Fisher, Janet Watts, Ann James; dir:Michael Rudman [16pp, 5.5x8.4; cast, credits etc.; VG] £4

1964: TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD - George Bernard Shaw (Garrick)
Lewis Teasdale, Nan Munro, Anthony Oliver, June Ritchie, Liz Fraser, T. P. McKenna, Alastair Sim, James Bolam, George Cole, Laurence Hardy; dir:Frank Dunlop [16pp; 10 cast biographies and photos; some creasing, else VG] £2

1964: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR (Gate Theatre Tour)
Micheal Mac Liammoir; dir:Hilton Edwards [6pp triple-fold; order of events, photo and biography of Mac Liammoir, programme notes etc.; VG] £3

1964: THREE SISTERS - Anton Chekhov, new English version by Randall Jarrell (Morosco Theatre, New York)
Actors Studio Theatre production: Geraldine Page, Kevin McCarthy, Peggy Feury, Shirley Knight, Luther Adler, Robert Loggia, James Olsen, Tamara Daykarhanova, Salem Ludwig, Brooks Morton, Janice Mars, Michael Wager, Albert Paulsen, Barbara Baxley, John Harkins, David Paulsen; dir:Lee Strasberg [20pp, 6x9; Playbill programme; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; staples missing, else VG] £3

1964 (Sep): AMLETO - HAMLET (Old Vic)
The National Theatre presents the Compagnia PROCLEMER-ALBERTAZZI in AMLETO, with Giorgio Albertazzi, Anna Proclemer, Massimo Girotti, Annamaria Guarnieri, Mario Scaccia; dir:Franco Zeffirelli [36pp, 8x11; cast list, notes about the Proclemer-Albertazzi Company, biographies and photographs of the protagonists, 23+ PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS, note by the translator, Franco Zeffirelli on Hamlet, open letter to Olivier from Giorgio Albertazzi; corners curled, minor marks, else VG] £5
1964: STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1964
1964: STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1964 (Stratford, Ontario) Souvenir Brochure
Souvenir Brochure for the 12th Stratford Ontario Season, June 15th to October 3rd 1964. The productions were RICHARD II (Walter Hutt, Tony Van Bridge, Leo Cicero, Eric House, Patrick Boxill - 4 photos, and full-page colour costume rendering), LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME (Douglas Rain, Martha Henry, William Needles, Mervyn Blake, Len Cariou - 4 photos, and full-page colour costume rendering), KING LEAR (John Colicos, Bruno Gerussi, Frances Hyland, Diana Maddox, Hugh Webster - 5 photos, and 2 colour costume renderings), and THE COUNTRY WIFE (Helen Burns w.photo, costume renderings and full-page design sketch); also included are photos of the actors Eric Christmas, Joseph Shaw and Mary Savidge, Amelia Hall, Max Helpmann, Ted Hodgeman and Lewis Gordon, Len Birman, Claude Bede, Garrick Hagon, Al Kozlik, Edwin Stephenson, Joseph Rutten, Vanya Franck, Suzanne Grossman, and Jackie Burroughs; and photos of the designers, composers etc. Stuart Burge, Desmond Heeley, Robert Prevost, Leslie Hurry, John Cook, Gabriel Charpentier, Louis Applebaum, Gordon Ridout, Jean Gascon, Alan Lund, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Robert Fairfield, Tom Patterson, Victor C.Polley, John Hayes, and Patrick Crean; a full-colour photograph of the theatre and company, an introduction by Michael Langham (w.photo); a feature on the Stratford company's 1964 visit to Chichester (w.4 photos); details of the Afternoon Concert series; a feature on the 1964 Opera Productions: THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD (with a full-page colour costume rendering for A Yeoman) and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, and 14 photographs of the leading singers; list of the 1964 Festival Company etc. [56pp, 8.5x11; this lavish Souvenir of the 1964 Season is uncommon; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

Classic Plays: 1965

1965: AN IDEAL HUSBAND - Oscar Wilde (Strand)
Gillian Raine, Anne Cameron, John Atkinson, Roger Livesey, Dulcie Gray, Perlita Neilson, Ursula Jeans, Margaret Lockwood, Richard Dennis, Michael Denison, Keith Bowles, Richard Todd, Cyril Wheeler, Martin Fowler, Lesley Lee; dir:James Roose-Evans [16pp; 9 biographies w.photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1965: MAN AND SUPERMAN - G. B. Shaw (New Arts)
Alan Badel, Sian Phillips, Zena Walker, Marie Lohr [8pp] £2

1965: KING LEAR (Oxford Playhouse)
Oxford University Dramatic Society: Clive Mitchell, Simon Brett, David Wood, Alison Skilbeck, Dick Alford, Tom Bewley, Gerald Donaldson, Susan Solomon, Pauline Burton, Sheila Dawson; dir: Peter Bayley [16pp; biographies, photos, articles; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1965 (Jan): RICHARD II (Nottingham Playhouse)
John Neville, Michael Craig, Gemma Jones, Ronald Magill, Christopher Hancock, John Tordoff, Ursula Smith; dir:John Neville and Michael Rudman [16pp, 5.5x8.6; VG] £3

1965: OEDIPUS TYRANNUS - Sophocles (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
The Cambridge University Greek Play: Malcolm Hardman, Clare Ballantyne, Roger Vignoles, Peter Burtt-Jones; dir:George Rylands/Alan Ker, music:Philip Radcliffe [16pp, 7x9.25; cast, credits, articles etc.; ticket stapled to cover; VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1966

1966 (Mch): THE BEAVER COAT - Gerhart Hauptmann, translated by William Rowlinson (Mermaid)
Carole Walker, Peggy Mount, Anthony Sagar, Jean Muir, Colin Ellis, Robert Gillespie, Gabrielle Hamilton, Keneth Thornett, John Moffatt, Hugh Walters, Russell Waters, Michael Wells; dir:Robert Chetwyn [32pp, 5x8; attractive programme, containing cast list, extensive illustrated articles, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1966 (Apr): THE MISER and THE IMAGINARY INVALID - Moliere, adapted by Max Loding (Mermaid)
Duncan Macrae, Bernard Miles, Patsy Rowlands, Daniel Thorndike, Russell Hunter; dir:Julius Gellner [32pp, 5x8; attractive programme, containing notes, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1966: THE THUNDERBOLT - Arthur Wing Pinero (Arts Theatre)
Carl Bernard, Sheila Keith, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Martin Boddey, Arthur Brough; dir:Jordan Lawrence [8pp; cast, scenes, notes etc.; VG] £2

1966: LET'S GET A DIVORCE! - Victorien Sardou and Emile de Najac (Comedy)
Fenella Fielding, Hugh Paddick, Barry Foster, Ken Wynne, Carmen Silvera, Joan Sanderson, Eric Thompson, Daniel Thorndike, Patsy Rowlands; dir:Robin Midgeley [36pp, 6x9; 6 production photos, cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1966: THE WINTER'S TALE (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh)
Pop Theatre production: Laurence Harvey, Moira Redmond, Jane Asher, David Weston, Esmond Knight, David Sumner, Simon Orr, Cherry Morris, Janet Moffatt, David Orr, Alan Foss, Diana Churchill, Edward Jewesbury, Michael Irving, Terry Palmer, Gavin Reed, John Gray, Jim Dale, Joanna Wake, Joy Ring, Charmian Eyre, Suzanne Mockler, Patricia Kneale, Tom Baker, John Truscott, Ian Dempsey, David Pia, Neil Henderson; dir:Frank Dunlop [12pp, 4x10; cast list, biographies, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1966: THE WINTER'S TALE (Cambridge Theatre)
Pop Theatre production: Laurence Harvey, Moira Redmond, Jane Asher, David Weston, Esmond Knight, David Sumner, Frank Barry, Cherry Morris, Monica Maughan, David Orr, Dan Caulfield, Alan Foss, Diana Churchill, Edward Jewesbury, Michael Irving, Paul Marklew, Gavin Reed, Tom Baker, John Gray, Jim Dale, Joanna Wake, Joy Ring, Charmian Eyre, Suzanne Mockler, Gavin Reed, Michael Murray, Denis Duval, Dale Farrow, Michael Ounsted, Ray Tanva; dir:Frank Dunlop [6.75x9.6; 16pp; photos etc.; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

Classic Plays: 1967

1967: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park)
Peter Whitbread, Helen Ryan, Michael Wisher, Nicola Pagett, Raymond Burke, Paul Harper, Jennie Woodford, James Ottaway, Peter Bayliss, Jonathan Cecil, Bernard Hopkins, Jill Dixon, Edgar Wreford; dir:Michael Meacham [20pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, synopsis, programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1967: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY - Oscar Wilde (Palace Theatre, Watford)
William Simons, Guy Slater, Christopher Gable, Aileen Raymond, Gerald Taylor, Anna Wing, Ellen Sheean, Ros Drinkwater, Peter Cleall, Michael Fleming, Elizabeth Berger, Ian Ribbens; dir:Giles Havergal [12pp, 5x8.5; cast, credits, notes etc.; VG] £3

1967: THE SOLDIER'S FORTUNE - Thomas Otway (Royal Court)
Maurice Roeves, Charles Thomas, Roger Foss, Wallas Eaton, Sheila Hancock, Elizabeth Bell, Arthur Lowe, Bridget Turner, John Nettles, Toby Salaman, Richard Vanstone, Bernard Gallagher, John Shepherd, Peter Wyatt, Peter John; dir:Peter Gill [24pp, 5.5x8.6; cast, credits, extensive articles etc.; VG] £4

1967: LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN - Oscar Wilde (Phoenix)
Coral Browne, Isabel Jeans, Douglas Byng, Ronald Lewis, Juliet Mills, Geoffrey King, Roy Boyd, Carolyn Montagu, John Humphry, George Desmond, Maria Warburg, Martin Aubrey, Billie Hill, Anne Sherwin, Peter Jackson, Jacqueline Lacey, Anthony Roye, Terence Bayler, Molly Veness, Corin Redgrave, Celestine Randall; dir:Anthony Quayle, des:Cecil Beaton [24pp, 6x9; 7 production photos, cast, cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £4

1967: THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (Queen's)
Prospect Productions: Lila Kedrova, Patrick Wymark, Edward Atienza, Stephanie Bidmead, John Byron, James Cairncross, Jan Carey, Laurence Carter, Marty Cruickshank, Hazel Hughes, Terry Scully, Barry Warren, Michael Elphick; dir:Richard Cottrell [24pp, 6x9; cast, cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £4

1967: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Theatre Royal, Bristol)
Bristol Old Vic Company: Nigel Terry, Frank Barrie, Angela Down, Anna Carteret, Russell Hunter, Peter Whitbread, David Calder, Neil Cunningham; dir:Stuart Burge [16pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1967: BEWARE OF THE DOG - Gabriel Arout, adapted from the short stories of Anton Chekhov (St.Martin's)
John Neville, Ann Bell; dir:Noel Willman [32pp; cast, credits, photos, biographies, articles etc.; ticket stapled to cover (6 June '67); VG] £2

1967: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and THE KNACK - Ann Jellicoe (Northcott Theatre, Exeter)
Tony Church, Caroline John, Peter Copley, Michael Byrne, Jonathan Elsom, Davyd Harries, Hayward Morse [20pp; Opening Production of this new theatre; cast, credits, photos of the building of the theatre and its finished interior, notes by Tony Church (the theatre director), cast photos and biographies etc.; punch holes, tea stain on cover, slightly rumpled, else VG; uncommon] £4

1967: VOLPONE - Ben Jonson (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh)
David Dodimead, Brian Stanyon, Tony Kinnie, Brian Carey, Ian Lindsay, Edward Jewesbury, Donald Layne-Smith, Arthur Pentelow, Walter Carr, John Railton, Katharine Barker, Martin Heller, Antonia Pemberton, Joan Morrow, Ian Milton, Michael Radford; dir:Michael Burrell [16pp, 4x10; cast list, biographies, credits, notes; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £3
1967: NYT SEASON BROCHURE
1967: NYT SEASON BROCHURE (Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre etc.)
National Youth Theatre: 19 photographs, including 12 production photos, featuring Andrew Murray, Norman Eshley in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Helen Mirren, John Nightingale, Clive Emsley, Tim Meats in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Tim Dalton, Barrie Rutter, Tony May in LITTLE MALCOLM, Gareth Armstrong, Michael Trevor Adams, Ian Clegg, Nicola Barlow, Richard Knott in BARTHOLOMEW FAIR; message from Ralph Richardson (President), How The NYT Began by David Wright, list of productions so far, notes on the 1967 season, articles about the NYT etc.; inserted is a 4pp programme for ZIGGER ZAGGER (Peter Terson), with a cast list including Nigel Humphries, Simon Cadell, Gareth Thomas, Anthony Phipps, Francis Matthew, Martyn John, Nigel Jeffcoat, Jennifer Galloway, Loftus Burton, Hugh Coldwell, Ian Redford, Stephen Boxer, Martin Chamberlain, Russell Dixon, Stephen Hewitt, Peter Hall, Peter Jones, Michael Roberts, Charles Sturridge and many more [32pp, 8x5.3; very unusual; staples slightly rusty, else VG] (£7) SOLD
1961-1967: PROSPECT THEATRE COMPANY
1961-1967: PROSPECT PRODUCTIONS Souvenir Brochure
A survey of the Prospect Theatre Company during the years 1961-1967. Photographic features on Whiteman and Sammy, Irene, Big Soft Nellie, The Prisoner, The Wit To Woo, Look Back in Anger, Domino, The Birdwatcher, The Ginger Man, The Provok'd Wife, The Soldier's Fortune, You Never Can Tell, The Confederacy, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Square and A Door Must Be Open or Shut, The Applecart, Howards End, The Man of Mode, Getting Married, Macbeth, Thieves' Carnival, "Madam" said Dr.Johnson ..., The Gamecock, The Tempest, A Murder of No Importance, The Constant Couple, The Cherry Orchard, A Room With A View, Misalliance, and The Birthday Party. Casts include Brian Blessed, Prunella Scales, Maurice Kaufman, Dinsdale Landen, Zoe Hicks, Pinkie Johnstone, James Booth, Dudley Foster, Roy Kinnear, Bob Grant, June Barry, Andrew Crawford, John Shrapnel, Jonathan Cecil, Roger Hammond, Caroline Blakiston, John Stratton, Sylvia Coleridge, John Bown, George Selway, Trevor Martin, Eileen Atkins, June Brown, Edward Hardwicke, Barry Warren, Neil Stacy, Ann Firbank, Jeffry Wickham, Michael Meacham, Robert Eddison, Hy Hazell, Trevor Baxter, Robin Hawdon, Roy Marsden, Clive Swift, Marius Goring, John Law, John Wyse, Donald Layne-Smith, Ian Fleming, Alan MacNaughtan, June Jago, Barbara Murray, Eleanor Bron, Zena Walker, Michael Gwynn, Michael Culver, Sheila Gish, James Aubrey, Basil Hoskins, Ronnie Stevens, Sheila Ballantine, Gabrielle Drake, Clive Francis, Peter Jeffrey, Julian Curry, Timothy West, Julian Glover, Martin Potter, Valerie Taylor, Sylvia Syms, Isla Blair, Viola Keats, Marty Cruickshank, James Cairncross, Robert Hardy, Charles Kay, Eileen Beldon, Lila Kedrova, Patrick Wymark, John Byron, Bridget Turner, Edward Atienza, Michael Elphick, Richard Morant, Fiona Walker, Jean Anderson, Basil Dignam, Mona Washbourne, Tim Preece and many others; plays directed by Adrian Brine, Bryan Stonehouse, Vida Hope, John Tydeman, Clive Perry, Colin Graham, Toby Robertson, Richard Cottrell, Peter Dews, Eric Jones [c108pp, 10.5x8; 80 production photos, reviews etc.; most uncommon; VG] (£8) SOLD

Classic Plays: 1968

1968: THE COUNTRY WIFE - William Wycherley (Connaught Theatre, Worthing)
Colin Fisher, Michael MacKenzie, Marcus Plantin, William Fisher, Ellis Jones, Reginald Long, Timothy Peters, Norman Beaton, Timothy Colley, Merilyn Marshall, Anne de Vigier, Barbara Barnett, ,Gwyneth Powell, Susan Thomas, Venetia Maxwell; dir:Christopher Denys [8pp, 3.75x8.3 quadruple-fold; cast list, credits, details of the Summer Plays etc.; VG] £3

1968: HADRIAN VII - Peter Luke, based on works by Fr. Rolf [Baron Corvo] (Mermaid)
Alec McCowen, Margaret Courtenay, Alan MacNaughtan; dir:Peter Dews [32pp; extensive articles; minor marks else VG] £3

1968: PERICLES (ADC Theatre, Cambridge)
Amateur Dramatic Club: Andrew Hilton, Mike Avory, Clive Hartwell, Nick Clarke, Mike Jones, John Bates, John Burgess, Iain Wright, David Pynn, Edward Hill, Richard Morris, Jeremy Harris, Martin Read, Edwin Shirley, Susan Clifford, Linda Haydon, Virginia Pulmann, Nicky Graves, Kay M'Cartney, Priscilla Chadwick, Darien Angadi, David Frost, Mick Squire; dir:Dennis Marks [32pp, 6.25x7.5; cast, credits, articles, photos etc.; VG] £4

1968: GULLIVER'S TRAVELS - adapted from Jonathan Swift by Gerald Frow and Sean Kenny (Mermaid)
Michael D'Abo, Michael Attwell, William Rushton, Brian Murphy, John Bluthal, John Heawood, Grahame Mallard, Arthur Skinner, Hugh Armstrong, Anthony King, Gaye Brown, Douglas Gray, Tony Gray, Sinbad Gray, Declan Mulholland, Angharad Rees, Roy Herrick, Tilly Tremayne, Richard O'Brien, Jeneen Bamber, Lesley North; directed and designed by Sean Kenny [32pp, poster-style single sheet 21.5x34, folded down to 5.25x8.5; cast list, illustrated articles, credits etc.; VG] £4

1968: TWELFTH NIGHT (Royal Court)
Kika Markham, Patrick Mower, Malcolm Tierney, John Steiner, John Normington, Vickery Turner, Jack Shepherd (as Malvolio), Malcolm McDowell (as Sebastian), Dennis Waterman (as Fabian), Paul Greenwood, Tom Chadbon, Edward Peel, Fionnuala Flanagan, Peter Sproule, Judy Liebert, Harry Meacher; dir:Jane Howell, des:Patrick Procktor, music:Derek Oldfield [24pp; unusually illustrated with 11 striking line-drawings; VG] £4

1968: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Oscar Wilde (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Isabel Jeans, Daniel Massey, John Standing, Flora Robson, Pauline Collins, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Geoffrey Edwards, Lee Fox, Paul Greaves; dir:Robert Chetwyn [20pp, 5.5x8.4; excellent cast; cast photos and biographies; VG] £4

1968 (May): THE IMAGINARY INVALID - Moliere, trans. John Wood (Vaudeville)
Richard Wordsworth, Eileen Gourlay, Trader Faulkner, Ian Trigger; dir:Janos Nyiri [16pp, 6.6x8.6; notes, biographies w.photos; punch holes, date written on cover, else VG] £2

1968: ROMEO AND JULIET (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
Anthony Corlan, Anna Calder-Marshall, Brian Cox, Hayward Morse, Oliver Ford-Davies, Alison Key, Michael Gambon (as "Mike Gambon"), Jeremy Mason, Keith Drinkel, Jane Freeman, Paul Henry, Jeffrey Holland; dir:Peter Dews [16pp, 7x9; cast, biographies w.photos, rehearsal photo, notes, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

Classic Plays: 1969

1969: CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Edmond Rostand (Comedie-Francaise, Paris)
Jean Piat, Serge Maillart, Myriam Colombi, Francoise Chaumette; dir:Jacques Charon, des:Jacques Dupont [44pp, 5.1x6.9x; 29+ photos; spine slightly split, else VG] £4

1969: RABELAIS - Rabelais, Jean Louis Barrault (Old Vic)
Compagnie Renaud-Barrault: Jean-Louis Barrault, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Louis Fremont [8pp; cast, credits, synopsis, photographic cover etc.; VG] £2

1969: CANTERBURY TALES - adapted from Chaucer by Nevill Coghill and Martin Starke (Phoenix)
Michael Logan, Trevor Baxter, Nicky Henson, Pamela Charles, Nancy Nevinson, Daniel Thorndike, John Rutland, Howard Bell, Wynne Clarke, Kenneth J. Warren, George Benson, Billy Boyle, George Raistrick, Gavin Gordon; dir:Vlado Habunek [24pp, 5.2x9; cast list,list of musical numbers, credits, notes etc.; tear on back cover, else VG] £1

1969: BRIEF LIVES - James Aubrey, adapted by Patrick Garland (Criterion)
Roy Dotrice; dir:Patrick Garland, des:Julia Trevelyan Oman [24pp, 6x9; company biographies w.photos, 2 production photos, illustrated programme notes, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £3

1969 (May): SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - Oliver Goldsmith (Garrick)
Tom Courtenay, Juliet Mills, James Cossins, Rosalind Knight, Trevor Peacock, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Terry; dir:Braham Murray [20pp, 6x9; biographies w.photos; VG] £4


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